Serie A | Inter 1-1 Juventus: Dybala pen decides Derby d’Italia

Edin Dzeko had given Inter the early lead, but Paulo Dybala converted a soft penalty at the 89th minute for the Juventus equaliser in the Derby d’Italia.

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Serie A Highlights: Inter 1-1 Juventus

Arturo Vidal was absent with flu symptoms, so Hakan Calhanoglu started despite not being at 100 per cent after an ankle issue. Paulo Dybala was back on the bench after a muscular problem, with Moise Kean and Adrien Rabiot ruled out, but Max Allegri dropped Federico Chiesa and Matthijs de Ligt for Giorgio Chiellini and Dejan Kulusevski.

Samir Handanovic needed a save on Alvaro Morata and Edin Dzeko did enough to prevent Alex Sandro getting on the rebound.

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With Federico Bernardeschi off the field due to a dislocated shoulder, Inter took the lead. Hakan Calhanoglu’s ferocious strike bounced off the frame of the goal and Dzeko readjusted quickly to turn in the rebound from 12 yards.

Juan Cuadrado drilled just wide of the far post after a cheap giveaway, then Morata and Leonardo Bonucci got in each other’s way on a Cuadrado free kick.

Juventus did not make substitutions, but did adjust tactically to a 4-4-2 for the second half.

Chiellini charged down another long-range Calhanoglu strike, while Dzeko nodded the Nicolò Barella cross wide and Ivan Perisic wasted a promising counter-attack.

Allegri had to shake things up, so introduced Federico Chiesa and Paulo Dybala. It made an immediate difference, Handanovic parrying the Dybala free kick, as Inter sat deeper and deeper, inviting Juve on.

The turning point came in the final minutes, as Denzel Dumfries went in late to clear from Alex Sandro and caught the Brazilian on the boot. The referee had allowed play to continue, but he was called by VAR to view it again, seeing the contact was just inside the area. A penalty was awarded, which Dybala converted to equalise.

This is a result that suits neither side, because it leaves them both quite a long way off joint leaders Napoli and Milan.

Inter 1-1 Juventus

Dzeko 17 (I), Dybala pen 89 (J)

13 Comments on “Serie A | Inter 1-1 Juventus: Dybala pen decides Derby d’Italia”

  1. Inter were lucky. Juve outplayed them after that strange Dzeko goal that should have been cancelled for offside.

    Football was cruel to Juve today.

  2. Yeah Juve outplayed Inter with their slow motion football, lose the ball with every touch and cannot string more then 2 passes together.

  3. Inzaghi should have went on to score the 2nd goal, looking for the 3rd. Instead, all of the attacks were slowed down and delayed by Inter players. This is not how I want to see this club playing, just go ahead and finish them off instead of inviting them over! I only hope he is not as coward as Spalletti was.

  4. Dumphries missed the ball, caught the player. He was very late swinging his leg for some reason. Penalty not really controversial. Whether it was in or outside the box was the only issue.

  5. Why VAR wasn’t used when Dzeko header hits Chielini with his hand well above his shoulders. Dumfries clearly missed the ball and the ref waved play on since it was a 50-50 with the other players looking for a penalty. But VAR decided to claim it was a penalty although in the same match failed to see a clear hand ball with the ball hitting a defender’s arm in unnatural position.

  6. @dangerboy: Inter won their last Champions League without 1 italian player starting ……how can you call that team “Italian” ?

    @Solointer: Why wasn’t VAR used when Handanovic clubbed Defrel *HOWEVER* when inter scores a goal so offside that even a blind man could see it they go to VAR ….. well both ref decisions favoured inter in that game …

    THANK YOU INZAGHI FOR SUBBING IN JONATHAN, oops, I Mean DUMPFRIES …… i get the 2 players confused i shouldn’t insult Il Divino by comparing him to Dumpfries 🙂

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