Juventus v Inter Milan – Ronaldo starts for Serie A leaders

Live ReportingBy Patrick JenningsAll times stated are UKGet involvedSend a text to 81111 (charged at your standard message rate)Twitter: Use the hashtag #bbceurofootyFacebook: BBCSport7 minsYELLOW CARDJuventus 0-0 Inter MilanI was in Turin for the first time a few weeks ago – beautiful backdrop with the snow-capped Alps. It’s cold tonight. Just above freezing. Miralem Pjanic goes in the book for a clip on a scampering Inter shirt. One foul, one yellow card.5 minsPost updateJuventus 0-0 Inter MilanJoao Mario sees a half-chance scuffed shot blocked and deflected out for a corner. Inter looking bright here. But when the set piece delivery comes in the ref blows play back – the ball had swung out of play. A bit of a waste that.3 minsPost updateJuventus 0-0 Inter MilanIt’s a vibrant start from Inter, in a cracking atmosphere. Matteo Politano cuts inside and whips in a dangerous cross looking for the predatory Mauro Icardi, but Wojciech Szczesny is out smartly to clutch the ball.1 minKICK-OFFJuventus 0-0 Inter MilanAnd we are under way! Juventus get us started.Posted at 19:2919:29Post updateJuventus v Inter Milan (19:30 GMT)With a win tonight, Juventus would equal the best ever start by a team after the first 15 games in a season in Europe’s top five leagues. It’s Paris St-Germain who have it, with 43 points from 15 games.The defending champions have only dropped points once in the league this season – and it came at home, in a 1-1 draw with Genoa in October. Apart from that, and the remarkable home Champions League defeat by Manchester United, they’ve won every game they’ve played. It’s second-placed Napoli who will be hoping most for another slip-up. They play tomorrow, at home to Frosinone, who are second from bottom.Posted at 19:2519:25A tale of two penaltiesGetty ImagesCopyright: Getty ImagesFifteen seconds of action on 26 April 1998 defined the conspiracy and rancour that accompanied the Derby d’Italia over much of the next 20 years.With 69 minutes gone at the Stadio delle Alpi that day, Serie A leaders Juventus were 1-0 up against Inter Milan, just a point behind, in a potential title decider.What happened next? It’s a tale of two penalties – that you can read about here.Posted at 19:2219:22Team newsJuventus make one change to the team that beat Fiorentina 3-0 in Serie A on Saturday.
Out goes Juan Cuadrado as Miralem Pjanic comes in. Juve XI: Szczesny, De Sciglio, Bonucci, Chiellini, Cancelo, Bentancur, Matuidi, Pjanic, Dybala, Ronaldo, Mandzukic.Inter make three changes to the side that drew 2-2 at Roma on Sunday.
Danilo D’Ambrosio, Stefan de Vrij and Keita Balde drop out as Sime Vrsaljko, Roberto Gagliardini and Matteo Politano come in.Inter XI: Handanovic, Skriniar, Miranda, Vrsaljko, Asamoah, Joao Mario, Gagliardini, Brozovic, Politano, Perisic, Icardi.Good eveningJuventus v Inter Milan (19:30 GMT)This is a rivalry that runs deep, if a little dry of late. The match-up between Juventus and Inter Milan has since 1967 been known as the Derby d’Italia.Back then, the teams were the country’s most powerful, along with AC Milan of course. These days, Juve’s seven consecutive Serie A titles, plus the fact that they’re unbeaten this season and already eight points clear, paints a slightly different picture. But still – a derby is a derby, right? Perhaps this is when the Italian title race is blown back open? Perhaps.
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