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Juventus 2-1 Genoa Player Ratings

October 30, 2019

Juventus turned in their worst in some time but still managed to scrape a victory thanks to goals from Leonardo Bonucci and Cristiano Ronaldo.

 

Juventus Player Ratings

Gigi Buffon: Started the match with a few comfortable takes before denying Genoa a good chance. Was wrong-footed soon after, not really his fault. 6.0/10

Juan Cuadrado: One of the few decent players out there – switched play from flank to flank, fired in some great crosses and played some really decent passes. 6.5/10

Leonardo Bonucci: Scored the opening goal with a well taken header and didn’t look too troubled at the back – ventured out when he could to try to get Juventus moving. 6.5/10

Daniele Rugani: Just an incredibly limp, tepid performance overall. A few tackles here and there can’t hide his rustiness and while it seems unfair to judge him so harshly, he looked shaky at the back. 5.0/10

Alex Sandro: His attacking output might earn him a slightly higher score but it was his waylaid pass that almost cost Juve dearly. 5.5/10

 

Midfield

Sami Khedira: It beggars belief that he is still in the starting XI over Emre Can. Offers precious little with the exception of occasionally being an extra body in the box. 4.0/10

Blaise Matuidi: Offered a little bite at the very least and made a great recovery when it looked Genoa might be in on goal. 6.0/10

Rodrigo Bentancur: Had the assist for the opener, but he was sloppy for much of the game and made two quick tackles in succession that earned a needless booking. 6.0/10

 

Attack

Federico Bernardeschi: Stepped it up a little in the second half and had some shots on goal and a few good passes, but overall, he looks MIA most games and doesn’t warrant a starting spot. 5.0/10

Cristiano Ronaldo: Missed two half-chances from headed efforts but Cristiano being Cristiano, he didn’t stop working until the end. Was just offside from Cuadrado’s cross but earned and converted the penalty that won Juve the match. 6.5/10

Paulo Dybala: A hat-trick of chances doesn’t really tell the story – He was one of the few players who kept pressuring Genoa, kept looking to create and but for Radu’s heroics he would have scored three tonight. 6.5/10

 

Substitutes

Aaron Ramsey:  Looked off the pace and clearly coming back from a lay off – needed the minutes more than anything else. 5.5/10

Douglas Costa:  Came on and instantly had an effort of his own. Looked a live wire and injected some pace and trickery into an otherwise drab Juventus. 6.0/10

Adrien Rabiot:  Crated one chance for himself but kept getting into meaningless positions and made a rash tackle for his red. Really needs to step it up. 4.5/10

 

 

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