Sports News of Saturday, 8 December 2018
Ghana midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah was in action for Inter Milan against his former side Juventus in the Italian serie A on Friday night.
The Black Stars winger played the entire duration as Inter Milan suffered a 1-0 defeat to Juventus and are now 14 points behind the leaders.
Mario Mandzukic scored the only goal as Juventus killed off Inter Milan’s title challenge.
Argentine Paulo Dybala threatened early for Juventus, nodding over a Ronaldo cross with Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic tipping over in the first ten minutes.
Icardi and Matteo Politano set up Gagliardini but his shot bounced off the post just before the half-hour mark.
Mandzukic got his head to Rodrigo Bentancur’s cross although failed to control the finish with Marcelo Brozovic deflecting wide and Handanovic getting his hand to a searing Giorgio Chiellini header before the break.
Inter winger Politano missed a chance to break the deadlock just after the break as Leonardo Bonucci produced a vital block.
A Ronaldo strike from distance flew narrowly over the crossbar just before the hour mark, before Mandzukic’s stooping header gave him his seventh goal this season.
Inter desperately tried to salvage a point but were closed down by a Juventus defence well-organised by veteran Chiellini, with Lautaro Martinez volleying wide in a last desperate attempt for the visitors.