Juventus ground out a vital 3 points against a resilient Sassuolo side, thanks to Paul Pogba’s wondergoal.

The first 45 mins failed to create any moments of note but the Bianconeri stepped things up in the second half. Allegri introduced Llorente and Simone Pepe and it was the winger who supplied the cross for Pogba’s late goal.

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Marco Storari

Did nothing wrong and was untroubled for the entire night with barely a save to make.

6.0 / 10

Stephan Lichtsteiner

Better when he was on his feet rather than rolling around on the floor. Barely had any defending do but also lacked the final ball in the opponents half.

6.0 / 10

Leonardo Bonucci

Played the ball brilliantly out of defence and forced a save from Consigli when he fired a superb shot from range.

6.5 / 10

Giorgio Chiellini

Much improved on his recent shaky performances. One shaky moment aside, he was solid at the back and had a few chances to score from set-pieces.

6.5 / 10

Patrice Evra – MOM

A superb performance – Got forward every chance he got and linked up with Pogba to good effect. Hard-working and great defensively.

7.0 / 10

Paul Pogba

Quiet for large parts of the game with only some fine foot work to show for the night, before scoring a sublime late winner to possibly seal the scudetto.

7.0 / 10

Claudio Marchisio

Markedly better from the midweek game against Fiorentina. Sound defensively, an energetic performance

6.5 / 10

Arturo Vidal

Gradually improving. A hard-tackling display, had a few half-chances to put Juve ahead. Needs to be back to his best before Dortmund.

6.5 / 10

Roberto Pereyra

A disappointing night after some promising performances in previous games. Slow in attack and made no real impact on the game.


Carlos Tevez

A hard-working display where he troubled the Sassuolo defence again and again. Fired wide of the post on one occasion and deserved a goal for his display.

6.5 / 10

Alvaro Morata

His finishing lacked but he gave a typically industriouus display, pulling wide to stretch the Sassuolo defence. Improving, despite not scoring.

6.0 / 10



Simone Pepe

Ran and ran…and ran. Delivered some great crosses into the box after Juve switched to 4-4-2 and provided the assist for Juve’s winner.


Fernando Llorente

The focal point of Juve’s attack after replacing Morata with 30 mins left.


Andrea Barzagli

Returned to action and was met with huge applause. Great to see him back.