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October 21, 2013 12:00 AM EST
Stadio Artemio Franchi — Firenze
Referee:‬ N. Rizzoli‎
Attendance:‬ 38290‎
 
66′ (PG) Giuseppe Rossi
Carlos Tévez 37′ (PG)
Paul Pogba 40′
78′ Joaquín
 
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Fiorentina 4-2 Juventus

Goal rates every player as a Giuseppe Rossi hat-trick inspires the Viola to a first home league win against the Bianconeri in 15 years

By Max Bentley

  • Neto
    1
    1
    3.00

    Neto

    A lapse in communication with Cuadrado gifted Juventus a second goal but aside from that, he commanded his area effectively, making several smart saves.

  • Gonzalo Rodríguez
    0
    0
    2.00

    Gonzalo Rodríguez

    The Argentine tripped international compatriot Tevez in the box, allowing Juventus to take a lead which they perhaps did not deserve.

  • Facundo Roncaglia
    0
    0
    3.00

    Facundo Roncaglia

    The rugged centre-half contained the threat of Llorente excellently and his quick pressing helped Fiorentina to win the ball back quickly.

  • Stefan Savic
    0
    0
    2.50

    Stefan Savic

    The Montenegrin was a threat from set pieces and despite the odd mistake, he dealt well with Tevez's movement.

  • Manuel Pasqual
    0
    0
    2.50

    Manuel Pasqual

    Although he added little to the attack, his good positioning and willingness to get back ensured Juventus had little joy down the right.

  • David Pizarro
    0
    0
    3.00

    David Pizarro

    The Chilean's experience helped Fiorentina to win the ball back in the second half and he kept things simple in the midfield with his accurate passing.

  • Alberto Aquilani
    0
    3
    2.00

    Alberto Aquilani

    He struggled to make an impact against his former club and it was only after he was replaced that the Viola started to look more threatening.

  • Juan Cuadrado
    0
    0
    3.00

    Juan Cuadrado

    His bizarre clearance gifted the ball to Pogba who made it 2-0 in the first half. He redeemed himself in the second, however, with his direct dribbling and quick footwork, epitomised in his assist for Rossi's third.

  • Borja Valero
    1
    1
    4.00

    Borja Valero

    Provided Fiorentina's best chances of scoring with a brilliant creative display and assisted Joaquin's goal. Hardly ever surrendered possession.

  • Massimo Ambrosini
    1
    0
    3.00

    Massimo Ambrosini

    The veteran midfielder gave solid protection to the Viola defence and his absence was sorely felt when he was substituted early on, as Juventus began to take control.

  • Giuseppe Rossi
    9
    0
    5.00

    Giuseppe Rossi Top of the Match

    After being quiet for 65 minutes, the diminuitive forward sprung to life and inspired the Viola's comeback with a superb hat-trick to take him up to eight goals in eight Serie A matches.

Substitutions

  • Mati Fernández
    0
    0
    3.50

    Mati Fernández

    Began the Viola's comeback when be was tripped for the penalty and he also supplied the pass for Rossi's second.

  • Joaquín
    1
    1
    4.00

    Joaquín

    Added inspiration to the Fiorentina attack and scored the crucial third goal to complete the turnaround.

  • Ryder Matos
    0
    0
    3.00

    Ryder Matos

    Came on as a late substitute and made an impression with his eagerness to run at the defence.

  • Gianluigi Buffon
    1
    5
    2.00

    Gianluigi Buffon Flop of the Match

    The Juventus keeper was hardly tested in the first hour and he will not want to see the replays as he allowed Rossi's shot to squirm into the far corner to make it 2-2.

  • Giorgio Chiellini
    0
    2
    2.00

    Giorgio Chiellini

    Whilst he was solid in the air, the hardman turned in an uncharacteristic display as his willingness to get forward allowed Juventus to be exposed on the counterattack.

  • Andrea Barzagli
    1
    1
    2.00

    Andrea Barzagli

    Struggled to cope with Rossi's movement and was found flat-footed on more than one occasion.

  • Leonardo Bonucci
    0
    3
    2.50

    Leonardo Bonucci

    Dealt well with Rossi during the first half, producing several crucial challenges and blocks, but looked uncertain after Joaquin's introduction.

  • Paul Pogba
    2
    0
    3.50

    Paul Pogba

    Capped his return to the side with a goal and his all-round display was crucial to helping Juventus dominate the midfield battle for the majority of the game.

  • Claudio Marchisio
    1
    1
    2.50

    Claudio Marchisio

    Was determined to get forward at every opportunity and was denied by Neto on several occasions.

  • Simone Padoin
    0
    2
    2.50

    Simone Padoin

    Offered little going forward and found it difficult to mark Cuadrado when the Colombian drifted out to the left.

  • Andrea Pirlo
    2
    1
    3.00

    Andrea Pirlo

    Despite the poor quality of his set-pieces, Pirlo helped to spring Juventus attacks from deep with his clinical range of passing.

  • Kwadwo Asamoah
    0
    2
    2.50

    Kwadwo Asamoah

    The Ghanaian got into some brilliant attacking positions and put in a solid shift down the left. However, it was somewhat marred by his mis-timed tackle on Fernandez which gave the Viola a penalty.

  • Carlos Tévez
    2
    1
    4.00

    Carlos Tévez

    The Argentine's clever movement won a penalty which he converted to open the scoring. However, he was provided with little service during the second half.

  • Fernando Llorente
    1
    1
    3.00

    Fernando Llorente

    His strong hold-up play helped to bring his team-mates into the game and although he had few chances in front of goal, he was determined to get back to help out defensively.

Substitutions

  • Marco Motta
    0
    1

    Marco Motta

    Came on as a late substitute, only to be booked for a nasty challenge on Pasqual.

  • Arturo Vidal
    0
    1

    Arturo Vidal

    Was put on the bench as a punishment for missing his flight back from international duty but could not help Juventus to prevent Fiorentina's outstanding comeback.

  • Sebastian Giovinco
    0
    1

    Sebastian Giovinco

    He was introduced in the hope of being a super-sub but he struggled to make an impact.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Ciro Immobile Ciro Immobile
Striker
Torino
19 0
Carlos Tévez Carlos Tévez
Striker
Juventus
18 1
Gonzalo Higuaín Gonzalo Higuaín
Striker
Napoli
17 5
Luca Toni Luca Toni
Striker
Verona
17 2
Rodrigo Palacio Rodrigo Palacio
Striker
Inter
15 0