Inter Milan and Juventus produced an absolute cracking game of football in the much anticipated Derby italia. Inter Milan dominated most of the game but they fell behind in 66th minute Stephan Lichtsteiner goal but homeside struck back minutes later thanks to Mauro Icardi who scored to make it 1-1. That goal gave Intermilan much needed confidence as they went on to score another goal via Perisic who made it 2-1 in 78th minute.
Inter Milan 2-1 Juventus Highlights
[ Italian Serie A 2016-17 Season ]
66′ 0 – 1 Stephan Lichtsteiner scores a tap in after some nice work on the left by Alex Sandro.
68′ 1 – 1 Mauro Icardi scored minutes later to put Inter Milan back on level terms.
78′ 2 – 1 Ivan Perisic header won the game for Inter. The goal came after sloppy defending by Juventus allowed Icardi to cause havoc in the box and put in a great cross which was put in by Perisic.
90′ [ Two Yellow/Red ] Ever Banega was sent off for second bookable offence.
Juventus vs Inter Preview: Inter Milan has fallen way off the pace as far as league titles are concerned and with the arrival of Frank De Boer they are still struggling have won just 1 game of the first four competitive matches this season. Juventus on the other hand made huge changes in their squad with some high profile signings after the departure of Paul Pogba. As the things stand Juventus are clear favourites to win the league with the kind of form they have shown.
Last time these two meet was back in march 2016 when Inter Milan produced a superb performance winning second leg of their Copa Italia game by 3-0 but lost on penalties. They need a similar performance on Sunday to stop this incredible Juventus side.
Team News & Possible Lineups: Juventus are likely to keep the 5-3-2 system with Higuain and Dybala playing upfront while Khedira, Pjanic and Lemina starting in midfield roles. Evra and Dani Alves should keep their places as fullbacks. Trio of Barzagli, Bonucci and Chiellini to make the back three.
Inter Milan on the other hand will use the 4-3-3 system with Icardi starting upfront while Perisic and Jovetic playing in supporting roles. Ever Banega and Kondobia to start in midfield alongside Chilian Gary medel. This is how I expect both teams to lineup.
Match Predictions: Juventus has looked superb so far this season and with Gonzalo Higuain they have found a prolific scorer putting them right up there as one of the best teams not only in Italy but in Europe. Their preference is to win the Champions League this season but their big squad should have enough about them to put a strong challenge for league as well. I am going with a comfortable win for Juventus in this one.