Juventus pulled off a stunning, late, dramatic come-from-behind victory at the San Siro to extend their lead to four points at the top of Serie A before Napoli play tomorrow.
Douglas Costa had given the visitors the lead after only 13 minutes and Juventus were well on their way to victory just five minutes later when Matias Vecino was shown a red card for a stamp on Mario Mandzukic, but only after VAR intervened. VAR later ruled out Blaise Matuidi from making it 2-0 courtesy of the French midfielder being offside.
However, Juventus were failing to take advantage of the extra man and were pegged back seven minutes into the second half when Mauro Icardi flicked home a free kick from deep that gave Gianluigi Buffon no chance.
Against the odds the 10 man of Inter then took the lead midway through the second half when Andrea Barzagli accidentally turned home Ivan Perisic’s low cross into his own net.
Inter had only lost four games all season prior to Saturday and looked like putting a spanner in the works of Juventus’ seventh consecutive Scudetto.
That was until the final four minutes of the game. First, Juan Cuadrado’s cross deflected in off defender Milan Skriniar and then in the 89th minute Gonzalo Higuain headed home a free kick from close range to end the longest goal drought of his career.
Juventus now have a four point lead over Napoli with three games to play. The challengers are at Fiorentina on Sunday with their game in hand.