Juventus win Derby D’Italia
Alessandro Del Piero, Juventus
Juve had their first chance within three minutes, as Julio Cesar beat away Simone Pepe’s pull-back to Alessandro Matri, forcing the defence to push it clear.
The first chance for Inter fell to Diego Milito when he tried to toe-poke in a cross into the net but Gianluigi Buffon did well to parry it away on 13 minutes.
Just three minutes later Martin Caceres swung in a cross to the box which met Matri’s head that Julio Cesar had to palm away from close range.
Just before the half hour mark Diego Forlan flicked back a header from a corner but the Juve keeper managed to get a hand to the ball and punch it away at the near post, the second of several crucial saves to occur in the half.
Ten minutes from the break Buffon was called into action once more from a Joel Obi long-range striker- the number one dropping down and pushing it out for a corner.
In the final minutes of the half it was all Inter on the attack as Dejan Stankovic took a crack from the edge of the box but the Italian international once again did well to force a save.
Five minutes after the restart Leonardo Bonucci and Alessandro Del Piero was brought on for Pepe and Matri; resulting in a change of formation to a 3-4-1-2 and it worked in their favour.
Five minutes after the sub, Caceres- who was pushed further up the field- broke the deadlock with a header into the box as he was unmarked from a corner.
On the 67th Marco Faraoni and Giampaoli Pazzini were added to the Inter set-up while Obi and Andrea Poli made way.
Three minutes later Mirko Vucinic managed to break the offside and go one-on-one with Julio Cesar but he fired his shot straight at the goalkeeper. His error was to be amended by Del Piero, as the veteran sneaked in behind Walter Samuel to slot home an Arturo Vidal ball.
Giorgio Chiellini made a run through the Inter backline and into the box but his shot goes over Cesar to meet Quagliarella. The striker run in to shoot it in but Maicon slid in to make an excellent goal-line clearance. Should have been 3-0 to the hosts on the 77.
Five minutes from time Julio Cesar produced a fantastic save off a Chiellini header: the shot-stopper forcing the ball out with a diving aerial save which saw him palm the ball over goal.
There was no going back for Inter as they fell to their six loss in 2012.