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Barcelona 3-0 Juventus Champions League Player Ratings

September 13, 2017

Max Allegri handed Rodrigo Bentancur and Mattia De Sciglio their first Juventus starts at the Camp Nou but it wasn’t enough to stop a rampant Barcelona.

Player Ratings

Gigi Buffon: Started well by making a magnificent reaction save to deny Suarez but his defence did him no favours when they allow Messi to dance in behind the back line to open the scoring. Unable to stop the Barca tide in the second-half. 6.0/10

Mattia De Sciglio: Started brightly, testing Ter Stegen with a shot from distance – Looked assured at the back before almost gifting a goal to Dembele. Subbed off with injury.  5.5/10

Andrea Barzagli: Did well to cover in the first half and seemed to building a good rhythm with Benatia before being totally overrun in the second half. Disappointing, considering his experience. 5.0/10

Medhi Benatia: Impressive for 44 minutes, like much of the team, before being pulled all over the back by Messi and co. Wasn’t able to keep pace with the fast Barca attack. Underwhelming 5.0/10

Alex Sandro: Encouraging first half where he was trying to keep pace with Dembele, but he went MIA in the second and was utterly abject at the back. Needs to improve in the weeks to come. 5.0/10

Rodrigo Bentancur: A really promising debut, considering the circumstances. He looked confident and unintimidated by the the spectacle, putting together some good passes, defending well, despite picking up a booking.  6.0/10

Miralem Pjanic: Another bright spark on an otherwise unforgettable night. Dominant display early on, pulling the strings in midfield, playing with more freedom, creating chances and having a good effort from distance fire just wide. Did what he could in the final part of the game to limit the damage but Barca were a class above. 6.5/10

Blaise Matuidi: Had a half-chance to score early on – Seems to be improving in midfield, but even he couldn’t stop Messi and Suarez cutting through the back-line to score.  6.0/10

Douglas Costa: Much improved from the weekend cameo, he looked like Juve’s bright spark, pushing Semedo back, putting in some great crosses for his teammates.  6.5/10

Paulo Dybala: A good start in attack, finding space and making a few half-chances for the team. Deprived of the ball for the final 45 mins and was unable to make anything happen. 5.5/10

Gonzalo Higuain: Made some intelligent runs early on, but without the ball at his feet or any form of service, he was a spectator for much of the match.  5.0/10

 

Substitutes

Stefano Sturaro: Underwhelming at right-back where he failed to make any impact whatsoever on the game. 5.0/10

Federico Bernardeschi: Given a brief cameo late on when Juve were already 3-0 down, had a good chance spurned. Hope to see him play more often. N/A

Fabrizio Caligara: A nice touch from Allegri when the game was all but over, throwing on the youngster who was promptly booked within a few minutes. N/A

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