Serie A: Inter Milan vs. Juventus
FC Internazionale Milano takes on Juventus tonight in Derby d’Italia (The Derby of Italy), a very important Serie A fixture with both clubs desperate for three points.
This is certainly a crucial match as the Nerazzurri are still fighting for the championship title while Juventus are aiming to finish fourth in order to qualify for the UEFA Champions League.
Inter Milan lost out on pole position in the Italian league for the first time in six months at the weekend when Roma defeated Atalanta 2-1. The Bianconeri, on the other hand, are currently sixth in the table and need to make up three points on both Palermo and Sampdoria above them in the standings if they are to grab that decisive fourth spot.
Jose Mourinho’s men are the clear favorites in this clash. Inter has not been beaten at home by the the Turin outfit in over two years and that defeat was also the Nerazzurri‘s last home league loss.
The match kicks-off at 20:45 CET (2:45 p.m. ET).
UPDATE: Inter went back to the top of the Serie A standings with a 2-0 victory over Juventus at the San Siro, thanks to goals by Maicon and Samuel Eto’o.