News ID: 90252
Publish Date : 16 May 2021 - 21:39
ROME (Reuters)- Juventus kept their hopes of UEFA Champions League qualification alive after a topsy-turvy 3-2 victory over Inter Milan in the Derby d’Italia on Saturday, in which both sides had one player sent off.
 Juve had a full squad to choose from, as Cristiano Ronaldo led the forward line, while Inter traveled to Turin without Arturo Vidal and Aleksandar Kolarov.
The Bianconeri had a more aggressive start and broke the deadlock in the 24th minute as Giorgio Chiellini earned a penalty after a VAR check. Ronaldo saw his attempt saved by Samir Handanovic, but the Portuguese was alert to tap in the rebound.
The away side got back on level terms in almost the same style 10 minutes later, as Matthijs de Ligt kicked down Lautaro Martinez and the referee pointed to the spot with the help of VAR. Romelu Lukaku kept his cool to convert it.
Juve restored the lead on the stroke of half-time, as Dejan Kulusevski’s square pass was redirected into the path of Juan Cuadrado, who unleashed a missile from outside the box that squirmed through Handanovic’s gloves.
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