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Juventus 1-0 Man City Champions League Player Ratings

November 26, 2015

Alex Sandro, Mario Mandzukic and Stefano Sturaro were contendors for man of the match in Juve’s 1-0 victory over Man City.

Juventus went into this penultimate Champions League group knowing that a win would see them into the last 16. It was a cagey start but Juve played the better football early on and took a deserved lead when Alex Sandro floated in a perfect cross for Mario Mandzukic to fire home. Juve continued to miss a host of well created chances while City had opportunities of their own to get back into the game but thankfully the Bianconeri held on for a valuable 3 points.

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Gigi Buffon

Exceptional. Came out off his line to close down Aguero when Marchisio’s back pass was poorly placed. Denied Toure with a truly world-class save and was his usual super-self throughout.

7.0 / 10


Stephan Lichtsteiner

Had a great chance to seal the resuly when clean through but was denied by Hart. Tracked back well and kept Navas/De Bruyne quiet throughout the game.

6.0 / 10


Giorgio Chiellini

One of his best recent performances, despite some poor passing at the back. Came into the game as it went on and kept Aguero in his pocket for much of the night.

6.0 / 10


Andrea Barzagli

Kept things steady at the back with a solid defensive display, marking De Bruyne and making some vital interceptions.

6.5 / 10


Juventus' defender from Italy Leonardo Bonucci celebrates at the end of the UEFA Champions League football match Juventus vs Manchester City on November 25, 2015 at the Juventus Stadium in Turin. Juventus won 1- 0      AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN / AFP / OLIVIER MORIN        (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Leonardo Bonucci

Back to his brilliant best, marking Sergio Aguero and limiting his chances. Superb.

6.5 / 10


TURIN, ITALY - NOVEMBER 25:  Yaya Toure of Manchester City is closed down by Claudio Marchisio of Juventus during the UEFA Champions League group D match between Juventus and Manchester City FC at the Juventus Stadium on November 25, 2015 in Turin, Italy.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Claudio Marchisio

One wayward pass aside, he was at his best, probing the City defence, trying to carve out chances. Tested Hart from distance more than once and kept the midfield ticking over.

6.5 / 10


Stefano Sturaro

An exceptional display from a young player who is maturing more with the big games he plays in. Bossed the midfield and broke down attacks while almost scoring a second goal for Juve.

6.5 / 10


during the UEFA Champions League group D match between Juventus and Manchester City FC at the Juventus Stadium on November 25, 2015 in Turin, Italy.

Paul Pogba

One of his best displays in a while, dominating the midfield, covering the pitch and keeping Toure busy. Created a beautiful chance for Dybala and made some great runs into the final third.

7.0 / 10


during the UEFA Champions League group stage match between Juventus and Manchester City FC at Juventus Arena on November 25, 2015 in Turin, Italy.

Alex Sandro

Pushed Sagna back and was a constant thorn in the side of City for the whole game. Provided the deftest of crosses for Mandzukic to open the scoring.

7.0 / 10


Manchester City's Brazilian midfielder Fernando (R) vies with Juventus' forward from Croatia Mario Mandzukic during the UEFA Champions League football match Juventus vs Manchester City on November 25, 2015 at the Juventus Stadium in Turin.    AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN / AFP / OLIVIER MORIN        (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Mario Mandzukic

Another player who turned in a much improved performance. Far more mobile, tracking back when he could, put pressure on the defence and took his goal with a great finish. Could easily have scored a second but for a great save from Hart.

6.5 / 10


Manchester City's French defender Bacary Sagna (L) tackles Juventus' forward from Argentina Paulo Dybala during the UEFA Champions League football match Juventus vs Manchester City on November 25, 2015 at the Juventus Stadium in Turin.        / AFP / MARCO BERTORELLO        (Photo credit should read MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP/Getty Images)

Paulo Dybala

Wasted a good early opportunity, made good runs with great vision but the end product wasn;t there, in part, due to the physical treatment he got from City.

6.0 / 10

 

Substitutes

Alvaro Morata

An infuriating display from the striker who should have passed at least twice to better positioned players to seal the result.

6.0 /10


Juan Cuadrado

A brief cameo role with the game already won.

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Patrice Evra

A brief cameo role with the game already won.

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