Inter 0-1 Juventus: Filip Kostic goal earns Derby d'Italia win

Kostic won it for Juve.
Kostic won it for Juve. / Pier Marco Tacca/GettyImages

A first half goal from Filip Kostic earned Juventus a crucial Derby d'Italia win over Inter at San Siro on Sunday evening.

Despite Inter dominating possession early on, it was Juventus who'd find the back of the net first. A quick counter-attack led by Adrien Rabiot culminated in the French midfielder passing to Filip Kostic who was able to brilliantly drill the ball low past Andre Onana and into the back of the net.

Juventus defended brilliantly fro the remainder of the first half, with Gleison Bremer in particular impressing with his prowess in the air and ability to physically overpower Romelu Lukaku.

At the very start of the second 45, Inzaghi's men almost caught the visitors on the hope, with Marcelo Brozovic spurning a great chance to level - volleying over after latching onto a poor Federico Gatti clearance in the box.



The second half continued in a similar way, as the home side had all of the ball in dangerous areas but were largely unable to test Wojciech Szczęsny in the Juve goal.

As the game began to stretch more and more in the final 15 minutes, La Vecchia Signora began to exploit holes in the Inter defence. One of these holes in defence would almost be pounced upon by Kostic late on, but his shot from just inside the penalty area was well blocked by Matteo Darmian.

The win for Juve sees them climb to within four points of European qualification despite their 15 point deduction, while Inter have dropped down to third place behind Lazio and Napoli.