Higuain the Hero in Juventus' Derby d'Italia Win

The Serie A champions are back on top thanks to Gonzalo's winner.

Posted:

Antonio Conte's perfect start at Internazionale ended at home when Juventus won the Derby d'Italia 2-1 on the weekend. It was a victory that saw the defending champions leapfrog the Nerazzurri to go top of the Serie A table going into the international break.

Inter had won six in a row since Conte's appointment but fell behind early at San Siro thanks to a fine strike from Paulo Dybala - the forward starting in the place of fellow Argentine Gonzalo Higuain.

An injury to star midfielder Stefano Sensi made matters worse for Inter, but they levelled through a Lautaro Martinez penalty.

But it was substitute Higuain who scored an 80th-minute winner, with Juve enjoying a hard-earned break after having won five games in a row in all competitions.

"The important thing about today is not the position we've got in the table, but the performance itself – a comforting performance that we have to follow up," said Juve coach Maurizio Sarri.

Despite now seven games without a win against Juventus, Inter still remain contenders in Italy.