Juventus endured a frustrating first half before Gonzalo Higuain came off the bench to play a part in both goals as the Bianconeri saw off Olympiacos in the Champions League.


Player Ratings

Gigi Buffon: Tested on a few occasions and made two straight forward saves while tipping one effort over the bar. Also looked in control..  6.5/10

Stefano Sturaro: A straightforward performance from the midfielder-cum-right-back. Good enough in defence, ventured forward a handful of times and played a cross or two. Average .  5.5/10

Giorgio Chiellini: Kept Emenike quiet for much of the game and looked formidable at the back. Dominant in the air, winning 5/5 of aerials and 100% of his tackles. King Kong.   6.5/10

Andrea Barzagli: Completed over 100 passes from the back which is impressive as he played out from the back. Made some valuable interceptions and never looked troubled. 6.5/10

Alex Sandro: Another performance that showed more of the Sandro of last season – Great runs and overall understanding with Costa on the left – Delivered some perfect crosses that deserved better finishing. 6.5/10

Juan Cuadrado: Frustrating – Made a few good dribbles and his passing was on point but there was no penetration in the final third.  5.5/10

Rodrigo Bentancur: Star of the show – A measured, controlled and tidy performance in the heart of the midfield. Brilliant tackles, a good range of passing on display. End to end, turning defence into attack in a few strides. A real talent. 7.5/10

Blaise Matuidi: Energetic performance but nothing of note on the night. Good passing but not his usual, imposing self. 6.0/10

Paulo Dybala: Tried to create from set-pieces but was kept well guarded by the Olympiacos midfield and defence who sat deep. 6.0/10

Mario Mandzukic: Excellent in the air, spurning a few good chances before sealing the result late on, being in the right place at the right time. Just as effective up front as on the right  6.5/10

Douglas Costa: Another good display but there’s a way to go until he’s at his best – Made some good runs down the right, cut in well, good passing but more needed to break into the starting XI . 6.5/10




Gonzalo Higuain: Came on early in the second half and turned the game on its head, scoring the first goal and providing the pass that opened up Olympiacos for the second. Back. 7.0/10

Federico Bernardeschi: Only played 10 mins and never had a chance to make an impact. N/A

Medhi Benatia: Subbed on at the end to hold up the defence. N/A