Juventus v Internazionale Live Commentary & Result, 09/02/2021, Coppa Italia |

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Both teams will now turn their attentions back to Serie A, with Juventus facing Napoli at the weekend. Meanwhile Inter will face Lazio on Sunday.

It ends 0-0 between Juventus and Inter, but that is enough to send Juventus in the final of the Coppa Italia, after their 2-1 first leg win. Despite there being no goals it was an entertaining affair and Ronaldo should have scored a couple for Juve, only to be denied by Handanovic. Meanwhile Inter just couldn’t find away through the resilient Juve defence and they saw the game out.


90′ + 2′ Time is running out now for Inter, they are keeping the ball well and Juventus have everyone back behind the ball defending, but they are making it incredibly difficult for the visitors to break them down.

90′ There will be a minimum of four minutes added time played at the end of the second half.

89′ Just one minute of normal time remains now, plus any time added on, can Inter mount a late attack and get back into the game?

87′ Late substitution here by the hosts and Kulusevski takes his time to walk off the pitch. He has been replaced by Chiesa.

85′ CHANCE! Inter have a corner that Juve just don’t deal with and Lukaku brings it down, controls it and then lays the ball off to Sensi who drills a shot towards goal, but Juve have three men back on the line and it is blocked from close range.

84′ It looks like Juventus are now trying to see the game out, as they now are playing with a five man defence, which is making it very difficult for Inter to break down.

82′ Another Juventus change now and it is Cuadrado who makes way for Chiellini.

81′ Into the side netting! Hakimi once again has the beating of Alex Sandro down the right and this time he goes for goal himself from a very tight angle, but he drills his shot into the side of the net.

79′ Inter just seem to be short of ideas in front of goal and they haven’t tested Buffon for a while now, with the Juve centre-backs doing an excellent job of keeping Lukaku and Martinez quiet.

77′ In the last six matches in all competitions between Juventus and Inter at the Allianz Stadium, the Nerazzurri have not scored a single goal, conceding nine in total, with Inter’s last away goal in the fixture dating back to January 2015.

75′ ALMOST! Kulusevski does brilliantly down the right wing, skipping past Kolarov and getting all the way to the six yard box and he then only had Handanovic to beat, but the keeper rushes out and makes a good block to deny the Juve man.

73′ Brozovic is the latest player to be booked after his strong and late challenge on Bentancur.

72′ It is getting a bit feisty now, with a few challenges flying in, perhaps in frustration that it is still 0-0, with around 20 minutes left to play.

70′ CHANCE! Excellent opportunity for Ronaldo to fire Juventus into the lead! Cuadrado feeds Ronaldo down the left wing, who cuts inside and sprints at the Inter defence, showing great skill to beat a couple of defenders and finds space to get a shot away. However, Handanovic is equal to it and makes a strong save.

68′ It is end-to-end at the moment, with both teams pushing forward on the counter and it is stretching the game, making it very good for the neutral.

66′ The other change by the visitors sees Eriksen replaced by Sensi.

66′ Inter with a double substitution now, with Bastoni one of those coming off and he has been replaced by Kolarov.

65′ Perisic is booked for dissent after arguing about a decision that went against him. A silly yellow card to pick up, especially after only being on the pitch for a few minutes.

64′ SAVE! Handanovic with a superb stop to deny Ronaldo! Inter are carved open at the back and the ball falls to Ronaldo out to the left just inside the penalty area, who fires a shot towards goal, but it is too close to the keeper, who makes an excellent save.

W. McKennie

F. Bernardeschi

63′ Here is the first Juventus change of the game, with Bernardeschi heading off the pitch and he has been replaced by McKennie.

62′ It looks like Juve are going to make a change of their own now to try and freshen up the game and stop some of these Inter attacks.

60′ There is still plenty of time left to play here, half an hour plus any additional time, but it remains goalless, with Inter on top and in possession.

58′ Inter make their first substitution of the game, with Darmian the man coming off and he has been replaced by Perisic.

58′ ALMOST! Juve lose the ball right on the edge of their own box and Martinez tries to race through on goal. However, Buffon was alert to it and smothers the ball in the nick of time, before his defenders get back and clear the danger.

