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Juventus 3-0 Young Boys Champions League Player Ratings

October 2, 2018

Juventus cantered to an easy win against Young Boys with Paulo Dybala in sensational form, scoring all three goals for the Bianconeri.

 

Juventus Player Ratings

Wojciech Szczęsny: Could have been badly caught out with a poorly timed run but was untested throughout the rest of the first half and was a spectator for the remainder of the game without a save to make . 6.5/10

Leonardo Bonucci: Showed some vintage ‘Leo’ with a perfectly weighted cross to open the scoring. Largely untested and untroubled in defence and his passing was on point throughout. 6.5/10

Andrea Barzagli: Totally in control at the back and pressed higher up as Juve held possession for long periods. Out-muscled and out-fought the Young Boys attack on the rare occasions that they ventured into the Juve half.6.5/10

Medhi Benatia: Dominant in the air and foot perfect in his defensive duties. Barely tested by the Young Boys attack. 6.5/10

Juan Cuadrado: Playing once more as a right-wing-back and while he got forward at ease, his decision making was suspect at times and his contribution in the final third lacked. Improved in the second half and had a decent effort that helped set up Dybala for his hatrick. 6.5/10

Alex Sandro: Much of Juve’s attack was focused down the left and his runs into space caused Schick lots of problems, although his delivery was lacking in the opening half. Better in the second as Juve seemed content to sit back and play on the break. 6.5/10

 

Midfield

Miralem Pjanic: A little subdued in the opening half and found it difficult to work around the Young Boys midfield but improved as the game progressed. Dictated play well, excellent on his set-piece delivery. 6.5/10

Blaise Matuidi: The engine room of the midfield once again, playing box to box, breaking up attacks and moving the team forward. Crafted a great chance which rebounded into Dybala’s path for Juve’s second goal. Substituted early on to give him a rest. 6.5/10

 

Attack

Paulo Dybala: Made a great start to the game by timing his run perfectly and volleying Bonucci’s pinpoint cross into the back of the net. Dropped deep to help break up Young Boys possession and should have done better from the pass that Bernardeschi laid off for him. Took the second goal with real ease and was unlucky not have a third earlier in the game when his effort hit the post. Finally got his hattrick with a simply tap in after some fine work from Cuadrado. Exceptional. His movement and intelligence, the spaces he occupies – A brilliant performance.  9.0/10

Federico Bernardeschi: Playing more as a mezzala/attacking midfielder, shifting across the pitch and testing the keeper from range. Played some brilliant passes into the box, laying one on a plate for Dybala that should have been dispatched. His movement was sound all night and he looks promising in whichever position he occupies. 7.0/10

Mario Mandzukic: Lively as always, holding up play and drawing fouls while pressing the Young Boys defence. The perfect foil for Dybala, occupying good positions and taking defenders with him so La Joya could capitalise. 6.5/10

 

Substitutes

Emre Can: Solid in the defensive aspect of his game and made a few runs into the box. 5.5/10

Sami Khedira: Came on to replace Pjanic and to get a run out after a spell on the sidelines. Could and should have had a goal from an easy looking header. 5.5/10

Moise Kean: Made a really promising cameo late on showing some great awareness and a lovely first touch. 6.0/10

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