Match Review Serie A

Juventus 1-0 Atalata: Party At The Stadium

May 6, 2014 - 7:06 pm

Today it was all about celebrating and Juventus did that in a great fashion.  1-0 win against Atalanta, good(ish) performance, all-time Serie A point record still within reach (a win against Cagliari would do it), still undefeated at home, clean sheet, loud fans.

Storari: 6.5. He didn’t need to do much (I haven’t done the ratings for a long time, but I feel I have already used this sentence referring to the Juve goalie few times), he denied well a Baselli long-range effort and he was cool enough in distributing the ball, despite Atalanta high, but not really intense, pressing.

Barzagli: 6. Barzaglione Zabaione is slowly returning to his old majestic self, Juventus are basically getting him ready for the World Cup at this point. Commanding, a bit quicker than the last time he was out there.

Ogbonna: 6.5. He rebounded after the shocker against Sassuolo. Of course, this was a much different and quieter game, but he tackled almost perfectly and overpowered the opponents. Anyway, I don’t know if the libero position is the most suitable for him in the future.

Chiellini: 7. Atalanta didn’t bother the defense a lot, thus Giorgio decided to participate to the buildup of the action and to the offensive phase, he actually lobbed a couple of good balls and pulled off some of his usual Gorilla runs.

Lichsteiner: 6. I think he is really fatigued at this stage of the season. He doesn’t seem energetic and tireless as usual, but he is excused of course, because he was probably the Juventino that run the most this season. Moreover, we know that on the flank much depend on the combination between the wingback and the central midfielder and he hasn’t played a lot with Padoin this year.

Padoin: 7. To be honest, I haven’t heard the commentator call his name a lot before the goal, he did so little, a soldatino performance not to get in the way of the others. However, he was in the right placed at the right time and his shot in the low angle was actually superb. The rule of the ex.

Marchisio: 6.5. The playmaker position could be his home for future, since Pirlo is staying and Juventus will not look for another creative man in that position. He is diligent, he anchors the midfield, allowing the others to attack more.

Pogba: 7.5. Under the eyes of his possible suitor Florentino Perez, Pogba officially regained his best form, he floated around the pitch, showing all his great flicks and delivering a Pogbomb close to the goal. Chocolate thunder.

Peluso: 6. I think he could actually be a good player even for a top 7 team (not for a Scudetto contender). You don’t see many fullback as powerful as he is and this is an advantage for his and he is also pretty fast for his size. He did job today, feet are what they are.

Osvaldo: 5.5. He tries and he tries hard, but the skills probably aren’t there, he is not as agile and fast as he thinks he is, he can’t dribble past all the opponents. €19 million are way too much for him, I don’t even know if I’d bring him back for 7-8.

Giovinco: 6. He provided the needed spark up front, he combine well with Osvaldo, he was fast in the counters. He had a couple of chances to score, but wasted them. Anyway, a good performance.

Quagliarella: 6.5. It was a difficult season for Fabio, but today he was all smiles. His pass to Tevez on the final action, where he clearly could have scored, was unexpected and a class act.

Tevez: 6. He didn’t play much, but when he entered the game it looked like all the squad changed its mentality and searched the win with more ferociousness. He should have buried the final chance.

Pepe: 7. Finally.

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    BelgianJuventino May 6, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    CAMPIONIIIIIIIIIII for a while now but fuck that, we rock!

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    adp1974 May 6, 2014 at 10:10 pm


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    Papilaya(John)™★★★ May 6, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    I disagree with the ratings. Padoin should get a 10 for his goal :p

    Oh and I stand by what I’ve been saying all season long, bring back Berardi!

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    philip_manila May 6, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    Super PEPE!!

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    Papilaya(John)™★★★ May 7, 2014 at 9:40 am

    Supposed leaked jerseys for next season. I think both are sexy. The home kit looks quite vintage and the third(the green) could use a bit of a touch up, but other than that I’m impressed. Nike going out with a bang! I hope the away kit is pink tho!

    BTW if anyone cares, I’ve decides that I’m going to get the away kit of this season with Vidal’s name and number when they are sold at a discounted price :p so pics of my Juve jersey shrine will be up shortly 🙂

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      Hanna May 7, 2014 at 10:40 am

      the second one seems pretty good. really sad that we’re going to change to Adidas

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      BelgianJuventino May 7, 2014 at 12:03 pm

      The home shirt looks like it’s straight from the 80’s-90’s 😛 The green eh, not so impressed, need to see a player wear it first

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        Papilaya(John)™★★★ May 7, 2014 at 12:31 pm

        I don’t like the choice of green either. In 2012, Buffon had an array of keeper kits and there was this green I really liked… I hope they go with a similar green to the one I’m speaking of.

