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Dybala frustrates Inter and rescues Juventus

Dybala frustrates Inter and rescues Juventus

Argentine Paulo Dybala returned after almost a month off due to injury and rescued Juventus Turin in the so-called Italian Derby against Inter Milan, scoring a penalty awarded after VAR control in the 88th minute.

Dybala, who had not played since last September 27, when he suffered a muscle injury in a match against Sampdoria, jumped onto the field at the restart at San Siro and safely transformed, with a central shot, a maximum penalty achieved by the Brazilian Álex Sandro for a foul by the Dutch Denzel Dumfries.

La Joya, who will turn 28 on November 15, celebrated his fourth goal of the campaign and avoided a setback that would leave Juventus on the table.

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Massimiliano Allegri’s team, which had four consecutive 1-0 victories between Serie A and the Champions League, had received the 0-1 in the 17th minute, when the Bosnian Edin Dzeko scored at pleasure when he finished off a loose ball in the area after a shot to the crossbar by Turkish Hakan Calhanoglu.

It was difficult for Juventus to create scoring chances in the face of the attentive interior defense and in the resumption Allegri strengthened his forward, in which the Spanish Álvaro Morata started, with Dybala and the Italian Federico Chiesa.

The duel seemed headed for a 1-0 victory for Inter, but in the 88th minute Dumfries was naïve, hitting Álex Sandro on the line of the area, and the referee, after VAR control, awarded the maximum penalty that Dybala transformed to raise the final 1-1 to the San Siro scoreboard.

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Inter remained third in the table, seven points behind the two leaders, Napoli and Milan.

Juventus is sixth, one point behind Roma, fourth. EFE (HN)

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