Our match prediction:
There will be fireworks when two fierce rivals Inter and Juventus face each other at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on Sunday evening. The Nerazzurri recorded their first win of the season at the weekend, with the team defeating newcomers Pescara on the road and Frank de Boer’s team certainly showed character in the 2-1 triumph over Massimo Oddo’s charges. However, beating title holders Juventus is easier said than done and, no doubt, the hosts are likely to adopt a cautious approach in Sunday’s football match. The Bianconeri extended their winning run to three matches at the weekend as they recorded a routine 3-1 victory over Sassuolo, but they picked up just one point from Wednesday’s Champions League game against Sevilla. However, seeing that Max Allegri can count on all of his first-team regulars for the derby against Inter, we predict that Juve are going to keep their 100% record in the 2016/2017 Serie A campaign intact.
Highligted Player (Murillo):
Jeison Murillo is a 24-year-old Colombian defender who plays for Inter Milan in Serie A. The centre back started in the youth teams of Deportivo Cali but made his senior professional bow with Udinese and Granada, as part of the partnership agreement between the clubs. He moved on a permanent basis to Granada in 2011 but spent most of his time on loans at fellow Spanish league clubs Cadiz and Las Palmas. His talent was there for everyone to see and soon he would end up moving to Inter Milan in 2015. Murillo made his international debut for Colombia in 2014. He was also a member of the 2015 Copa America squad and scored his solitary goal in national colors against Brazil. He would go on to win the “Best Young Player” of the tournament. Murillo is a hard-tackling no-nonsense centre back and is regarded as a ball-playing defender, which is almost a rarity in world football.
Highlighted Team (Juventus):
Juventus are considered one of the greatest European football clubs. The Bianconeri (The White and Blacks) have won two Champions League trophies (1985, 1996) and they did well to clinch three UEFA Cup titles (1977, 1990, 1993). The Italian giants have won 32 Serie A trophies and it is well known that a number of star players were part of Juve in the past. The likes of Alessandro Del Piero, Zinedine Zidane, Michel Platini, Lilian Thuram, Filippo Inzaghi, Pavel Nedved and David Trezeguet all played for Juventus, whilst legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has yet to retire. Juve were stripped two domestic trophies during the “Calciopoli” scandal, but despite being relegated to Serie B, the club quickly brought glory days back to Turin. The Bianconeri used to play their home games at Stadio delle Alpi, but nowadays they welcome their rivals at Juventus Stadium. The capacity of the stadium is 41,475. La Vechhia Signora (The Old Lady) is yet another nickname of the club. Juve’s biggest rivals are Torino and the two local rivals take on each other in the Turin derby.