April 28, 2018 / 9:13 PM / 7 months ago

Juve scored twice in last five minutes to sink ten-man Inter

Soccer Football - Serie A - Inter Milan vs Juventus - San Siro, Milan, Italy - April 28, 2018 Juventus' Juan Cuadrado in action with Inter Milan's Rafinha REUTERS/Alberto Lingria

MILAN (Reuters) - Serie A leaders Juventus scored twice in the last five minutes to win 3-2 at Inter Milan who had earlier come from behind to lead despite playing with ten men in an extraordinary Serie A match at San Siro on Saturday.

Juve’s win took them four points clear of rivals Napoli, who visit Fiorentina on Sunday, and ensured they will finish the weekend top of the table with three matches to play.

Douglas Costa put Juventus ahead after 13 minutes and Inter were in more trouble when midfielder Matias Vecino was dismissed five minutes later, a decision made with the help of the video assistant referee (VAR).

Against all the odds, Inter turned the game around as Mauro Icardi equalised shortly after halftime and veteran Juventus defender Andrea Barzagli turned Ivan Perisic’s low cross into his own net.

Juve were facing a dramatic defeat until they levelled with three minutes left from a Juan Cuadrado shot that deflected off defender Milan Skriniar. Gonzalo Higuain headed the winner in the 89th minute.

Writing by Brian Homewood in Bern; Editing by Christian Radnedge

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