Serie A, Juventus beat champions Inter Milan 3-2: Records broken
10-man Juventus kept their top-four hopes alive in the Serie A after edging past champions Inter Milan 3-2 in Turin on Saturday. Juventus had a 2-1 lead going into half-time before Inter equalized in the 83rd minute. However, Juan Cuadrado scored his second five minutes later to hand Juve a victory. Andrea Pirlo's side are fourth in the standings for now. Here's more.
Matteo Darmian fouled Giorgio Chiellini and gifted a penalty to Juve in the 23rd minute. Cristiano Ronaldo missed the spot kick but scored on the rebound. Inter were awarded a penalty after a VAR review and Romelu Lukaku made no mistake. Cuadrado gave Juve a breather before half-time. Chiellini turned the ball into his own net as Inter leveled. However, Cuadrado had other ideas.
As per Opta, Romelu Lukaku is only the fourth player to score 23+ goals for Inter in two consecutive seasons in the Serie A, after Mauro Icardi, Stefano Nyers and Giuseppe Meazza. For the Serie A champions, Lukaku has also contributed with 11 assists. He has the most goal involvements this season (34).
Cristiano Ronaldo has netted 29 Serie A goals this season. He also has three assists under his belt. Ronaldo has raced to 81 Serie A goals. The veteran forward has scored 36 goals for Juventus this season in all competitions. He has 41 goal involvements as well. The former Real Madrid star has now amassed 674 career club goals in 895 matches.
As per Opta, Cuadrado is the first Juventus player to score a brace against Inter Milan in the Serie A since Darko Kovacevic in April 2000, when the Bianconeri won 2-1.