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Brescia 1-2 Juventus Player Ratings

September 25, 2019

A goal from Miralem Pjanic completed Juve’s spirited 2-1 fight-back against a stubborn Brescia side who had chances of their own.

 

Juventus Player Ratings

Szczesny: While it was hit at force, Tek could and should have done better on the Brescia opener. He was more alert and better as the game continued, but the early mistake left Juve under pressure the remainder of the game.  5.5/10

Danilo: Started well enough before limping off with another injury. 5.5/10

Leonardo Bonucci: Another game, another tidy performance where he invoked the spirit of Chiellini to galvanise the team at 1-0 down. His mentoring of De Ligt is a testament to how he has handled the added responsibility.  7.0/10

Matthijs De Ligt: A few shaky moments aside, he continues to come on with each game, gaining valuable experience. I think he still needs to work on his positioning but this will come with time. 6.0/10

Alex Sandro: A slightly subdued performance from the left back who was coming on so well. It’s possibly down to the fact that Rabiot was leaving a lot of space in front of Sandro and the change to 4-3-1-2, so nothing to worry about. 5.5/10

 

Midfield

Sami Khedira: Another so-so display, three clearances, two tackles but there wasn’t really anything offered by way of attack or any meaningful contribution at the back. He lacks pace. 5.5/10

Aaron Ramsey: Buzzing with ambition, drive, verve, the man was thinking two steps ahead of the those around him. He linked play well, played some great passes and tried to create chances and exploit what little space there was. A smart signing who is coming on in leaps and bounds. 7.0/10

Miralem Pjanic: Took a record 108 touches during the game, at the heart of all Juve tried to create and scored the winner with a lovely volley. 7.5/10

Adrien Rabiot: Hard to expect much more than what we got – A player who wanted too long on the ball, looked off the pace and struggled to integrate himself into the play. That said, he has been away from football for over half a year and will take time to come along. 5.5/10

 

Attack

Gonzalo Higuain: So frustrating – Flapping his arms in consternation at his teammates then missing clear chances on at least two occasions. He needs to be offering far more if he wants to convince management and fans that it was the right choice to keep him. 5.5/10

Paulo Dybala: Sublime – While he didn’t score or assist, his movement was impossible for Brescia to stifle, his passing was on par with Ramsey, who seemed to be the only other player able to create clear chances. It may be time to accept that while he won’t offer the goals that Juve need, he can offer creativity through playing with a little more freedom. 7.0/10

 

Substitutes

Juan Cuadrado: Played with some real vim and vigour, making intelligent runs, delivering some near perfect crosses and generally contributing to both the attack and the defence. 6.5/10

Federico Bernardesci: Had one half chance but little else of note. 5.5/10

Blaise Matuidi: Played the closing 10 minutes N/A

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