Juventus slipped to their third defeat of the season with a thoroughly lacklustre display against Napoli at the San Paulo.

The Bianconeri were coming off a disappointing midweek draw against Frosinone and the stakes were high with both Juve and Napoli in desperate need of points. Both sides started brightly but it was Napoli who took the lead after a well worked move between Higuain and Insigne paid off with the young Italian striker slotting the ball past Gigi Buffon.

Napoli continued to dominate the second-half and a poor pass from Hernanes gifted the ball to Higuain who fired an angled shot past Buffon to double the lead. Juve got one back immediately when Paulo Dybala lofted a cross into the box for Mario Lemina to head home but the game was out of reach.

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Gigi Buffon

Had very little to do but made some terrific saves when he was called upon. Could do very little about Napoli’s two goals.

6.0 / 10

Simone Padoin

Solid in defence but little more. A better right-back than midfielder by all accounts, but he showed little going forward.

5.5 / 10

Giorgio Chiellini

Juve’s best defender on the night, put himself about, made some great intercceptions and tried to keep Higuain at bay.

6.5 / 10

Leonardo Bonucci

Was thoroughly outmatched by the duo of Higuain and Insigne. Couldn’t do much about the second goal other than try and track back.

6.0 / 10

Patrice Evra

Looked outmatched at times, made some rash tackles and ended up getting booked. Despite that, he did a good job to keep Callejon quiet but offered little by way of an attacking threat.

6.0 / 10

Mario Lemina

Exceptional yet again, kept the side ticking over with simple passes. Tackled and defended well and scored the only Juve goal of the night. Great work yet again.

7.5 / 10


An abject display in midfield – Some strong tackles but very little by way of creativity. His misplaced pass gave Napoli their second goal.

5.0 / 10

Paul Pogba

A player who seems to be struggling under the weight of the shirt number and the responsibility of carrying the midfield on his own. Trys too often to do too much when the simple things might be best.

5.5 / 10

Roberto Pereyra

Started brightly when playing behind the strikers but gradually faded as the game went on.

6.0 / 10

Paulo Dybala

Great workrate but the end product was lacking. Didn’t seem to have much of a rapport with Zaza but still managed to pick out the cross for Juve’s goal.

6.0 / 10

Simone Zaza

Many will disagree, but his workrate was flawless. Tried to bully the Napoli defences and played off the shoulder of the last man. Could and should have created one goal for Juve. Might work better with other players around him.

6.0  / 10




Juan Cuadrado

Came on in the second half but it was too late for him to make a real impact on the game


Alvaro Morata

Came on for Dybala but failed to create anything of note.


Alex Sandro