Made two good saves in the second half to preserve the result. Teixeira's goal was struck well ,but still, no goalkeeper likes being beaten at his near post.
Took his goal like the most clinical of strikers, lashing a rocket into the top corner from a training ground set-piece move. Nearly came up trumps again with another header that was blocked on the line. His defending, though hit or miss in the first half, was tightened up after the interval.
Though he appeared stretched at certain points, half-time saw him regain focus as he stepped in to thwart a number of Shakhtar attacks.
Forced deeper and deeper into his box by the pressure of Shakhtar, but to his credit, he was not beat often. Able to get a number of timely last-ditch interceptions and challenges in, and brought the ball out of defence to good effect.
Extremely lucky to escape conceding a penalty and a probable red card after hauling down Willian, who was poised to strike, inside the six yard area. His forward play, while rather flat in the first half, was a factor in Juve's improvement during the second period.
Much like Lichtsteiner, he seemed to find Shakhtar’ front three a difficult prospect to cope with in the first half. His forward play was surprisingly lacking in energy as well.
A tireless performance as usual in midfield, shifting back and forth between halves with regularity. The cutting edge was lacking in the attacking third though.
The veteran midfielder did look a little laboured when under pressure from Shakhtar, but picked his moments to influence in attack intelligently. A few delightful passes opened up avenues for his teammates, and a well-worked corner set up Bonucci’s equaliser.
Run ragged by Shakhtar's superb movement and flow on the counter-attack. Simply could not keep up, and it rattled his confidence as he made a few errors throughout.
Got himself into a few great positions to score, but the killer instinct had deserted him tonight as he missed a pair of great chances from close range before being substituted.
Looked lively at times when on the ball, but those encouraging moments were few and far between in a somewhat disillusioned showing up front, as he never really got going.
Had no chance with Bonucci's rocket and made a pair of clutch saves to keep his side competitive.
Picked his opportunities to get forward extremely well, as he was often hard to mark when attacking from deep. Defended with conviction as well, making a great block on Vidal from close range.
Stuck to his task well in his own half, exerting plenty of effort like the rest of his teammates when defending.
Often came out on top when contesting aerial duels, and did not often put a foot wrong at the back.
The captain was steady, if not entirely flashy tonight. He got forward more and more on the counter in the second half, and one well hit free-kick tested Buffon.
Rather understated throughout, as he toiled diligently and worked extremely hard at closing down the Juvnetus midfielders.
A complete display in midfield. Supported the attack well by providing an outlet from a deeper position, and was intelligent in his distribution. Did not shirk from his defensive responsibilities either.
His accomplished display showed why so many clubs were desperate to get their hands on him during the summer. He troubled the Juventus backline time and time again with his speed, close control, and awareness of his teammates. The only blot on his performance was his shooting, as he agonizingly missed a few great chances.
Classy in possession centrally, though he could and perhaps should have taken one of the two gilt-edged chances that fell his way.
Matched the enterprise of compatriot Willian on the opposite flank, and was able to work himself into a number of threatening positions thanks to his ability to run at defenders. His goal, a finish high into the net, was taken with supreme confidence.
His pace provided Shakhtar with another weapon on the counter attack, and he pulled of a number of successful decoy runs.