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May 18, 2013 6:45 PM GMT
Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris — Genova
Referee:‬ A. Gervasoni‎
Attendance:‬ 23000‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Sampdoria 3-2 Juventus

Goal was on hand to cast a judgmental eye on proceedings as the hosts recorded a memorable double over the champions, despite the best efforts of Fabio Quagliarella

By Simon Harrison

  • Angelo Da Costa
    1
    2
    3.50

    Angelo Da Costa

    Was kept very busy throughout, and made numerous good saves to deny Juventus from getting a foothold in the game. Dealt with the slippery conditions well too.

  • Paolo Castellini
    1
    1
    3.00

    Paolo Castellini

    Similarly to his teammates in the Sampdoria defence, Castellini had a solid outing, making a couple of particularly terrific blocks as he forced his side toward the finish line.

  • Shkodran Mustafi
    2
    1
    3.00

    Shkodran Mustafi

    Made a few important blocks and interceptions to deny Quagliarella, and put his body on the line when it was required. Was perhaps lucky to escape a penalty for a barge on Quagliarella.

  • Angelo Palombo
    2
    1
    2.50

    Angelo Palombo

    Was substituted midway through the second half after fading, despite distributing the ball quite well in the first 45 minutes.

  • Daniele Gastaldello
    1
    1
    3.50

    Daniele Gastaldello

    Was integral to Sampdoria managing to hold onto their heroic victory, throwing himself in the way of various efforts and dominating the likes of Quagliarella and Giovinco in the air.

  • Marcelo Estigarribia
    1
    1
    3.00

    Marcelo Estigarribia

    Worked extremely hard down the left-hand side, and was actually unfortunate not to give Sampdoria an early lead after slipping over. Had to be substituted as a result of his industrious efforts.

  • Pedro Obiang
    2
    0
    2.50

    Pedro Obiang

    Made a few important challenges in the late stages of the game, as the hosts dropped deeper and deeper, but aside from this he was very pedestrian, as Juve played around him.

  • Andrea Poli
    4
    0
    3.00

    Andrea Poli

    Managed to disrupt the Juventus midfield hub, pressuring Pirlo when possible, and his efforts helped to force Juve into wide areas where they were having little joy.

  • Lorenzo De Silvestri
    1
    1
    3.00

    Lorenzo De Silvestri

    Took his goal very well, timing his run well to rise highest and nod the ball home at the near post. Aside from his finish, he had a steady game, winning aerial battles well.

  • Eder
    2
    1
    3.50

    Eder

    Converted his penalty fantastically, giving Storari no chance after placing the ball precisely in the bottom left corner. Was busy on the ball, as Juventus struggled to combat his trickery.

  • Mauro Icardi
    3
    1
    3.50

    Mauro Icardi

    His movement and ability on the ball caused the Juve defence a few problems and he was a dangerous player for Sampdoria on the break. Rewarded for his lone running with a fortunate tap in.

Substitutions

  • Gianni Munari
    1
    1
    3.00

    Gianni Munari

    Was a willing runner for Icardi after being thrown on, allowing Sampdoria to continue to press from the front and force the away side to play down the flanks.

  • Marco Storari
    0
    3
    2.50

    Marco Storari

    Could do nothing to prevent Eder's penalty as the Brazilian's placement was fantastic. Did little wrong, yet found himself conceding three goals.

  • Giorgio Chiellini
    2
    1
    3.50

    Giorgio Chiellini

    Gave away a penalty on the half-hour mark to allow Sampdoria back into the game, but may feel slightly aggrieved with the decision. Pressed forward into midfield well at times, and saw several shots blocked.

  • Martín Cáceres
    2
    1
    3.00

    Martín Cáceres

    Sampdoria failed to really break down the left-hand side, and he didn't make any mistakes throughout the game. A solid performance.

  • Paolo De Ceglie
    0
    3
    3.50

    Paolo De Ceglie

    Delivered some reasonable balls from the left, with Quagliarella spurning several good chances as a result. At times, he could have benefitted from being more selfish.

  • Leonardo Bonucci
    2
    1
    3.00

    Leonardo Bonucci

    Another solid performance in the Juventus back four, as he tracked back well to dispossess breaking Sampdoria players at times, and also offered an aerial threat during set pieces.

  • Simone Padoin
    0
    3
    2.50

    Simone Padoin

    Worked hard but failed to do the running for Pirlo. A forgettable performance, as he failed to have any real impact on the game, either offensively or when working back.

  • Andrea Pirlo
    4
    1
    3.50

    Andrea Pirlo

    Dictated play as would be expected, but couldn't find the defence-splitting pass required to carve open a resilient Sampdoria side. Made a few uncharacteristic errors.

  • Emanuele Giaccherini
    1
    1
    3.00

    Emanuele Giaccherini

    Worked hard in the centre of midfield throughout the game, and topped his steady performance with a beautiful goal in second-half stoppage time, placing the ball into the top right corner.

  • Mauricio Isla
    1
    2
    2.50

    Mauricio Isla

    Offered a good outlet down the right, and saw plenty of the ball in the first half, but his overall quality of delivery let him down.

  • Sebastian Giovinco
    0
    7
    2.00

    Sebastian Giovinco Flop of the Match

    Enjoyed some success when cutting inside from the left, testing Da Costa on various occasions with his right foot, but struggled against the physicality of the Sampdoria back three.

  • Fabio Quagliarella
    5
    1
    4.00

    Fabio Quagliarella Top of the Match

    Was unfortunate not to grab more than one goal in the first half, but there was certainly an air of fortune about his opener. Was the only source of creation for his side, and spurned several fantastic chances in the second half.

Substitutions

  • Stephan Lichtsteiner
    3
    1
    3.00

    Stephan Lichtsteiner

    Offered good width upon coming on, delivering some good balls in from the right byline and committing his man well.

Results
 
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Position
Ranking
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Ciro Immobile Ciro Immobile
Striker
Torino
19 0
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Juventus
18 1
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Napoli
17 5
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Verona
17 2
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Inter
15 0