Juventus – Inter: Dramatic Win For Ten-Man Juve (3-2)
Inter started relatively passively and invited Juventus’ wing-play, and eventually went behind. A more aggressive Inter were able to equalize soon after but conceded again just before half-time. Bentancur’s red card saw the second half dominated by Inter against Juve’s low block, but Andrea Pirlo’s side were able to survive and come out with a win courtesy of a late Juan Cuadrado goal.
Tactical analysis and match report by Josh Manley.
After being beaten convincingly by AC Milan last weekend, Juventus managed to find a win against Sassuolo to stay in the race for top four. Now pressure was once again on Andrea Pirlo’s Juventus side to get a result against champions Inter.
Pirlo started his side in a 4-4-2 shape. Danilo, Matthijs de Ligt, Giorgio Chiellini and Alex Sandro made up the backline, while in midfield there was the quartet of Juan Cuadrado, Rodrigo Bentancur, Adrien Rabiot and Federico Chiesa. Up front, there was Cristiano Ronaldo alongside Dejan Kulusevski.
For Inter there was considerablyless pressure in terms of the league table as the title has been wrapped up. They were on a four-game winning run coming into this clash, most recently beating Roma 3-1.
Antonio Conte’s side lined up in their usual 3-5-2 system. Milan Škriniar, Stefan de Vrij and Alessandro Bastoni made up the back three, with Marcelo Brozović, Nicolò Barella and Christian Eriksen ahead . . .