Juve switched formations against Milan and a key substitution made the diffence on the night. Read our player ratings and find out who.

The Bianconeri were fielded in a 4-3-1-2 formation with Hernanes playing behind a front two of Paulo Dybala and Mario Mandzukic. A tepid first half resulted in a change of tactics and th introduction of Alex Sandro and Leonardo Bonucci and a awitch to a 3-5-2. The change soon paid off as it was Sandro’s assist that set up Dybala to volley home and earn his team all 3 points.

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Gigi Buffon

Seldom troubled by Bacca or Niang. Made a few routine saves during the course of the 90 before making a vital save to deny Cerci at the death. Reliable.

6.5 / 10

Stephan Lichtsteiner

Started very well, full of pace, frequently pressuring Antonelli. The change in formation gave him more freedom but his end product was lacking. Kept Niang very quiet on this night. Solid.

6.5 / 10

Giorgio Chiellini

Contained Bacca with ease, almost caught out in the first half but he put that early mistake behind him and played a good game overall, marshalling the defence well and keeping the Milan attack quiet. Resolute.

6.5 / 10

Andrea Barzagli

Some good tackles, strong in the air with some slightly poor positioning at times but a good performance nonetheless. Composed.

6.0 / 10

Patrice Evra

Definitely not at his best, struggling to contain Cerci’s pace early on. Substituted early on but it’s unclear if that was tactical or due to injury.

5.5 / 10

Claudio Marchisio

Another exceptional performance from I Principino who seems to be getting back to his best. Dictated the play all night, kept Juve moving forward, great distribution and intelligent passing. A silent leader.

7.5 / 10

Stefano Sturaro

A good work rate, strong tackling and hard working but still missing that special something to make an impression on the big games.

6.0 / 10

Paul Pogba

Verging on brilliance at times, the Frenchman made some inspired passes, some great tackles but his play in the final third of the pitch really lacked. Average night.

6.5 / 10


A woeful performance from the midfielder. Poor distribution, wild shots from distance and he was constantly dispossessed by the Milan midfield. Horrible.

4.0 / 10

Mario Mandzukic

A very poor night for the big Croation. Struggled to make any real chances and when he was presented a golden opportunity he wasted it. Not the striker who should be starting right now.

5.0 / 10

Paulo Dybala

Exceptional yet again. Brilliant delivery on his set-pieces, intelligent runs, pulling the defence wide to create space. Took his goal beautifully with a sublime finish. Showing more and more why he needs to be starting every game when possible.

8.0 / 10




Alex Sandro

An instant impact, as the game changed dramatically with his introduction and the switch in tactics. Afforded plenty of space on the left and made it count when he provided the assist for the goal.

7.0 /10

Leonardo Bonucci

A good display, coming on to form a 3-man defence and tighening things up at the back. ALmost gave away a penalty that was thankfully offside. Solid after that.

6.5 / 10

Alvaro Morata

A brief cameo role with the game already won.