How Juventus beat Inter for first time in six years

Juventus beat Internazionale 2-0 at the Stadio Olimpico to extend their lead at the top of the Serie A table.

Inter were 0-0 down before Juve equalised after a long ball from Mauro Icardi. 

Inter had not scored since the opening whistle on September 21, 2012. 

Juventus dominated possession, with Paulo Dybala’s side controlling the ball well, while Inter were forced to play out of their shape. 

Defensively, Juve held the ball up well, and their quick response set up the opener. 

It was Inter’s first goal of the season, and Dybaly’s first in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final second leg. 

As Inter pressed high up the pitch, Dybalo forced Gianluigi Buffon into a decision: send on a defensive midfielder or play on the left wing, and hope for a goal. 

Buffon opted for the left-wing position, and Juve had to settle for a low shot. 

With time running out, Dyban made a fantastic save from Marquinhos, but the shot was just wide of the post. 

The Bianconeri started to take control of the game, and had a first shot on goal of Dybola’s first Serie A goal in five games. 

Icardi was on the end of a nice cross from Mario Mandzukic, but Juve goalkeeper Federico Marchetti saved well to deny the former Manchester United midfielder. 

Dybala then scored his second in the second half, this time with a wonderful pass to Mandzuka. 

He went close again after the break when Mandzuki crossed from the right, and he calmly scored. 

On the half-hour mark, the game was back in Inter’s favour, with Dybalas second goal.

Inter were level on points with the league leaders when the game finished. 

After the game ended, Dybasi thanked Buffon for his “perfect save” on Mandzuca, but Buffon had no regrets about the result. 

“We are happy for Juve, we are happy to have a win,” Dybale told Inter.

“But we have to do better. 

We have a lot of work to do, but we are satisfied with the performance.” 

Juve will travel to Bologna on Sunday for a derby match.