5 reasons to watch Juventus vs Inter Milan

Updated: Dec 12, 2017, 11:53 IST | mid-day online correspondent

Inter Milan has been a revelation this season, after 15 games they are top of the table with 3 points ahead of Napoli. They have not lost a single game this season and have been held for a draw just thrice

1. Dismal to brilliance – the turnaround story of Inter Milan
Inter Milan has been a revelation this season, after 15 games they are top of the table with 3 points ahead of Napoli. They have not lost a single game this season and have been held for a draw just thrice. Many would not forget the dismal performance of Inter last year as they finished a massive 29 points adrift of Juventus, finishing 7th on the table failing to finish in the top 3 for the sixth consecutive season.

Juventus team
Juventus team

2. The magic of Luciano Spalletti
The turnaround of Inter under Spalletti has been more than impressive. He has created a resolute defense and nurtured the prolific attackers in his team. The success has come as a surprise to many in the league after the failings of last season. Three coaches came and went from the San Siro dugout during the last campaign. He has already started putting pressure on Juve terming them as favourites for the game.

3. Inter's strength might be Juve's headache
Inter's captain Mauro Icardi might be the cause of concern for the Turin based club. The Argentine striker, has scored 16 goals this season and tops the chart of the leading goal scorers of Serie A. His per goal average is 82 minutes and his creative field play along with Ivan Perisic has been a combination that has driven on top of the table.

4. Battle for the top spot
Inter Milan at sitting at number one spot and they are not comfortable. Their opponents are just a couple of points adrift, the winner will gain the top spot and there is hardly any gap between the top three teams in Italy, turning this into what could be the closest title race in years. On top of that Inter is not playing the Champions League this season as they failed to qualify so their focus will be for the crown of Serie A.

5. Top players to watch out
24 year old Icardi has been a blued eyed boy of the Serie A and he will keenly watched by everyone. Milan defenders have been on top of their game having conceded fewer goals than any other team in SerieA but they will be wary of Dybala and company. The goal lines from both sides will be taken care by veterans, Samir Handannovic will man the Inter goal line whereras 33 year old legendary Buffon who has retired from international football will take on Icardi's boys

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