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          BelgianJuventino May 7, 2014 at 2:00 pm

          I’ll just wait for official news 😛 I also didnt like the pink kit or the yellow and blue when i first saw those, but I love them since the moment they started wearing them. Especially the pink with the black star, I still love that kit.
          This green though.. Long way to go to convince me

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            DutchJuve May 8, 2014 at 9:12 pm

            It would be upgraded from ”terrible green” to ”okay green” if we wear black shorts with it. Pretty likely since there is a black bar on the side.

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      tpick May 7, 2014 at 4:17 pm

      i like the green one, id buy one just because it stands out.

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      DutchJuve May 7, 2014 at 4:39 pm

      I’m not so sure how to feel about the green one. It’s not the best kind of green. The away jersey would be great if it had a normal neck.

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      Marc Dominic Zaroli May 8, 2014 at 2:02 am

      Omg lime green.. Hawt

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    Papilaya(John)™★★★ May 7, 2014 at 10:37 am

    Rumor report:

    According to Di Marizio, Juve are keen on signing Barca s Lb Adriano and he also says that Conte s dream is to sign Di Maria…

    And just a random report:

    I***rs curva is closed, but they have the option to allow kids in instead, but have declined the option… Btw its also Zanetti s last match.

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      BelgianJuventino May 7, 2014 at 12:02 pm

      Not so much impressed with Adriano but Di Maria would be nice
      Also fuck Inter 😛

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        Papilaya(John)™★★★ May 7, 2014 at 12:36 pm

        From what I’ve watched, he’s a great attacking Lb Adriano, but since Barca always have possession, his defensive attributes were never really called upon, so I don’t know much of them… But yes! I want Di Maria so badly. Lastly I***r have no class and continue to show it

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          BelgianJuventino May 7, 2014 at 1:00 pm

          I dunno, he’s like the Barca Padoin 😛 Versatile but not really excelling. But we’ll see I guess, I hope for someone better. And Di Maria would bring some much needed pace in the team. But he’s also a bit selfish, going for own glory sometimes while he should assist. But great player of course. They didnt even play Zanetti in the derby, way to treat your legend

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            Hanna May 7, 2014 at 1:07 pm

            Barca’s Padoin?! really? Adriano is a great player, excelent cross and shoot

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            BelgianJuventino May 7, 2014 at 1:36 pm

            ..You misunderstood me. He’s their versatility guy, he plays to fill gaps in the team. Just like Padoin is just a gap filler.
            Of course he’s a better player than Padoin, but he ain’t good enough for Barca, just like Padoin isn’t good enough for Juve. That’s why I’m not really excited to see him at Juve, he’s decent but not world class, far from that.
            We don’t need more average players, but players who make a difference by their individual talent. Adriano is not that kind of player

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            Hanna May 7, 2014 at 1:54 pm

            yes, i guess i did.

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            BelgianJuventino May 7, 2014 at 1:57 pm

            😛 I didn’t mean he’s of the same level of Padoin, cause he isn’t. I just hope for better than Adriano, I prefer Asamoah over Adriano any day

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            Hanna May 7, 2014 at 2:46 pm

            of course, me too

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            Papilaya(John)™★★★ May 7, 2014 at 10:57 pm

            Well calling someone a “Padoin” is a pretty strong statement :p I actually think hes good enough for them, its just that he may not fit their style as well as Alba… Or they just prefer Alba.

            I agree we need difference makers and I think Adriano could be one. He’s a great attacking Lb. He can run at players and like Hanna said, he has a left foot, but if we don’t get him, I could care less.

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            BelgianJuventino May 8, 2014 at 9:28 am

            Yeah I should have said “utility guy” because that’s what I meant 😛 Alba is just better 😛

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      DutchJuve May 7, 2014 at 4:37 pm

      Inter denies kids from having the day of their lives? Screw them.

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        BelgianJuventino May 7, 2014 at 8:37 pm

        Another few thousand kids saved from the merda disease, I don’t see the problem 😛

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          DutchJuve May 8, 2014 at 9:10 pm

          True that. Let’s just hope their merda brainwashed fathers realise how harsh they are to their kids aswell. The fathers will be going into a depressed state for the rest of their lives (they are only merda fans, so not a big deal(a little harsh :p) ) and the kids who haven’t been ruined for life yet can become great sweet Juventini!

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    BelgianJuventino May 7, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    Rumours are also growing that Conte himself might leave after this season.. With Mancini and Spalletti as top candidates to replace him. I don’t want either of those, if I had to choose anyone else than Conte then I’d prefer Ancelotti, Prandelli or Montella

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      JuventusVidal May 7, 2014 at 1:07 pm

      Ancelotti and prandelli would be tough to get. Id take montella or deschamps

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      adp1974 May 7, 2014 at 1:47 pm

      sweeeet .. time for him to move on.

