Juventus and Andrea Pirlo gave each other some air by dominating Napoli (2-1) on Wednesday in a momentous match in the battle for the Champions League while leaders Inter Milan conquered against Sassuolo (2-1) his tenth success in a row.
Inter Milan are heading more than ever towards their first scudetto since 2010, now 11 points ahead of AC Milan (2nd) and 12 over Juve (3rd), with nine games remaining to be played for all after these two matches. late.
To revive against Napoli, Juve relied on its sure values: Cristiano Ronaldo (25th goal in Serie A) for the opener (13th) and the returning Paolo Dybala (73rd) for the second goal, but also an impeccable Gianluigi Buffon in goal.
"Gigi" Buffon only bowed on a penalty late in the game from Lorenzo Insigne (90th), insufficient to deprive Juve of this precious victory after a defeat against Benevento (0-1) and a draw against Torino ( 2-2).
Inter Milan, without much ambition in the game, for its part did as usual: an iron defense to contain the attacks from Sassuolo and goals against Romelu Lukaku (10th) and Lautaro Martinez (67th).
This defeat is undoubtedly severe for Sassuolo who could have benefited from a penalty at the start of the action of the second goal nerazzuro and reduced the score too late by Hamed Traoré (85th).
Not enough to spoil the evening of Antonio Conte whose team won the ten return matches.
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