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Torino 0-1 Juventus Player Ratings

December 16, 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo was on hand to convert Juve’s penalty in a hard-fought 1-0 victory over city rivals Torino.

 

Juventus Player Ratings

Mattia Perin: Didn’t really have any *big* saves to make and he sort of flapped at Ansaldi’s first half effort. He looks like he needs time to settle and grow accustomed to the defenders in front of him, but without game time, it’ll be tough for him to impress in cameo showings. 6.0/10

Giorgio Chiellini: Six clearances and a vital interception, the captain led out from the back and did a great number on Zaza and Belotti. He’s a frustrating wily defender and in the big games, that side of him comes to the fore. 7.0/10

Leonardo Bonucci: Not a bad performance but not a great one either. Some decent passes here and there but this was such a scrappy game and he did well when he rolled up his sleeves and got involved in the dirty work. 6.5/10

Mattia De Sciglio: One tackle, three clearances and two interceptions: He really is solid at the back and his defensive instincts are second to none. Growing in his ability to support the team in attack but his defending is his most telling contribution of late and it’s a welcome boon in the absence of Cancelo. 7.0/10

Alex Sandro: 5/5 tackles completed in a tough fixture where he really had little time to operate. Felt the pressure early on and Aina pushing so high up kept him on his toes. Despite that, he put in a solid shift for the team. 7.0/10

 

Midfield

Emre Can: Looked a player desperately in need of a run-out in an easy game, not a heated derby. That said, he handled himself well enough but his tackling earned him an early yellow card and he had to smarter from then on out. Added a little more steal to the team but at times, he was too much of a passenger. 6.0/10

Miralem Pjanic: Kept dropping deep to collect the ball but there just wasn’t enough space for him to move freely in a congested midfield. His passing can’t be faulted but at times, he really needs to be more decisive in moving the play forward. 6.0/10

Blaise Matuidi: Some good defensive play and he had a chance to give Juve a first half lead that he unfortunately spurned. 6.0/10

 

Attack

Mario Mandzukic: Won the vital penalty that gave Juve the lead and all three points but other than his movement in the box, there was no real goal scoring threat from him. 6.0/10

Cristiano Ronaldo: Made a nuisance of himself but at times, there was too much needless flamboyancy in a game where we needed hard work, not tricks and flicks. Took the penalty really well and took himself to the top of the goalscoring charts in the process. 7.0/10

Paulo Dybala: Moved all over the pitch to collect the ball in an effort to create chances for the attacking duo but he was so closely marked by the Toro players that he struggled at moments. 6.0/10

 

Substitutes

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