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        BelgianJuventino May 7, 2014 at 1:56 pm

        He did well for us, couldn’t have gone much better for Juve. 2 7th-place finishes in a row and he came in and brought us 3 successive Scudetti, it really is a historic achievement. The first European campaign was good, we were group leaders, beat Chelsea, we beat tough teams in Celtic and Donetsk and only got eliminated at the hands of the eventual winners.
        This term wasn’t really good but we still got some European experience for the players, something they all lacked,
        except a few of them.

        For him personally a new experience might be good to further evolve to a level like Mourinho, but I’m not sure how Juve would fare post-Conte. It’s his never-give-up mentality that got us back to being champions, I wonder how we will do with a different
        coach. But it better not be Mancini, he won’t get us anywhere at all in Europe. Montella or someone with European pedigree is what I want once Conte goes to another club.

        But for the record, I’d prefer Conte to stay with us

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          B1anconer0 May 7, 2014 at 5:23 pm

          The only coach capable of replacing conte is Prandelli, Donadoni, Montella or Ancelotti. Rather have an italian coach

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        DutchJuve May 7, 2014 at 4:35 pm

        Ungrateful asshole

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      tpick May 7, 2014 at 3:59 pm

      Mancini would be good, but Guidolin would be the best. He understands the 3-5-2, but also uses 4 defender sets when needed. Just look at all hes done at Udinese with a bunch of average players, young players, and one really old CF.

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        BelgianJuventino May 7, 2014 at 8:36 pm

        Guidolin yeah, he’s good, but I wonder if he has what it takes to lift us up in Europe. With Udinese he didn’t do much but thats not really his bad, his good players were all gone

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        Papilaya(John)™★★★ May 7, 2014 at 11:01 pm

        Great points. But my pick would be Montella. He’s everything you just said(even if to a lesser extent), but younger and more eager. Plus hes dresses well :p

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      EriJuve7 May 7, 2014 at 11:59 pm

      I’d definitely try for Deschamps, or maybe even bring back ferrara. He could do much better this time around with a stronger squad

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        BelgianJuventino May 8, 2014 at 10:48 am

        Not ferrara, Deschamps I could agree with

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          DutchJuve May 8, 2014 at 9:07 pm

          Didn’t Deschamps have problems with the board last time?

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    Hanna May 7, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Really want Alexis next season

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      BelgianJuventino May 7, 2014 at 1:59 pm

      Let’s trade Isla for him 😛 Would be a good deal, Isla + cash for Alexis but I doubt Barca want him xD

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        tpick May 7, 2014 at 3:46 pm

        Isla and Padoin for Sanchez all day. Do it, Barca.

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      JuventusVidal May 7, 2014 at 3:47 pm

      Same. He’d be a great signing. Id even go as far as to sell tevez to get sanchez

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    JuventusVidal May 7, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    I used google translate on tuttojuve. Lol this is what came up

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      BelgianJuventino May 7, 2014 at 3:55 pm

      Wtf xD hilarious

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      Hanna May 7, 2014 at 4:27 pm

      UEFA trying to butt rape them?

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      DutchJuve May 7, 2014 at 4:34 pm


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      JuventusBuffon May 7, 2014 at 6:55 pm

      Lol that doesn’t work in prison, if you know what I mean.

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        DutchJuve May 8, 2014 at 9:06 pm

        The English Club will be looking in the Mirror Daily while not being able to refuse the penis.

        Playing with words can be so wrong sometimes :/

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    Hanna May 7, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    how much are we going to receive with the Adidas deal?

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      Papilaya(John)™★★★ May 7, 2014 at 11:03 pm

      I think it was 200 mill over 2 or 4 years, but I’m completely unsure.

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      JuventusVidal May 7, 2014 at 11:42 pm

      its 139.5mil for 6 years starting from the 15-16 season. that gives us 23.25mil a season.

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        tpick May 8, 2014 at 12:35 am

        I wonder how many co-ownerships Marotta will bag with that 23m.

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        Marc Dominic Zaroli May 8, 2014 at 1:59 am

        And a butt ugly jersey

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          DutchJuve May 8, 2014 at 9:04 pm

          It’s very hard to make an ugly jersey when it’s black and white man.

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    JuventusBuffon May 8, 2014 at 12:37 am

    Look who popped in to see Arturo 🙂

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      DutchJuve May 8, 2014 at 9:04 pm

      So that would mean we are pretty likely to sign him if he goes to Turin to see Vidal?

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        JuventusBuffon May 8, 2014 at 9:19 pm

        I thought it was Vidal who flew out to Barcelona for the surgery.