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December 21, 2011 10:30 PM IST
Stadio Communale Friuli — Udine
Referee:‬ P. Tagliavento‎
Attendance:‬ 28588‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Udinese 0-0 Juventus

Goal.com evaluates the performances of everyone involved at the Stadio Friuli, a turgid affair in which both sides struggled horribly to create any chances

By Mark Doyle

  • Samir Handanoviç
    85
    11
    0.00

    Samir Handanoviç

    By far the busier of the two goalkeepers, although that wasn't saying much. Dealt competently with everything Juve threw at him, including Pepe's shot from distance and two close-range efforts from Chiellini. Decent game.

  • Maurizio Domizzi
    19
    13
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    Maurizio Domizzi

    Did not really put a foot wrong at the back as Udinese's three-man defence did a fine job frustrating Juve's forwards.

  • Danilo
    20
    13
    0.00

    Danilo

    Solid showing from Danilo, who also threatened at the other end midway through the second half with a header which Buffon tipped over.

  • Damiano Ferronetti
    20
    12
    0.00

    Damiano Ferronetti

    Had a couple of lapses in the first period but was, for the most part, pretty solid.

  • Pablo Armero
    15
    19
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    Pablo Armero

    His presence on the left kept Lichtsteiner occupied, thus nullifying one of Juve's main attacking outlets, but he did not really cause any panic in the visitors' defence.

  • Kwadwo Asamoah
    23
    14
    0.00

    Kwadwo Asamoah Flop of the Match

    Industrious as ever, Asamoah got plenty of work done in the middle of the park, breaking up a number of Juve attacks.

  • Giampiero Pinzi
    15
    15
    0.00

    Giampiero Pinzi

    Showed some neat touches at times and a willingness to make things happen but struggled really to impose himself on proceedings.

  • Mauricio Isla
    23
    16
    0.00

    Mauricio Isla

    Had arguably Udinese's best (only?!) chance of the game when Chiellini's botched header put him in on goal but he failed to lob the ball over the advancing Buffon. Quiet overall.

  • Dušan Basta
    26
    17
    0.00

    Dušan Basta

    Worked hard throughout but failed to contribute much in an attacking sense.

  • Antonio Di Natale
    23
    13
    0.00

    Antonio Di Natale

    Horribly starved of quality ball, he was forced to make do with scraps throughout. Hit the side netting with a volley from a desperately acute angle in the first half before calling Buffon into action with a couple of tame efforts from distance in the second half. Frustrating night for the veteran forward.

  • Almen Abdi
    11
    20
    0.00

    Almen Abdi

    Did not really get into the game at all and yet lasted until four minutes from the end before being replaced by Floro Flores.

Substitutions

  • Antonio Floro Flores
    14
    11
    0.00

    Antonio Floro Flores

    Only got four minutes at the end of the game so was unable to do anything of note.

  • Gianluigi Buffon
    102
    3
    0.00

    Gianluigi Buffon

    Did not have much to do, in truth, but he read the danger superbly well when Chiellini's poor headed clearance put in Isla and blocked away the Chilean's lobbed effort. Was also on hand to tip over Danilo's second-half header.

  • Giorgio Chiellini
    85
    8
    0.00

    Giorgio Chiellini

    Very nearly gifted Udinese the lead with a woeful header early on which left Isla one on one with Buffon and was, overall, nowhere as reliable as usual. However, he was a constant danger at set-pieces and drew two fine saves out of Handanovic either side of the interval.

  • Leonardo Bonucci
    84
    9
    0.00

    Leonardo Bonucci

    Like his central defensive partner, Bonucci had a fairly solid game and nullified the threat posed by Di Natale.

  • Andrea Barzagli
    96
    6
    0.00

    Andrea Barzagli

    Hassled into the concession of a corner by Abdi ten minutes in but was rarely ruffled thereafter. Pretty comfortable evening at the heard of the Juve defence.

  • Marcelo Estigarribia
    46
    51
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    Marcelo Estigarribia

    Created a fine opening for Marchisio with a clever cutback but he did nothing to justify his inclusion in the starting line-up. An opportunity wasted.

  • Andrea Pirlo
    78
    24
    0.00

    Andrea Pirlo

    Plenty of probing and neat touches on the ball but the veteran midfielder did not exhibit the same control over the game as he normally does. Still caused trouble with the odd set-piece delivery but not his best game for Juve.

  • Arturo Vidal
    71
    33
    0.00

    Arturo Vidal

    Started promisingly enough but his passing was poor at times and he was also caught in possession a few times.

  • Claudio Marchisio
    68
    46
    0.00

    Claudio Marchisio Top of the Match

    Nearly all of Juve's best openings fell to Marco Tardelli's alleged heir. But his shooting was unusually inaccurate. In fairness, his first strike, a curling effort from the edge of the box, did appear to have Handanovic beaten but the ball went just wide. Overall, though, he was poor and was particularly wasteful in possession.

  • Stephan Lichtsteiner
    62
    23
    0.00

    Stephan Lichtsteiner

    Didn't have too many problems defensively but did not offer the same attacking threat down the right-hand side. Had one half-chance during the second half but snatched at it and fired high and wide.

  • Simone Pepe
    47
    39
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    Simone Pepe

    Looked lively in the early exchanges, stinging the hands of Handanovic with a well-struck effort from distance but his influence waned as the game wore on and he was replaced with ten minutes to go.

  • Alessandro Matri
    66
    102
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    Alessandro Matri

    A shocking display from Matri, whose form of late has not been good at all. Repeatedly gave the ball away and nothing he tried came off. At one point in the second half, he squandered possession three times in a minute. Staggering that he lasted 71 minutes.

Substitutions

  • Paolo De Ceglie
    46
    21
    0.00

    Paolo De Ceglie

    Thrown on injury time for Estigarribia so barely got a look-in.

  • Fabio Quagliarella
    137
    7
    0.00

    Fabio Quagliarella

    Did more in 19 minutes than Matri did in the preceding 71, firing wide with his first touch before then volleying straight at Handanovic.

  • Alessandro Del Piero
    96
    38
    0.00

    Alessandro Del Piero

    Got ten minutes at the end after being thrown on for Pepe but struggled to make his presence felt.

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