Published: Tue, May 01, 2018
Science | By Celia Watts

Juve pip Inter with late goals

Juve pip Inter with late goals

Four points clear and with three games each to play, Juve just need to beat Bologna and Verona at home, both in the lower half of the table, to win the title, no matter what Napoli do.

Inter manager Luciano Spalletti has expressed his frustration with what he considered "unbalanced" refereeing in his side's 3-2 defeat to Juventus at the San Siro in Serie A on Saturday.

Juve's lead had been cut to one point after its defeat by Napoli in Turin last week.

Much more drama was still to come, though, with Juan Cuadrado's cross deflecting in off Milan Skiriniar in the 87th minute prior to remarkable scenes in the closing stages.

Inter led 2-1 until the last three minutes, despite having Matias Vecino sent off after just 15 minutes.

Sarri, who saw striker Gonzalo Higuain leave Napoli for Juventus two years ago after breaking the Serie A scoring record, also pondered what effect another Juventus win would have on the championship.

"We'll need to win all the remaining games to win the title because Napoli will win every remaining match".

Minutes later, the sending off of midfielder Matías Vecino didn't help the hosts as the Uruguyan went in for a strong challenge that caught forward Mario Mandzukic on the ankle.

Juventus, who had coach Massimiliano Allegri sent off after the winning goal, thought they had scored a second in first-half stoppage time but the goal was revoked for offside after a VAR consultation.

Mauro Icardi headed in the equaliser for Inter seven minutes after the break for his 27th goal this season, and the hosts took the lead when the ball bounced in off Juventus defender Andrea Barzagli. Gonzalo Higuaín headed the victor in the 89th minute.

Roma warmed up for their Champions League second leg with Liverpool by hammering Chievo 4-1.

Inter will definitely need to bounce back quickly if they are to keep alive their hopes of a top-four finish, as they are now one point behind fourth-placed Lazio, who also have a game in hand.

Inglese headed in a late consolation goal for Chievo, but they remain two points above the drop zone.

Monaco's stalemate leaves it winless in three matches, while Marseille visits Angers Sunday as the two sides fight it out with Lyon for two Champions League spots behind champions Paris Saint-Germain. "We could have scored more but we got the win, and that's the main thing".

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