Did superbly to anticipate Matri’s lunge on the stroke of half-time to save at the striker’s feet, then pulled off a good stop to deny Giaccherini late on. His command of the area wasn’t always great, but he earned the luck which came his way when the unmarked Vucinic headed wide.
Not the most stable of defensive performances from the former Palermo and Wolfsburg man, but he largely did his job. Could well have been punished for letting first Estigarribia and then Giaccherini get away.
Tried to use his strength to get on top of Vucinic and Matri, but it wasn’t always enough to stop chances falling Juve’s way. Left chasing shadows whenever the strikers got around the side of him, but did just about enough to see them off.
Allowed the onrushing Vidal to run into space in the early moments, but up against Matri he had more success as he often levered his way into a good defensive position. Not so successful when Vucinic ran into space alongside him, and Juve could have won it late on as a result.
Put in a really good shift as ever, and his endeavour proved to be one of Parma’s stand-out options. Supplied easy balls and drove hard as he never once tried to do anything above his station.
Covered a great deal of ground down the right, and rarely showed a lack of concentration with Parma under the pump, but it only helped to starve him of energy beyond the early stages of the second half and he was replaced by Musacci.
Spent much of the first half chasing the ball rather than holding his ground in the face of Juve possession, and when he span off Chiellini well on the byeline, his cross only found the crowd. Didn’t have nearly the amount of possession he would have liked.
Should arguably have seen red for his challenge on Vidal, but when given a reprieve he nearly sent in Floccari for a clear sight of goal. Drove to the byeline regularly with real relish and with great regularity, but couldn’t get the ball into dangerous positions.
Just as in last season’s corresponding fixture and many of Parma’s games this term, the ‘Formica Atomica’ looked the man most likely to breach the opposition back line, especially when running in between Barzagli and Bonucci. One brilliant Cruyff turn induced a push from Barzagli which could have resulted in a penalty, and he tested Buffon with a swinging cross.
Really tested the Juve back line at times as the home side looked to use their width to breach the visitors. Might have done better from advanced positions on occasion, and was replaced by Jonathan for the final quarter.
Provided a stubborn focal point to the Parma attack, giving Bonucci and Chiellini in particular plenty of work. His combination with Morrone very nearly resulted in a goal in the second half, but it wasn’t to be.
Not overly tested, though Giovinco had him on his toes on many occasions. His anticipation and organisation was once again top notch.
Looked a little laboured at times as Mariga and Floccari both turned him well, but his superior strength was his saviour, and it was down the opposite flank that Parma had most of their good moments.
Lucky not to have been penalised when he appeared to lean right into Giovinco in the area, and it wasn’t the first time the pocket-sized attacker put him in trouble either as his flank becoming a real breeding ground for Parma progression.
Still guilty of the odd lack of concentration, and when he should have been well set to survey the danger as the central man of the defensive three he was occasionally a step off the mark, allowing Giovinco in particular the chance to drift into dangerous positions.
Not as telling going forward as he’s used to, with Giovinco often causing danger in behind him. Also asked questions by Biabiany, and was replaced close to the end by Caceres.
Got away on the left once or twice, but couldn’t quite make the space to punish Parma fully. Had one effort deflected wide, but he often went missing during the second half when Juve looked for inspiration.
Showed a willingness to keep stepping through challenges as Juve looked to use him as their main outlet up against the drifting Zaccardo and retreating Valiani, but his crosses weren’t always delivered with coolness. Replaced by Giaccherini before the hour.
Did superbly to get a dangerous cross in after being forced onto his left foot on the byeline, then his forceful running won a free-kick on the edge of the area which almost brought the opener. Faded out of the game a little before exacting revenge on Morrone at the end to earn a yellow card.
Came within millimetres of netting an opener with his free-kick effort from 20 yards, then tested Pavarini late on with a stinging low effort. Should have had an assist after a delicious lofted pass for Giaccherini, and then guilty of over-egging what contact there was from Santacroce in the area in injury time.
Dallied somewhat over an attempted break in the left channel s Juve searched an early goal, but it was a sign of what was to come as he caused problems for the Parma back three for much of the game. His finishing was poor though, dragging one good chance wide and then getting his heading technique all wrong when granted a great opportunity to win the game.
Sent a tame header back across goal when Vucinic was stood screaming to be left with a virtual tap-in, then tried to worm through the backline but was foiled by Pavarini. His profligacy resulted in Quagliarella getting a lengthy run-out.
- 83 A. Mirante
The loanee replaced Biabiany for the final quarter and showed great strength to bail Parma out of a couple of difficult situations.
- 18 M. Gobbi
A late sub for Lucarelli, he ran the risk of conceding a penalty when Pirlo went over in injury time.
Replaced Valiani soon after the break but was unable to overly impact the game on the ball.
- 21 S. Okaka
- 22 R. Palladino
- 30 M. Storari
Given only a few minutes at the end in place of Lichtsteiner.
- 20 S. Padoin
Came on for Estigarribia, earned what appeared to be a penalty, and should arguably have won it when sent through by Pirlo late on, but gave Pavarini the chance to make a good save.
- 10 A. Del Piero
Was an instant improvement on Matri after replacing the former Cagliari man, but couldn’t quite unlock the Parma back line as Juve pressed for a winner.
- 23 M. Borriello