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Inter 1-2 Juventus Player Ratings - Ageless Ronaldo the hero in Derby d'Italia

The Portuguese superstar scored twice as Juve came from behind to beat their bitter rivals

 
10:56pm on Tuesday 2nd February 2021
By
Carlo Garganese

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a double as Juventus defeated Inter 2-1 in the first leg of their Coppa Italia semi-final at San Siro on Tuesday evening.

Lautaro Martinez gave Inter an early lead but Ronaldo fired home a penalty before taking advantage of a defensive mix-up to give Juve the advantage in this tie.

Inter were missing two key players in Romelu Lukaku and Achraf Hakimi through suspension and looked blunt in attack as a result.

This was the second time in just over a fortnight that these two rivals have played, with Inter dominating Juventus in a 2-0 home Serie A win in January.

Juventus will host Inter in the semi-final return leg next Tuesday.

Inter v Juventus: Player Ratings, Match Stats, Player Stats

So which players stood out most in this Derby d'Italia?

✔️ GOOD PERFORMANCE

Matthijs De Ligt: 7.3

De Ligt only recently returned to full health following a spell out with Coronavirus but he is already close to top form again.

He marshalled the Juventus backline well, winning all three of his tackles and five of his six duels.

The Dutch giant also made a game-high six recoveries and four Interceptions in a powerful display at the back alongside Merih Demiral.

BAD PERFORMANCE

Ashley Young: 5.4

Inter's left flank has been arguably their weak spot this season and it once again proved to be their downfall this evening.

With the Nerazzurri leading, Young lost Juan Cuadrado as he charged into the box to try and meet Federico Bernardeschi's cross. He then pulled the Colombian back three times, leaving the referee no choice but to award a penalty. Ronaldo converted with ease.

STAR MAN

Cristiano Ronaldo: 7.7

The Portuguese superstar is set to turn 36 on Friday but he is showing no signs of slowing down.

Ronaldo hit a first-half double to put Juventus into the driving seat of this tie. He equalised by firing a penalty straight down the middle of the goal. And then he put Juve ahead by pouncing on a mix-up between Alessandro Bastoni and Samir Handanovic and dispatching into the net from a tight angle.

As is usually the case, no one had more shots in this game than Ronaldo.

The ex-Real Madrid hero now has 21 goals in just 23 games for Juventus this season.

Inter v Juventus: Player Ratings, Match Stats, Player Stats

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