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1 vs 0
Played
December 1, 2013 11:00 PM IST
Juventus Stadium — Torino
Referee:‬ G. Calvarese‎
Attendance:‬ 32279‎
 
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Juventus 1-0 Udinese

A goal in the dying stages from Fernando Llorente was enough to propel the Bianconeri back to the top of Serie A after they had struggled to break down their disciplined opponents

By Charlie Scott

  • Gianluigi Buffon
    56
    0
    4.00

    Gianluigi Buffon Top of the Match

    Produced a miraculous save to keep out an effort from Di Natale in the 63rd minute, having also denied the same player before the break.

  • Giorgio Chiellini
    33
    1
    3.00

    Giorgio Chiellini

    The imposing centre-back looked fairly comfortable throughout as his team dominated possession, though Di Natale's intelligent movement did trouble him at times after the break.

  • Paolo De Ceglie
    15
    15
    3.00

    Paolo De Ceglie

    The 27-year-old provided a great attacking outlet for the Old Lady on the left from his position at wing-back.

  • Andrea Barzagli
    32
    0
    3.50

    Andrea Barzagli

    Making a return from injury, the Italy international was dominant in the air as he put in a solid display at the back for the Bianconeri.

  • Leonardo Bonucci
    14
    19
    2.00

    Leonardo Bonucci Flop of the Match

    Failed to deal with the threat of Di Natale on quite a few occasions, particularly in the second half.

  • Claudio Marchisio
    22
    11
    2.50

    Claudio Marchisio

    Produced a handful of divine touches after being picked ahead of Pogba, but faded considerably after the break.

  • Simone Padoin
    11
    17
    2.00

    Simone Padoin

    Did the simple things well on the right for the home side, without ever excelling. Withdrawn in the second half by Conte.

  • Andrea Pirlo
    31
    5
    3.00

    Andrea Pirlo

    The Italy international's involvement was brought to an abrupt end in the 15th minute when he had to be replaced by Pogba after picking up an injury early on.

  • Arturo Vidal
    29
    2
    2.50

    Arturo Vidal

    Fresh from his goalscoring exploits in the Champions League the Chilean midfielder looked dangerous as Juventus camped out on the edge of Udinese's penalty area.

  • Carlos Tévez
    33
    3
    3.00

    Carlos Tévez

    Forced Brkic into a fine stop with a venomous shot in the ninth minute and dragged a shot just wide later in the game. Continued to link well with Llorente in attack for the hosts.

  • Fernando Llorente
    42
    0
    3.50

    Fernando Llorente

    The ball stuck to him in the opening exchanges as he brilliantly brought team-mates around him into play and he proved the difference late on when he popped up to score a close-range header.

Substitutions

  • Stephan Lichtsteiner
    29
    1
    3.00

    Stephan Lichtsteiner

    The versatile Swiss made his return following a 10-game absence through injury and did well to provide the assist for Llorente's goal, albeit slightly unintentionally.

  • Paul Pogba
    23
    6
    2.50

    Paul Pogba

    Replaced Pirlo in the 15th minute and looked a bit off the pace in a central position for the hosts.

  • Fabio Quagliarella
    27
    1
    3.00

    Fabio Quagliarella

    Chose to protect his face with his hands moments after coming on, which resulted in a yellow card. Forced Brkic into making a fine stop with a rasping shot from 20 yards.

  • Zeljko Brkic
    14
    0
    3.50

    Zeljko Brkic

    Made one fabulous stop to deny Tevez in the first half and commanded his penalty area well before being beaten very late on by Llorente's close-range header.

  • Danilo
    4
    0
    3.00

    Danilo

    Continued his decent form for Guidolin's side at centre-back and played a key role in shielding the Udinese goal, before the hosts struck at the death.

  • Dušan Basta
    4
    1
    2.00

    Dušan Basta

    Worked tirelessly on the right-hand side of midfield for the visitors as Juventus enjoyed far more possession than their opponents.

  • Maurizio Domizzi
    3
    1
    3.50

    Maurizio Domizzi

    The disciplined defender put in a truckload of blocks to keep Juventus out for much of the game.

  • Gabriel Silva
    0
    1
    3.00

    Gabriel Silva

    Thwarted Llorente and Vidal with some brilliant last-ditch challenges and got forward down the left to good effect.

  • Thomas Heurtaux
    1
    0
    2.50

    Thomas Heurtaux

    Helped keep the Old Lady at bay in the first half before being caught by Llorente just before the interval. The Frenchman appeared to struggle with a knock after that collision.

  • Allan
    3
    0
    3.50

    Allan

    Made a vital goal-line clearance in the final stages to keep out a Llorente header and he did a good job playing just in front of the back four for Guidolin's side.

  • Andrea Lazzari
    2
    2
    3.00

    Andrea Lazzari

    Pushed on in the second half after chasing shadows in the first. Tested Buffon with a brilliant swerving effort that the Italian tipped over superbly.

  • Bruno Fernandes
    1
    1
    2.50

    Bruno Fernandes

    Linked well with the overlapping Silva before being withdrawn on the hour mark.

  • Roberto Pereyra
    3
    0
    3.00

    Roberto Pereyra

    Snatched at a couple of chances before the break and he did not appear in sync with some of his team-mates during his time on the pitch. Subbed off late on.

  • Antonio Di Natale
    10
    1
    2.50

    Antonio Di Natale

    Tested Buffon with an ambitious chip in the first half and showed some lovely touches after the break, before drawing a world-class stop from the Juventus goalkeeper in the 63rd minute.

Substitutions

  • Badu
    3
    0
    3.00

    Badu

    Replaced Fernandes after 60 minutes and had a positive impact on the game for his side, by dribbling well and drawing a couple of fouls from Pogba and Marchisio.

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