Let’s take a look at the player ratings of this exciting Serie A match between Juventus and Inter Milan at Allianz Stadium.
If Juventus wanted a shot at qualifying for the Champions League spot for the next season, they needed a win in both of their last two fixtures. With a win on their minds, Andrea Pirlo had his players were ready for one of the biggest games of the campaign and probably the most important at this phase. The mighty Inter Milan paid a visit to extend their run of victories and to deny Bianconeri the opportunity to get the ticket to the European stage.
Yet again, Cristiano Ronaldo enlightened this chase for crucial points with his opening goal. Although the Portuguese failed to put it past Handanovic in the first attempt from the spot-kick, he dug in the rebound to set the local boys in motion. However, Lukaku handed Antonio Conte’s side with the equaliser from his penalty just within 10 minutes after Cristiano’s goal. But in the injury time of the first period, Cuadrado drilled in a long shot what could be the moment of the match.
Ronaldo and Cuadrado keep CL hopes alive.
If you watched the game, you witnessed one of the filthiest matches of the season, with nine yellow cards and two dismissals. It was very clear that both sides wanted to pull strings to any cost necessary to stop the opponents from scoring. With the help of a VAR review, Inter equalised for the second time in the fixture as Chiellini scored an own goal late in the second half. Though, the game was not over yet.
Late drama saw Brozovic making a lunging challenge on Cuadrado, who went on to score the winning strike for Juventus. What this means is that Juve stands fourth in the table in between third-placed AC Milan and fifth-placed Napoli at the moment. They will have to wait until tomorrow’s fixtures to see what unfolds as they desperately hunt for the Champions League spot which is still alive. Juventus will play their midweek Copa Italia final against Atalanta, before terminating their domestic season on Saturday against Bologna.
Juventus: Szczesny (6), de Ligt (4), Chiellini (3), Danilo (7), Alex Sandro (6), Bentancur (3), Rabiot (7), Cuadrado (9), Chiesa (5), Ronaldo (8), Kulusevski (6).
Bench: Morata (6), McKennie (5), Demiral (6).
Inter Milan: Handanovic (4), Skriniar (6), de Vrij (6), Bastoni (6), Hakimi (6), Darmian (3), Barella (5), Brozovic (5), Eriksen (7), Lukaku (5), Martinez (3).
Bench: Sensi (6), Perisic (4), Vecino (6).