56′ Decent chance! The ball falls perfectly to Darmian in the middle of the penalty area, after Lukaku misses it, but the winger is put under pressure and smashes his effort high and wide of the goal. It wouldn’t have counted anyway if it was on target as Hakimi was offside as he crossed to Lukaku.

54′ In the last two occasions in which Juventus and Inter met in the second leg of the Coppa Italia, the match was decided with the lottery of penalties: in 2003/04 and in 2015/16 – in both cases the Bianconeri advanced to the final.

52′ CLOSE! Barella does well on the edge of the box to dribble away from a couple of Juve defenders, he then lays it off to Hakimi, who tries to curl the ball into the top left-hand corner of the net. However, he gets slightly too much on it and it flies just over the crossbar.

51′ It will be interesting to see how long Inter leave it before making any changes, as they need to go for it and get a goal. At the moment their best chance will come through a counter-attack.

49′ Almost! Juve work the ball really well in the final third and Ronaldo seems to line up a shot at goal for himself, but instead he passes wide to Kulusevski. However, his pass has slightly too much pace on it and his teammate can’t reach it in time.

48′ Lukaku is well marked by De Ligt on the edge of the penalty area, stopping the striker from turning and he loses control of the ball, with Buffon comfortably gathering.

46′ The second half is under way!

Inter look dangerous on the break and will need to push forward in the second half and get the ball up to Lukaku and Martinez more if they are to get back into this game.

It’s goalless at the break between Juventus and Inter, which means that Juve will be in the Coppa Italia final as it stands, after their 2-1 first leg victory. It was a tight first half, but both teams had chances, with Juve’s best falling to Ronaldo just before the break. Meanwhile Lukaku and Martinez went close for the visitors, but they couldn’t find the breakthrough.

45′ HALF-TIME: JUVENTUS 0-0 INTER (Juventus lead 2-1 on aggregate)

43′ CHANCES! Ronaldo with two opportunities in the space of a few seconds to fire Juve ahead. The first effort is superbly blocked on the edge of the box, before Juve keep the ball and Ronaldo finds space deep in the penalty area and tries to beat Handanovic at his near post. However, the keeper makes an excellent stop with his feet.

41′ Into the wall! Ronaldo steps up to take a free-kick from around 30 yards out, he goes for goal and it is heading on target, but the wall do their job and block the effort.

39′ There’s not long left to play before the end of the first half now, can either side break the deadlock before the half-time whistle?

37′ Juve don’t look particularly comfortable at the back when Inter sprint forward on the counter-attack and Hakimi is one who has enjoyed some success, with Alex Sandro unable to cope with him at times.

35′ Ronaldo hasn’t been able to be involved much, he has hardly touched the ball as Juve are yet to test Handanovic in the Inter goal. It has been a cagey game so far.

33′ Decent effort! Brozovic finds time and space from around 25 yards out and fires an effort towards goal, which dips just in front of Buffon, but it is too close to him and the keeper makes a good save.

32′ Ronaldo has scored four goals in nine games against Inter in his career: three at the Giuseppe Meazza between Serie A and the Coppa Italia, and one at Old Trafford with Manchester United in the Champions League.

30′ We’re at the half an hour mark now at the Allianz Stadium and it remains 0-0 between Juventus and Inter. However, Juventus lead 2-1 from the first leg.

28′ CHANCE! Inter take a corner short and the ball falls to Eriksen on the edge of the box, he drills a low shot towards goal, but it is blocked and the rebound falls to Martinez, but his shot is off target and is also blocked. It bounces dangerously in the penalty area, before Juve clear behind for another corner.

27′ This is much better from Inter, they need to score here and put Juventus under some pressure to try and get back into the tie.

25′ CLOSE! Eriksen whips a terrific free-kick delivery into the box and Lukaku tries to flick it on and glance it into the far corner of the net. However, he can’t quite get enough contact on it and the ball flies narrowly wide of the post.

24′ Alex Sandro is the first Juve player to be booked after his poor challenge on Hakimi, which has handed Inter a free-kick in a very good position.

24′ Alex Sandro struggles to chase down Hakimi down the left wing and slides in right on the edge of the penalty area, bringing him down. He just managed to time that so he didn’t give away a penalty.

22′ Blocked! Quick counter by Inter, which catches Juve out at the back and Hakimi manages to work space for a shot from the edge of the box. However, Demiral gets across well and makes the block.

