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3 vs 0
Played
January 24, 2012 7:45 PM GMT
Juventus Stadium — Torino
Referee:‬ L. Banti‎
Attendance:‬ 38498‎
 
 
 
90′ (OG) Simon Kjaer
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Juventus 3-0 Roma

Goal.com casts a studious eye over the performers at Juventus Stadium as a dominant performance from the hosts sends them through to the semi-finals of the Coppa Italia

By Keeghann Sinanan

  • Marco Storari
    67
    2
    3.00

    Marco Storari

    Made one or two smart stops, but otherwise the reserve keeper was rarely taken outside of his comfort zone as the blunt Roma attack offered little in the way of a goal threat.

  • Andrea Barzagli
    70
    1
    3.00

    Andrea Barzagli

    Played his part in the opening goal, as his long range through ball made its way into the penalty box for Giaccherini to score. Had Totti under his thumb whenever the two squared off, though he did concede a dangerous free kick and saw yellow with some less than retrained tackling.

  • Giorgio Chiellini
    82
    3
    3.00

    Giorgio Chiellini

    Despite being shifted out to the left flank of defence, the Italian saw no drop in his level of performance and kept Lamela under lock and key. In fact, the red-card worthy reaction of the young Argentine was probably a direct result of Chiellini’s devotion to his task tonight.

  • Leonardo Bonucci
    58
    7
    3.00

    Leonardo Bonucci

    Handed a starting role tonight, the centre-back was never given much trouble by what little the visitors had to offer offensively.

  • Stephan Lichtsteiner
    86
    2
    3.50

    Stephan Lichtsteiner

    An energetic performance from the Swiss international, who needed no invitation to bomb forward and supplement the Juve attack down the flanks. Crucially, he did not allow himself to be caught out positionally in his own half of the field.

  • Andrea Pirlo
    78
    3
    3.00

    Andrea Pirlo

    Relatively subdued outing for the veteran playmaker, who kept his passing tidy and accurate without ever really causing any Giallorossi hearts to flutter. Did his fair share of work in tracking back off the ball to boot.

  • Emanuele Giaccherini
    76
    2
    3.50

    Emanuele Giaccherini

    Opened the scoring early in the contest with a tidy finish into the corner, and gave a good account of himself thereafter, with some direct running and impressive link up play.

  • Luca Marrone
    63
    6
    3.00

    Luca Marrone

    Always available to support the attack out wide, though he sometimes lacked the dynamism needed to cause real danger.

  • Marcelo Estigarribia
    88
    9
    3.50

    Marcelo Estigarribia Top of the Match

    Owned the left flank for Juventus as he was always able to peel away into space and beat his man out wide. His deliveries were sometimes deadly, though he did spurn two glorious chances when put through on goal. Picked up a silly yellow for kicking the ball away after a foul.

  • Alessandro Del Piero
    187
    3
    3.50

    Alessandro Del Piero

    What he lacks in pace, he makes up for in class. The Juventus talisman illuminated a stagnating match on the half-hour mark, rolling back the years with a strike to the top corner of the highest quality for his 24th goal in the Coppa Italia. His first touch was as knee-weakening as ever, and his link up play from the pockets of space between the midfield and defence was at times a joy to behold. Bravo.

  • Marco Borriello
    55
    11
    3.00

    Marco Borriello

    Found himself drifting out wide too often and did not look overly comfortable in his time on the pitch. He did register an assist for the second goal with his header to Del Piero, but his overall showing was below par and he was replaced just past the hour mark.

Substitutions

  • Milos Krasic
    44
    22
    2.50

    Milos Krasic

    Given two minutes on the field to stretch his legs and picked up a booking.

  • Alessandro Matri
    54
    9
    3.00

    Alessandro Matri

    Came on with about half an hour to play and found himself on the end of a pair of good chances which he failed to convert. However, his presence helped force the own goal from Kjaer near the end.

  • Fabio Quagliarella
    71
    4
    3.00

    Fabio Quagliarella

    Made a definitive impact in his short spell on the pitch, first sidefooting a great chance wide with his first touch before spending the rest of the match picking out his team-mates with some well-weighted passes.

  • Maarten Stekelenburg
    18
    6
    3.00

    Maarten Stekelenburg

    Could not be blamed for any of the goals tonight and produced a few fine saves. However, like any international keeper, he will be disappointed with letting three past him.

  • Gabriel Heinze
    5
    14
    2.50

    Gabriel Heinze

    The veteran Argentine would want to move on from this game quickly, as he was pulled left and right by the flow of the Juventus attack. His lack of pace was glaring, as a few attempts to drift wide to cover his full backs almost ended in disaster.

  • Simon Kjaer
    16
    15
    2.00

    Simon Kjaer

    The lone beacon of competence in an otherwise shambolic Roma back four. The Danish international constantly covered the slip ups of his teammates with some excellent interceptions and blocks. Went close at the other end of the pitch with a header from a corner. However, he was unfortunate to see Matri’s shot deflect off him for the last goal of the match.

  • Fernando Gago
    11
    15
    3.00

    Fernando Gago

    Tested Storari with an effort from distance late in the first-half, but otherwise his time was spent chasing shadows all over the pitch.

  • Fabio Henrique Simplicio
    6
    11
    0.00

    Fabio Henrique Simplicio

    A performance devoid of any inspiration, as he seemed afraid of moving the ball more than five yards forward. Despite his maddening passiveness, he still managed to give the ball away on numerous occasions.

  • Miralem Pjanic
    14
    10
    2.50

    Miralem Pjanic

    Struggled to get anything going in the centre of the park, and took out his frustration on Lichtsteiner with a wild challenge, for which he was duly booked. Flashed a long range free kick just wide.

  • Rodrigo Taddei
    10
    11
    0.00

    Rodrigo Taddei Flop of the Match

    Chaotic game for the Brazilian, as he was torn a new one by the directness of Estigarribia. Conceded the left flank to Juventus as he was always a move behind and a step too slow.

  • Bojan Krkic
    10
    18
    0.00

    Bojan Krkic

    One could probably count the amount of touches the former Barcelona forward had on both hands. Simply dreadful, and how he lasted to the hour mark is anyone’s guess.

  • Erik Lamela
    8
    38
    0.00

    Erik Lamela

    The antagonist of an unsavory off the ball incident, as he kicked out in frustration at Chiellini, for which he was shown a deserved red card. Truth be told, his dismissal was not a significant loss for the visitors as his prior general play had bordered on the anonymous.

  • Francesco Totti
    14
    14
    0.00

    Francesco Totti

    The Giallorossi stalwart never got it going tonight, as he was well marshaled by collective efforts of the Juventus back four. Tried to initiate things in the second half with one or two hopeful through balls, but the lack of enterprise from his teammates made that task impossible.

Substitutions

  • Leandro Greco
    3
    7
    0.00

    Leandro Greco

    Failed to stem Juve’s dominance, and never looked comfortable

  • Simone Perrotta
    2
    7
    0.00

    Simone Perrotta

    Never got to grips with the game in his 18 minutes on the pitch

  • Fabio Borini
    3
    9
    0.00

    Fabio Borini

    His main contribution was to waste what was probably Roma’s best chance, skying the ball over the bar from a gilt-edged position.

Results
 
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Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Felice Evacuo Felice Evacuo
Striker
3 1
Gervinho Gervinho
Striker
Roma
3 0
José Callejón José Callejón
Striker
Napoli
3 0
Marco Sansovini Marco Sansovini
Striker
Novara
3 0
Osariemen Ebagua Osariemen Ebagua
Striker
Spezia
3 0