Juventus 1-1 Inter: Player ratings from chaotic first leg of Coppa Italia semi-final

There was plenty of late drama between eternal rivals Juventus and Inter in their 1-1 draw in the first leg of their Coppa Italia semi-final.

The Bianconeri thought they were taking a slim advantage back to San Siro for the return fixture on April 26 when Juan Cuadrado broke the deadlock late on, only for Romelu Lukaku to wipe out that advantage from the penalty spot deep into stoppage time.

Juventus went close to grabbing an early opener when Manuel Locatelli won possession back in midfield and set Angel Di Maria racing away, with the Argentine forcing Samir Handanovic into a low save.

Mattia Perin came to his side’s rescue when they were caught sleeping towards the end of the first half, saving from Marcelo Brozovic.

The tie really kicked into life after the break. Almost immediately from kick-off, Dusan Vlahovic saw a header whistle just over the crossbar, before Henrikh Mkhitaryan flashed a shot past the post.

As the game entered the final 10 minutes, the drama started. A failed clearance from Alessandro Bastoni allowed Cuadrado to come racing in on the far side of the penalty area, lashing a wicked shot past Handanovic and sending the Allianz Stadium into bedlam.

Juventus looked to be holding on, but Inter were awarded a 94th minute penalty by VAR when Bremer was judged to have handled the ball when attempting to head the ball away.

Lukaku stepped up and scored from the spot, though was shown a second yellow card after an altercation with fans in the aftermath. Handanovic and Cuadrado then got into a scrap and too were given their marching orders as the game ended in complete chaos.

GK: Mattia Perin (7); CB: Fedrico Gatti (7), CB: Bremer (3), CB: Danilo (7); RM: Juan Cuadrado (8), CM: Nicolo Fagioli (7), CM: Manuel Locatelli (7), CM: Adrien Rabiot (6), LM: Filip Kostic (6); AM: Angel Di Maria (7); CF: Dusan Vlahovic (6)

SUBS: Fabio Miretti (6), Federico Chiesa (5), Arkadiusz Milik (6)


GK: Samir Handanovic (5); CB: Danilo D’Ambrosio (8), CB: Francesco Acerbi (7), CB: Alessandro Bastoni (6); RM: Matteo Darmian (6), CM: Nicolo Barella (7), CM: Marcelo Brozovic (7), CM: Henrikh Mkhitaryan (7), LM: Federico Dimarco (7); CF: Lautaro Martinez (6); CF: Edin Dzeko (6)

SUBS: Romelu Lukaku (8), Robin Gosens (6), Kristjan Asllani (N/A), Denzel Dumfries (N/A), Joaquin Correa (N/A)

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