Juventus v Internazionale Match Report, 24/07/2019, International Champions Cup

Juventus v Internazionale Match Report, 24/07/2019, International Champions Cup

Juventus 1-1 Inter (4-3 on penalties): Buffon, Ronaldo spare De Ligt’s blushes

Following Cristiano Ronaldo cancelled out Matthijs de Ligt’s own purpose, Gianluigi Buffon motivated Juventus into a 4-3 shoot-out triumph over Inter.

Matthijs de Ligt scored a personal goal on his initial Juventus beginning but Gianluigi Buffon demonstrated the hero for Maurizio Sarri’s side because they overcome Serie A rivals Inter 4-3 on penalties following a 1-1 draw at the International Champions Cup.

Having come on at Juve’s defeat to Tottenham, big-money signing De Ligt was given a complete introduction for its Derby d’Italia experience in China, but the event was marred when he redirected Stefano Sensi’s 10th-minute corner outside Samir Handanovic.

De Ligt’s unfortunate opener was cancelled out midway through the next half – Cristiano Ronaldo which makes it two goals out of two matches with a deflected free-kick that looped into reestablish parity midway through the second half.

Daniele Padelli brilliantly denied Ronaldo a minute as penalties were needed to settle the competition, but it was his counterpart Buffon – re-signed out of Paris Saint-Germain – that dominated from the shoot-out.

2 Buffon conserves from Andrea Ranocchia and Samuele Longo appeared set to be sufficient to tee up success, but afterwards Adrien Rabiot and Federico Bernardeschi missed their penalties, Juve’s veteran goalkeeper saved Borja Valero’s spot-kick, together with Merih Demiral sealing the win.

Ronaldo was the first to move close in Nanjing, sending a rasping attack directly at Handanovic. Nevertheless, it had been Inter who had the direct if De Ligt was captured from a corner, with the child only capable to flip Sensi’s delivery to his own web site.

Danilo D’Ambrosio squandered a wonderful opportunity to expand Inter’s edge before the half an hour, going wide from close range after getting the best of Joao Cancelo.

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Padelli needed to be alert if Ronaldo drilled a minimal effort towards the near post, until Rabiot forced Inter’s replacement goalkeeper to an instinctive prevent. He can do nothing to deny Juve that an equaliser at the 68th moment, however, since Ronaldo’s free-kick deflected in off the wall.

Ronaldo appeared set to double his tally after rounding Padelli shortly after, but the shot-stopper created a great recovery challenge to induce penalties.

Inter’s fortune appeared to maintain later misses from Rabiot and Bernardeschi led to sudden departure, although Buffon stood company to parry out Valero’s tame effort, also Demiral — who substituted De Ligt in half-time — tucked at the winning spot-kick.

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