Juventus VS Inter Milan Serie A LIVE Football Score 15/05/2021
Having deposed their bitter foes as Serie A champions just a week ago, Inter Milan now meet a crestfallen Juventus side on Saturday evening, in the Derby d’Italia. While the Nerazzurri will seek to seal a league double over their Turin rivals and confirm their current supremacy, Juve simply must win to stay in the hunt for a return to the Champions League next season.
Though the Bianconeri subsequently ended Antonio Conte’s side’s hopes of a domestic double by knocking them out of the Coppa Italia, it has been the Milan side who have since streaked clear of the field to claim a first Scudetto in over a decade – satisfyingly denying Juve a 10th consecutive crown in the process.
Conte and company have showed no signs of taking their foot off the accelerator since securing their 19th league title, with the taciturn coach even seeing fit to take off substitute Lautaro Martinez in Wednesday’s 3-1 defeat of Roma due to perceived lack of effort – much to the Argentinian striker’s obvious dismay.
Nonetheless, the pair have since been seen “sparring” at the club’s training ground, in a jokey video posted on social media; apparently demonstrating the buoyant mood in the camp ahead of the trip to Turin.
Still unbeaten in the league since early January, having registered 15 wins and four draws since their long-distant last defeat, Inter have won their two games since their confirmation as champions by an aggregate score of eight goals to two and are currently on a streak of four successive Serie A victories.
Should they win their two remaining games, they would set their second-best tally in a Serie A season, behind only the 97 posted during the 2006-07 campaign – while Juventus were cast down into the second tier.
The Nerazzurri have also conceded only 31 goals in 36 matches so far, which reflects the relentless work ethic Conte has instilled in his tight-knit team this season. So, even with the title secured, Juve should expect an intense encounter on Saturday evening.
NAME: Juventus – Inter
DATE: 15 May 2021
TIME: 16:00 UTC
VENUE: Allianz Stadium, Turin, Italy
Juventus have struggled to make a major impact under the tutelage of Andrea Pirlo, who is learning the tricks of the trade on the job. As a result, it is hardly surprising that the Bianconeri have failed to mount a successful defence of their crown, surrendering it to Inter Milan rather meekly. In fact, Juventus are currently 5th on the table, running out of chances to clinch a top four finish.
Inter Milan, on the other hand, have been imperious for the most part this season and they have especially been relentless since the turn of the year. The Nerazzurri have won more points (55 points) than any other side in Serie A in 2021. Therefore, it goes without saying that Antonio Conte’s men deserved their place atop the competition, having sealed their title last week.
The reverse fixture, played at San Siro back in January, saw Inter Milan record a 2-0 win, with Nicolo Barella and former Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal on target. Ahead of the latest meeting between the two sides, The Hard Tackle takes a closer look at the encounter.