Juventus vs Inter Milan 2019: The winner as Juventus inflicted a first Serie A defeat of the season on Inter Milan with a 2-1 victory which sent the defending champions top on Sunday. Substitute Higuain slotted home on 80 minutes after fellow Argentine Paulo Dybala had opened the scoring in the fourth minute in the Inter Milan vs Juventus clash at the San Siro.
Another Argentine forward Lautaro Martinez pulled Inter Milan level from the spot on 18 minutes, but coach Antonio Conte lost in his first meeting against his former club since leaving.
Juventus moved one point ahead of Inter after seven games as they target a ninth consecutive title, and first under Maurizio Sarri.
“Overtaking at the top is insignificant right now,” said former Chelsea boss Sarri.
“The important things is that we showed a performance of character and personality against a strong team in a high-tension environment. We deserved to win.”
Juve: The form has been strong as of late with four straight wins in all competitions, including two straight clean sheets. Cristiano Ronaldo is linking up well with Paulo Dybala, and this should be a game they can get something from on the short ride from Turin.
Inter: That fantastic start to the season took a little hit mid-week in the Champions League, as Inter blew a 1-0 lead and lost at Barcelona. It showed this team it can compete against the big boys, even without star striker Romelu Lukaku.
Over 15,000 Juventus fans signed a petition to have Conte’s star removed from the Allianz Stadium Walk of Fame, a move rejected by Juventus president Andrea Agnelli.
The match will also rekindle the rivalry between Conte and long-time rival Maurizio Sarri whose careers have overlapped.
“There will be a superb match tomorrow, it’s Inter v Juventus. I don’t understand if you just see it as Conte versus Sarri,” the Juventus coach said in the pre-match press conference.