Juventus ended Inter Milan’s perfect record in Serie A and took over top spot as Gonzalo Higuain’s superb late strike earned a 2-1 victory in the San Siro on Sunday (Oct 6).
The Argentine striker, on as a substitute, applied a clinical finish to a flowing move in the 80th minute. Paulo Dybala had fired Maurizio Sarri’s Juve side in front after four minutes but Inter, who had won all six of their matches before Sunday’s clash, levelled in the 18th minute.
Matthijs de Ligt was adjudged to have handled in the area and Lautaro Martinez converted the spot kick. Juventus moved top with 19 points to Inter’s 18 and it was a deserved victory in an absorbing contest.
“Juve is in another category from all points of view, we cannot compare to them,” said Inter manager Antonio Conte. “The gap is there and it is important. We have won six games bringing the car to 200 miles per hour and we will try to do it again.”
Inter recovered from conceding early and after equalising could have gone ahead when Martinez forced Wojciech Szczesny into a great save with a powerful cross shot.
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27 September, 2019