Italian journalist Alessandro Vocalelli feels that Inter’s Serie A clash away to Juventus after the international break could be decisive in the Serie A title race.
Writing in his column in today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, Brambatti highlighted how the match could well be the one which swings the Scudetto race.
Inter go into the final stretch of the campaign one point ahead of Juventus, three behind Napoli, and six behind AC Milan, albeit having a game in hand on all three.
There is no real margin for error for the Nerazzurri, who could keep the pressure on the teams ahead of them with a win against the Bianconeri, but could also be leapfrogged in the table if they are to lose.
This season’s Scudetto chase has been one of the closest and most exciting in some time, and the head-to-head match between Inter and Juventus promises to kick off a thrilling climax.
“The return to the league, more balanced, is headed into a possibly decisive crossroads,” Vocalelli writes, “Juve-Inter, Atalanta-Napoli and Milan-Bologna are very delicate matches, with Allegri and Inzaghi both playing for stakes that they would have thought were impossible two months ago.”
He goes on, “That Juve could even get closer to the top, dreaming of a glimpse of the Scudetto; that Inter have been virtually forced to win in order not to be forced to abandon the goal of the Scudetto which seemed certain a couple months ago.”
He suggests that “This Juve-Inter clash seems tailor-made for Chiellini and Barella, two key Azzurri men and symbols of the massive match we’re coming back to.”
“On the one hand, the pride of the aging captain and his Juventus,” he writes, “on the other the need of the young midfielder and his Inter to get a big jolt.”