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Hi fellow Offsiders, just wanted to introduce myself. I'm Alessandro, and hopefully I can be a good source for you to all things blue and black... I don't have much time tonight, but I wanted to get this up and going. Also, thanks to Bob for setting this all up and bringing life back to the Nerazzuri Offside!

1 Internazionale - Juventus 1
Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino, Turin, Italy

It's a little disappointing they couldn't take full advantage of Roma's draw with Empoli earlier in the day, but one point is better than none right? Julio Cruz put the Nerazzurri one up just ahead of the break, but a deflected Mauro Camoranesi effort rescued a deserved point for the Old Lady just 13 minutes from time.

UP
The defense and midfield (with the exception of Aparecido Cesar, who was too busy being ineffective on the wing to do much of anything else) played possibly the best I've seen all year, which is a great sign going into the Champions League match with CSKA Moscow on Wednesday. The attack left a little to be desired though, with Zlatan and Suazo each missing excellent chances just in front of Buffon's net.

DOWN
Giorgio Chiellini's vicious assault perfectly clean tackle on Zlatan, followed by his incessant taunting great sportsmanship made for some ugly final minutes. Also, both Figo and Maicon had to leave the game with foot and chest injuries respectively.

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