Conor Clancy Date: 3rd February 2021 at 12:14am
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Juventus came from behind to record a 2-1 defeat of Inter in the first leg of their Coppa Italia semi-final at the on Tuesday evening.

Lautaro Martinez’s early opener was overturned by a Cristiano Ronaldo brace, as the Portuguese became ’s greatest ever goalscorer by taking his tally to 763.

Inter led in just the ninth minute. A quick counterattack ended as – who had beaten Juventus almost single-handedly in A – centred for Lautaro, whose driven effort went through Gianluigi to creep over the line.

But Ashley Young gifted the Bianconeri a way back. The Englishman needlessly pulled Juan Cuadrado’s arm, bringing the Colombian to ground, as Federico Bernardeschi had completely overhit a cross.

A was given after VAR intervention, and Cristiano Ronaldo emphatically finished.

Another error saw Juventus get themselves in front. Samir Handanovic and Alessandro Bastoni got themselves mixed up and Cristiano took the ball of the ’s toe. With Handanovic far from , he passed in from a narrow angle.

Buffon did well to deny Matteo Darmian in the second half, and Merih Demiral had to block an effort, but for all Inter’s possession they were unable to find a way to beat the veteran goalkeeper again.