Juventus – Internazionale: Allegri’s men edge trademark narrow win after tactical adjustments from both managers (1-0)
Inter had the better of the chances, Juventus went home with all three points. Both sides initially had issues in their pressing, and both managers changed shape in response. Inter were made to regret their misses as Mario Mandzukic headed Juventus in front. Subsequently, Allegri shut up shop and Juventus secured their clean sheet.
Tactical analysis and match report by Josh Manley.
Juventus came into the Derby d’Italia having only dropped two points in the league all season. Manager Massimiliano Allegri made just one change from the team that eased to a 3-0 victory away at Fiorentina last weekend. Miralem Pjanic returned to the side at the base of a midfield three in a 4-3-1-2 formation at the expense of Juan Cuadrado.
Inter had just one win in their last five games before this one. Luciano Spalletti made four changes from last week’s draw against Roma. In defense, Šime Vrsaljko came into the team in place of Danilo D'Ambrosio, and Miranda was preferred over Stefan De Vrij. Meanwhile, Roberto Gagliardini replaced Borja Valero in midfield, and Matteo Politano was preferred to Keita Baldé on the right wing in a 4-3-3 formation.
Juventus in a 4-3-1-2 shape in possession against Inter's 4-1-4-1 defense.
Juventus’ pressing imperfections