Internazionale – Juventus: Bianconeri Battle On Towards The Top Four (0-1)

Napoli have sealed the Scudetto, but the chase for Champions League qualification added extra fuel to the fire of Derby d'Italia. Indeed, both outfits lacked the flair of the league leaders in a game of imprecision in the final third. Yet, the steeliness of the visitors suggests they are ready for a fast and furious fight to the finish, closing the gap further to the top four in the standings. 

Tactical analysis and match report by Emmanuel Adeyemi-Abere.

Inter have continued to slip from the standards of their last Scudetto charge. Six victories from their seven league fixtures at the end of 2022 steadied the ship, but their form has relapsed. Two draws and three losses from their eleven matches in the new year have cut the outfit 18 points adrift of the top spot. Qualification to the quarter-final of the Champions League for the first time in over a decade might not be enough to safeguard Simone Inzaghi's space in the dugout if this campaign peters out.

This season has taken the polish off Juventus' prestige. Defeats to PSG and Benfica in the Champions League marked the club's first exit at the group stage phase since 2014 . . .

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