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August 25, 2013 12:15 AM IST
Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris — Genova
Referee:‬ L. Banti‎
Attendance:‬ 29277‎
 
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Sampdoria 0-1 Juventus

Goal took in the Serie A action at the Marassi, where the defending Serie A champions got their season off to a positive start with a narrow away win, thanks to a Tevez strike

By Keeghann Sinanan

  • Angelo Da Costa
    0
    0
    3.50

    Angelo Da Costa

    Unlucky to be on the losing side as he made some fine saves, especially in the first half.

  • Andrea Costa
    0
    0
    2.50

    Andrea Costa

    Gave the ball away too many times, inviting pressure right back onto his team.

  • Angelo Palombo
    0
    0
    3.00

    Angelo Palombo

    Often got himself in the way of the ball to prevent dangerous openings for the opposition, and was his usual brave self.

  • Daniele Gastaldello
    0
    0
    3.00

    Daniele Gastaldello

    Paid very close attention to Mirko Vucinic whenever the Montenegrin tried to pull wide off the ball. Solid display.

  • Gaetano Berardi
    0
    0
    2.50

    Gaetano Berardi

    Could not contain Lichtsteiner out on the flanks and was often left scrambling in vain to prevent the overlap.

  • Lorenzo De Silvestri
    0
    0
    3.00

    Lorenzo De Silvestri

    Got forward more often as the game progressed, causing problems on the right, even inadvertently testing Buffon with a wayward cross.

  • Mirko Eramo
    0
    0
    3.00

    Mirko Eramo

    Toiled diligently all game long in midfield, and worked very hard to close down space.

  • Nenad Krsticic
    1
    1
    2.00

    Nenad Krsticic Flop of the Match

    Bypassed far too often in the middle of the park in a forgettable game for him.

  • Pedro Obiang
    0
    0
    2.50

    Pedro Obiang

    Lost out a few times in the physical battle with Poba and Asamoah, but flashed a powerful effort just wide.

  • Eder
    1
    0
    3.50

    Eder

    The main attacking outlet for the home side, as his guile on the ball fashioned most of the little openings they had.

  • Manolo Gabbiadini
    0
    0
    2.50

    Manolo Gabbiadini

    A nuisance at times in the box, but he could never channel that into an outright goal threat.

Substitutions

  • Shkodran Mustafi
    0
    0
    3.00

    Shkodran Mustafi

    Solidified the defence in his spell on the pitch.

  • Paolo Castellini
    0
    0
    2.00

    Paolo Castellini

    Given his marching orders late on with a harsh red card after sliding into Lichsteiner near the touchline.

  • Roberto Soriano
    0
    0
    3.00

    Roberto Soriano

    A much needed bolt of energy and fresh legs to steady Sampdoria.

  • Gianluigi Buffon
    4
    0
    3.00

    Gianluigi Buffon

    Made a strong save from De Silvestri in the second half, but was not called into action much otherwise.

  • Andrea Barzagli
    3
    0
    3.00

    Andrea Barzagli

    The centre back did not put a foot wrong throughout, and was particularly useful during the closing stages with his safety first approach.

  • Giorgio Chiellini
    3
    1
    2.50

    Giorgio Chiellini

    Found it hard to deal with the unpredictable nature of the ball and was responsible for one or two Sampdoria near misses.

  • Leonardo Bonucci
    3
    0
    3.00

    Leonardo Bonucci

    Solid at the back, holding his position well and proving a good deterrent for the visiting attackers.

  • Stephan Lichtsteiner
    3
    1
    3.50

    Stephan Lichtsteiner

    Overlapped on the right with plenty of intent, and provided a strong outlet for Juve down that side. Overreacted to a challenge that led to Castellini's dismissal.

  • Andrea Pirlo
    6
    0
    2.50

    Andrea Pirlo

    Could not get into his usual stride, and was uncharacteristically inaccurate from set-pieces. Tested Da Costa early on.

  • Arturo Vidal
    4
    0
    3.50

    Arturo Vidal

    His passing was hit or miss thanks to the state of the pitch, but he kept his head to thread in Paul Pogba, who then set up the opener.

  • Kwadwo Asamoah
    3
    0
    3.00

    Kwadwo Asamoah

    Motored from end to end in a tireless display, and refused to let the rain deter him from doing his job. In fact, he seemed to relish the gritty nature of proceedings, and disrupted a few attacks.

  • Paul Pogba
    10
    1
    3.50

    Paul Pogba

    Provided the midfield with a lot of physicality, and was heavily involved in the goal, making a good run off the ball and squaring for Carlos Tevez to finish.

  • Carlos Tévez
    10
    2
    4.00

    Carlos Tévez Top of the Match

    Combined well with strike partner Mirko Vucinic on one or two occasions, and took full advantage of a flowing Juve move to tap home the only goal of the game.

  • Mirko Vučinić
    3
    2
    2.50

    Mirko Vučinić

    One or two moments of link-up play aside, he was rather stymied up front as the conditions and stout defensive attention took their toll.

Substitutions

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Ciro Immobile Ciro Immobile
Striker
Torino
20 0
Luca Toni Luca Toni
Striker
Hellas Verona
18 2
Carlos Tévez Carlos Tévez
Striker
Juventus
18 1
Gonzalo Higuaín Gonzalo Higuaín
Striker
Napoli
17 5
Rodrigo Palacio Rodrigo Palacio
Striker
Inter
15 0