MILANO – If Napoli makes a pit stop in Rome, no one will celebrate in front of the over 56 thousand at the San Siro, even if Inter will take it as a mockery of fate. There Juventus take a point from a derby of Italy decided, before the poisonous tail, by a flicker of Dzeko. In the end, the coup de théatre is the penalty transformed by Dybala which causes the expulsion of Inzaghi and ignites the final with the Nerazzurri fans obviously shaken by a draw that was not even considered, given the pace of the match. So Napoli and Milan go on the run and leave Inter at -7 and Juve at -10: for how he had put himself, Allegri will be granted a smile.
Training and development
Max does not change anything compared to the impressions of the eve: inside Bonucci, Chiellini, McKennie and Kulusevski, outside De Ligt, Bentancur and Chiesa. In Inter, the flu puts Vidal out of action: he is there Calhanoglu, the rest has been history since yesterday. Cabinet (high header) e Morata (right with an imperfect rebound by Handanovic and Alex Sandro vigorously stopped by the Inter fans one step away from the goal) seem to promise well: lively challenge, it seems, there will be fun. Otherwise, it will be one of the few rings of a first half at a not excellent pace. The Nerazzurri focus on possession and territorial dominance, Juventus responds to the sound of waiting and restarts. The first twist that disrupts the balance bears the signature of Dzeko, who scored after a pole hit by Calhanoglu from a distance thanks to a deviation as clear as it was decisive by Locatelli. The carom becomes the ideal assist for the Bosnian. On the occasion Juventus conceded goals in ten because Allegri delays the forced change between Bernardeschi, sore right shoulder after a contrast with Darmian – previous to the Inter network -, and Bentancur. Bonucci keeps Dzeko in the game and the right is the easiest goal of his career for the home striker in the eighth center of the season, the seventh in the league, the sixth in his last six appearances in Serie A. A real sentence. There is no Juve reaction, despite the fact that Inter does not seem perfect in the setting up phase. Everything is resolved in a couple of flare-ups, there is no fluidity of play and in the dribble Locatelli alone suffers a bit, especially if the bianconeri are now forced to lead the game, being at a disadvantage. Better, Inzaghi’s Inter, in taking the breath away of Kulusevski and associates, while Brozovic he soon gets rid of the first pressure of the Swede and finds a fair amount of freedom in sorting the ball. When Juve tries to relax, the Nerazzurri allow space, but on the Juventus front there is confusion, there are no outlets, individual initiative prevails. And where Bentancur?
Little change, then the decisive penalty
In the second half, everyone expects the entry of church and / or Dybala, among the few able to give a touch of effervescence to a slow maneuver with zero ball-free movements. It will happen after 19 minutes of a Juve still in great difficulty. On the other side stands a huge Dzeko. The goal for the Bosnian is a detail, because his ability to sew up the game by moving back to the Inter midfield is a player in another category. He does not remember a contrast won against the former Roma player, who magnetizes balls and suffers fouls allowing the team to get up and catch his breath. Inzaghi replaces Calhanoglu with Gagliardini to strengthen the midfield: he won’t get much. A few seconds and Perisic sends the ball into the curve of 2-0 after taking advantage of a sleep from Cuadrado. Now or never, Allegri cannot wait: here is Chiesa and Dybala for Cuadrado and Kulusevski. Alex Sandro doesn’t even hit the front door of Handanovic, while Inter began to experience fatigue, even mental. The former Fiorentina and Joya try to ignite Juventus pride, Handanovic is not very sure about an Argentine’s placed, but the signal is clear. Inzaghi’s countermeasures are ready: Dumfries for Perisic and Sanchez for Martinez. It’s still a messy Juve and so Max tries them all by inserting Arthur for Locatelli e Kaio Jorge for McKennie. The 1-0 seems to slide quietly towards the gong, but the surprise is contained in the queue with the penalty granted after revision at the Var for a clear contact Dumfries-Alex Sandro: Dybala from the spot displaces Handanovic for the 1-1. Vecino replaces Stretcher, but nothing changes anymore. Joya is back, but for a beautiful and complete Juve we will still have to wait.
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