Was alive to the danger after Hamsik's neat one-two with Lavezzi and did well to force the Slovak wide. However, that minor scare aside, Buffon pretty much had nothing to do thereafter.
Enjoyed a fine return to the Juventus starting lineup, playing his part in a well-deserved clean sheet, while being in the right place at the right time to deflect a shot from Vucinic past De Sanctis.
Another Juve defender who did not really put a foot wrong, Barzagli also played a part in Bonucci's goal by firing the loose ball in the direction of Vucinic.
Back in the starting lineup after missing the win over Inter through suspension, the Swiss got himself on the front foot right from the off and whipped in a terrific cross ten minutes in which Borriello headed just wide. However, he became less of a threat as the half wore on and, having grown increasingly frustrated, he talked himself into a booking shortly before the break.
P. De Ceglie
Defensively solid but he failed to make the most of the time and possession he was afforded in Napoli territory. Time and time again, he failed to beat the first man with his attempted crosses.
Made an important block on a shot from Lavezzi early on but, in truth, he was not exactly overworked by Napoli's much-vaunted attacking triumvirate. Indeed, Cavani looked particularly frustrated by just how comfortable an evening Chiellini enjoyed.
Was tremendously neat and tidy in everything he did in the opening quarter and instigated the attack which should have seen Borriello give the hosts an early lead with a perfectly-weighted ball out to Pirlo on the left flank. Was unlucky with a header from a Pirlo free kick which flashed wide but later doubled the home side's lead with a superb strike after bewitching Campagnaro with his footwork.
Started impressively, putting in the most inviting of crosses after just three minutes of play only to see Borriello fail to get his head on the end of it. Also sent in a terrific free kick from the right-hand side which Vidal was unable to direct on target. Was a constant threat with his set-pieces.
Linked well with Pirlo and Vidal at times but, for the most part, the Italy international was anonymous during the first half. Improved slightly after the break and tested De Sanctis with a strike from distance but then got himself booked for a cynical foul midfield.
Surprisingly recalled to the Bianconeri attack, Borriello squandered an excellent opportunity to repay his coach’s faith in him by failing to get on the most wonderful inswinging cross from Pirlo just four minutes in. Nodded wide soon after but he proved utterly incapable of holding the ball up whenever it was played into his feet in the first half.
Ridiculously lethargic and horribly sloppy in the early exchanges, Vucinic repeatedly gave the ball away and was robbed of possession by Maggio with embarrassing ease at one point. Improved after the interval, though, and it was his shot which deflected off Bonucci and into the Napoli goal.
M. De Sanctis
Was not actually given much to do in the first half and could do little about either Juve's opener or Vidal's second. However, he was badly at fault for Quagliarella's goal by getting caught out at his near post.
Played well in the first period, making several timely interceptions, but the overriding memory of his game will be the humiliating way in which he was turned inside out by Vidal before the Chilean struck Juve's second goal.
Did not actually perform too badly for hour but, just like those around him, he looked horribly vulnerable in the final stages.
Slotted back seamlessly into the Napoli defense, leaving the ineffective Borriello floundering on numerous occasions before the forward was replaced by Quagliarella.
Deserves credit for keeping Lichtsteiner quite for an hour and he also put over a few inviting crosses. However, his sending off for lashing out at Chiellini was the height of stupidity.
Presented Hamsik with a clear sight of goal on 36 minutes after winning the ball in the middle of the park but his colleague fired over the bar but, in truth, he was not his usual dynamic self and he was withdrawn midway through the second half.
Opened up the Juventus defense 14 minutes with a brilliant one-two with Lavezzi but in trying to round the onrushing Buffon, he knocked the ball just too far ahead of himself. Tried his luck from distance late in the half but his strike was high, wide and not so handsome. Faded badly as the game wore on and was replaced by Pandev on 71 minutes.
Made an encouraging start to the game, stripping Vucinic of the ball as the Montenegrin shaped to shoot just outside the area. However, disaster struck on 26 minutes as he appeared to suffer a recurrence of the muscular problem which he suffered in the Coppa Italia win over Siena and was forced to leave the field.
Industrious as ever and frustrated Juve's creative midfield trio for long periods. However, he eventually ran out of steam.
Put Hamsik in on goal just 15 minutes in with a nicely weighted through-ball only to see his team-mate run the ball out of play. Never stopped running but in spite of his best efforts, he was unable to make anything happen from an offensive perspective.
Impossible not to feel sorry for 'El Matador', who was horribly starved of possession and quality ball. Did not get his first sight of goal until deep into the second period - and even that was a long-range effort.
- 30 M. Storari
Perhaps harshly dropped from the starting lineup in light of his heroics against Inter last weekend, Caceres was thrown on in place of Lichtsteiner midway through the second half but was unable to make a big impact on the game.
- 7 S. Pepe
- 24 E. Giaccherini
- 32 A. Matri
A. Del Piero
Came on in closing stages and again made an impact, laying on an assist for Quagliarella.
Replaced Borriello for the final quarter and liked lively right from the off. De Sanctis was clearly at fault for his goal but Quagliarella's strike was clean and he won't be in the least bit concerned by just how it managed to sneak inside the near post.
- 83 A. Rosati
Came on in the first half for Maggio and was unable to offer the same attacking prowess or indeed the defensive stability of the man he replaced.
- 85 M. Britos
- 21 F. Fernández
Replaced the ineffective Hamsik but did manage to turn the tide in the Partenopei's favour.
- 16 E. Vargas
Thrown on in place of Inler and though he proved a willing runner, Pandev failed to provide the spark that Napoli were so badly lacking.