Late Gonzalo Higuain victor sends champions top

Late Gonzalo Higuain victor sends champions top

Late Gonzalo Higuain victor sends champions top

The win saw Juve move to the top of Serie A, and prompted Ronaldo's post-match peck on an unsuspecting Dybala's cheek during his post-match interview.

Juventus ended Inter Milan's ideal start to the season with a 2-1 win at San Siro to move top of Serie A on Sunday.

The five-time Ballon d'Or victor wrote: "Very strong performance by the team today!"

Paulo Dybala's opener for Juve was cancelled out by a Lautaro Martínez penalty before Higuaín's late decider ended Conte's unbeaten start in the league.

Ronaldo seemed to have Juve back ahead four minutes to halftime, but the effort was disallowed after the Video Assistant Referee ruled Dybala strayed into an offside position.

Whereas it was not the outcome he would have hoped for, Lukaku might be able to take some consolation from the actual fact he made Matthijs de Ligt look relatively foolish within the first half.

Sarri sent on Higuain and Rodrigo Bentancur as Juve chased a victor in the second half and the changes worked wonders.

Once again despite De Ligt's mistakes it was Juventus who won all three points.

The hosts were hit with Stefano Sensi going off injured with Sarri making a double substitution after an hour bringing on in-form Higuain and Rodrigo Bentacur.

Inter almost levelled for the second time on 85 minutes, but Vecino failed to beat Wojciech Szczesny as the visitors held on for the win, ending the home side's ideal start in the process.

Conte - who kick-started Juve's run of eight straight titles by delivering the first three - came out second best against his former side.

"At the start of the second half, we didn't do well but then we got back into the game and either side could have scored".

"We want to fight for the Scudetto, but our ranking makes us cry a little", said Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti.

But what looked like a victor from Kalinic was disallowed without a VAR review for a foul on Fabio Pisacane which saw the Cagliari defender stretchered off. Joaquin Correa fired his spot kick onto the crossbar.

Fiorentina are eighth with Udinese a point above the relegation zone.

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