Sunday’s day closed in Italy with a high-voltage match, in which Juventus received Inter Milan at the Allianz Stadium in a duel valid for date 31 of the Italian league. This commitment included the participation of Juan Guillermo Cuadrado, who was important in sections of the meeting, but could not change the final result.
The game started at full speed with several approaches from Juve, who dominated the game during the first half. At 9 minutes the first warning came with a ball that Giorgio Chiellini crashed into the crossbar.
At 14 minutes the Colombian midfielder, who also plays as a sidereceived a ball that without hesitation he finished off from mid-range, but there was a good reaction from goalkeeper Samir Handanovic to keep the duel to zero.
During the first half, the international coffee grower was proactive and maintained the offensive intensity. On several occasions he slipped between the rivals to find a solution from the right wing, but there was no effectiveness inside the area.
Though he had the scales on his side, Juventus could never find the way to the goal. Moreover, at the end of the first 45 minutes there was an action that benefited Inter.
When the first added minute was already running, striker Álvaro Morata revealed his offensive shortcomings by trampling Denzel Dumfries inside his area, who immediately threw himself onto the grass so that the referee declared the foul. The first decision was to resume the game, but the VAR appeared to help the central judge make the decision to validate the maximum penalty in favor of the visit.
Among the discussions that the play left, the Spanish attacker received a yellow card for the action, while Cuadrado and Milan Skriniar were reprimanded for the strong claims.
The truth is that the Turkish Hakan Calhanoglu took the ball to execute the charge, which was saved by the goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny. By rebounding, the Inter player managed to send the ball to the back of the net in the second instance, but the referee determined that a foul had occurred. Before resuming the game from the floor, the VAR interceded again for the change of decision and the charge for invasion was repeated.
In that second action, Calhanoglu was more effective from the 12 steps and made the score two goals to one before going to the locker room.
Already in the second half, Cuadrado’s Juventus did not know how to recover and Inter held on until the final minutes to keep the victory. In addition to the offensive work of the rival, the local team did not have the necessary fortune to score at home, thus missing a great opportunity to stay alive on the road to the title.
The international with the Colombian National Team played a total of 84 minutes, during which time he had 71 interactions with the ball, two shots, four dribbles and 44 correct passes out of 56 for an effectiveness of 86%.
With this victory, Inter reached 63 points to be in third place and is three behind the leader Napoli with one game in handwhile Juventus was in fourth place with 59 units. To close the day for those fighting for the title, this Monday AC Milan (66 points), which is second in the table, will host Bologna with the intention of returning to first place in Serie A.
Programming and results Series A (Date 31)
Saturday April 2
Spezia 1-0 Venice
Lazio 2-1 Sassuolo
Salernitana 0-1 Turin
Sunday April 3
Juventus 0-1 Inter
Fiorentina 1-0 Empoli
Atalanta 1-3 Napoli
Udinese 5-1 Cagliari
Sampdoria 0-1 AS Roma
Monday April 4
Hellas Verona vs. Genoa – 11:30 a.m.
AC Milan vs. Bologna – 13:45