Juventus win against Inter Milan brighten Champions League Chances

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Inter Milan vs Juventus

Juan Cuadrado scored an 88th minute penalty as 10-man Juventus boosted their Champions League hopes with a dramatic 3-2 win over Serie A champions Inter Milan.

After a tame opening the game burst into life when VAR awarded a penalty against Matteo Darmian for putting an arm around Giorgio Chiellini. Cristiano Ronaldo’s spot-kick was parried but he netted the rebound with a tap in.

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VAR was at the centre again this time awarding Antonio Conte’s side a penalty after Matthijs De Ligt trod on Lautaro Martinez’s foot. Romelu Lukaku rifled the spot-kick into the bottom corner.

But Andrea Pirlo’s men retook the lead in the dying seconds of the half when Cuadrado’s first-time effort from the edge of the area took a deflection off Christian Eriksen and fizzed over the keeper.

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There was more drama in the second half when Rodrigo Bentancur was harshly shown a second yellow card for a challenge on Lukaku.

Pirlo subbed off Ronaldo and it looked like his side would hold on but the visitors equalised after an own goal from Chiellini after the referee overturned the decision to disallow the goal following a VAR review.

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But four minutes later, Cuadrado was caught by Ivan Perisic in the box and the former Chelsea winger converted the spot-kick which moves Juve into fourth place above Napoli.


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Marcelo Brozovic was then sent off in the closing seconds for a second yellow to cap off a bizarre game.


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