MILAN (AFP) - Mario Mandzukic scored the only aim as Juventus killed off Inter Milan s venture to transport eleven factors clean in Serie A on Friday.

Luciano Spalletti s third-positioned Inter fall 14 factors adrift of the leaders with the Derby d Italia defeat a grave blow to their hopes of challenging for a primary name on the grounds that 2010.

Unbeaten Juventus have 43 points from 15 video games -- eleven points beforehand of 2nd-placed Napoli who host lowly Frosinone on Sunday -- with their most effective factors dropped coming in a home draw against Genoa.

international Cup runner-up Mandzukic s diving header after sixty six minutes off a go from former Inter participant Joao Cancelo was enough to determine the final results at the Allianz Stadium.

"Mandzukic is one of those players who even on an off day can bring his physicality to the game and that could make the difference," stated Juventus instruct Massimiliano Allegri.

"We knew the championship wouldn t stop these days, however we still clearly needed to avoid defeat.

"I requested the men to be green and powerful. We have been most effective half of that within the first length, but then we started out to maintain the ball with more staying power, had been extra organised and strong.

"After that, the first-class of the gamers necessarily emerges."

The seven-time reigning champions proved once more they had been a category above their rivals even with Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo no longer as omnipresent as he has been in previous games, failing to feature to his ten league desires.

Inter captain Mauro Icardi also failed to muster a unmarried shot on goal, but the site visitors did have possibilities within the first half of with Roberto Gagliardini damn the put up simply earlier than the half of-hour mark.

"We performed well sufficient but we weren t regular, there were conditions in which we didn t interpret or examine them belongings whilst Juventus did not do whatever wrong," said Spalletti.

"If a person takes the lead, of course it makes the difference, however we made too many banal and reasonably-priced errors," continued the Inter train.

"unfortunately, Juve are smart and we're naive. They've a way of wasting five minutes after a nasty."

Argentine Paulo Dybala threatened early for Juventus, nodding over a Ronaldo pass with Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic tipping over within the first ten minutes.

Icardi and Matteo Politano set up Gagliardini however his shot bounced off the put up simply earlier than the half-hour mark.

Mandzukic got his head to Rodrigo Bentancur s go even though didn't control the finish with Marcelo Brozovic deflecting huge and Handanovic getting his hand to a searing Giorgio Chiellini header earlier than the spoil.

Inter winger Politano neglected a danger to interrupt the deadlock just after the break as Leonardo Bonucci produced a crucial block.

A Ronaldo strike from distance flew narrowly over the crossbar just earlier than the hour mark, before Mandzukic s stooping header gave him his seventh goal this season.

Inter desperately tried to salvage a factor but were closed down via a Juventus defence properly-organised through veteran Chiellini, with Lautaro Martinez volleying wide in a last determined strive for the visitors.

Inter live 4 points beforehand of AC Milan, who host Torino, with Lazio a similarly point again in 5th before their recreation in opposition to Sampdoria.

Spalletti s facet now flip to their vital Champions League sport towards PSV Eindhoven at the San Siro on Tuesday.

Juventus are already through to the Champions League knock-out rounds earlier than subsequent week s journey to young Boys in Switzerland.