Juventus beat Inter to increase lead in Serie A

Rome, Feb 3: Juventus beat Inter Milan 3-1 at home to increase their lead at the top of the Italian Serie A standings to nine points.

Stephan Lichtsteiner, Giorgio Chiellini and Arturo Vidal scored to move Juventus three goals ahead before Rolando netted a consolation goal for the visitors Sunday, reports Xinhua.

Juventus manager Antonio Conte felt his team could have scored more goals.

“We won. That’s good. We for prepared this game in every minute detail, including how they might mark Andrea Pirlo or not mark him by bringing Mateo Kovacic and Ricky Alvarez on him in turns,” Conte said.

“We are the top scorers in Serie A but could’ve had more goals,” he added.

Juve cashed in on Inter’s defensive frailties to maintain a 100 percent home record in Serie A and strengthen their grip on top spot, while Walter Mazzarri’s men dropped to sixth place.

Roma’s home clash with Parma earlier in the day was abandoned due to a waterlogged pitch.

IANS