21′ Inter look like they will be dangerous on the break here, as they haven’t touched the ball too much so far and when they have done well in attack, it has started from a quick counter.

19′ After a decent spell by Inter, it is the hosts who are once again dominating possession, but it is all in the midfield and they haven’t yet got close to testing Handanovic.

17′ Hakimi is off the pitch receiving some treatment at the moment, it looks like a hand injury, but he should be fine to continue shortly.

15′ In all eight occasions in which Juventus have won the first leg of the semi-finals of the Coppa Italia, they have then reached the final. Twice previously it has happened against Inter, in 1983 and most recently in 2016.

13′ The first yellow card of the game is shown to Darmian after his challenge on Ronaldo, which was slightly late and he had his studs slightly raised. Ronaldo goes down in pain, but will be fine to continue.

11′ That was a good call from the referee, as it looked like Bernardeschi had clipped the heels of Martinez, but the replays show that it was in fact the Inter striker who kicked the Juve man.

10′ PENALTY SHOUT! Big appeals for an Inter penalty after Martinez goes down in the box after a coming together with Bernardeschi. It was a good quick counter by the visitors, with Hakimi getting down the right wing, he squares the ball across goal, which is half cleared, but only to Martinez, who goes to shoot, but he strikes the foot of Bernardeschi and Juve then clear the danger. Nothing is given.

9′ Almost! Ronaldo makes a terrific run in behind the Inter defence after a long ball from the back by Skriniar, but the striker just can’t get onto the end of it and Handanovic rushes off his line to gather in the nick of time.

7′ The winner of this tie will face either Atalanta or Napoli in the final, who face each other tomorrow and their first leg ended in a goalless draw.

5′ There is no real pace or intent to the game just yet, it is quite slow, with both teams just feeling their way into it. Juventus hold the advantage thanks to their first leg victory.

3′ It is Juventus who are keeping the ball nicely in the opening few minutes of the game, but Inter are pressing them high up the pitch and are getting into a five man backline when defending.

The teams are out on the pitch and kick-off is just a few minutes away, stay tuned for all the match action!

Meanwhile Inter have made three changes to their starting XI, with Vidal, Perisic and Sanchez all dropping out of the side and they have been replaced by Darmian, Eriksen and Martinez.

Andrea Pirlo makes seven changes to his side that beat Roma 2-0 at the weekend, with Buffon replacing Szczesny in goal, and Bonucci, Chiellini, Chiesa, Arthur, McKennie and Morata also drop out. They have been replaced by Demiral, De Ligt, Cuadrado, Bentancur, Bernadeschi and Kulusevski.

INTER SUBS: Danilo D’Ambrosio, Roberto Gagliardini, Ionut Radu, Andrea Ranocchia, Aleksandar Kolarov, Matias Vecino, Daniele Padelli, Stefano Sensi, Ivan Perisic, Andrea Pinamonti, Ashley Young.

INTER (3-4-1-2): Samir Handanovic; Milan Skriniar, Stefan De Vrij, Alessandro Bastoni; Achraf Hakimi, Nicolo Barella, Marcelo Brozovic, Matteo Darmian; Christian Eriksen; Romelu Lukaku, Lautaro Martinez.

JUVENTUS SUBS: Wojciech Szczesny, Carlo Pinsoglio, Giorgio Chiellini, Leonardo Bonucci, Alessandro Di Pardo, Radu Dragusin, Gianluca Frabotta, Weston McKennie, Federico Chiesa, Daouda Peeters, Alvaro Morata.

JUVENTUS (4-4-2): Gianluigi Buffon; Danilo, Merih Demiral, Matthijs De Ligt, Alex Sandro; Juan Cuadrado, Rodrigo Bentancur, Adrien Rabiot, Federico Bernardeschi; Dejan Kulusevski, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Since that defeat, Juventus have won their last six games in all competitions and they are now third in Serie A, just five points behind Inter and they have a game in hand. Meanwhile Inter have been in fine form, only suffering one defeat in their last seven games, which came in the first leg of this competition, to keep up the pressure on Milan at the top of Serie A.

Juventus hold a slender 2-1 lead heading into the second leg of this Coppa Italia clash, after a Cristiano Ronaldo brace cancelled out an early Lautaro Martinez strike. The two sides faced off in Serie A just a few weeks ago and Inter came out 2-0 winners.

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