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September 22, 2011 12:15 AM IST
Juventus Stadium — Torino
Referee:‬ G. Gava‎
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Player Ratings: Juventus 1-1 Bologna

Goal.com rates the players on show in the Old Lady's disappointing draw with Pierpaolo Bisoli's men in Turin

By Livio Caferoglu

  • Gianluigi Buffon
    98
    6
    3.00

    Gianluigi Buffon

    The No.1 was comfortable in the Juventus goal for the most part, and he was helpless in stopping Bologna's equaliser, with his defenders not doing him any favours.

  • Paolo De Ceglie
    38
    86
    2.50

    Paolo De Ceglie

    Despite offering decent support for Pepe and Giaccherini at times, the left-back made a horrific mistake in failing to clear his lines in the box, gifting Bologna a free strike and the subsequent goal from a corner.

  • Giorgio Chiellini
    82
    22
    3.00

    Giorgio Chiellini

    The hard-nosed defender was solid on the night and dealt with most of the balls coming his way in his usual, rugged fashion. Could have done slightly better in his positioning for Portanova's goal, though.

  • Andrea Barzagli
    102
    5
    3.00

    Andrea Barzagli

    An accomplished display from the ex-Wolfsburg man, who showed composure and intelligence with the ball at his feet. Made a few important interceptions, as he took on less of the dirty work.

  • Stephan Lichtsteiner
    126
    7
    3.00

    Stephan Lichtsteiner

    The Swiss flanker was his usual, hardworking self, powering down the right-hand side with conviction, while not neglecting his defensive duties either. Also continued to provide genuine support to his wingers with his crossing and overlapping.

  • Simone Pepe
    31
    83
    3.00

    Simone Pepe

    The ex-Udinese winger again ticked all the boxes in the physical side of the game, with his never-say-die attitude and endless running with and without the ball, but his final product was poor.

  • Andrea Pirlo
    200
    8
    4.00

    Andrea Pirlo Top of the Match

    Classy and elegant as ever, the playmaker was a delight to watch in the second-half. His fantastic close control and imperious passing range were on display after a quiet first 45 but he still managed to assist Vucinic with a clever, quick free-kick.

  • Claudio Marchisio
    42
    73
    3.00

    Claudio Marchisio

    Although he didn't make any obvious errors of judgement, the midfielder lacked any sort of authority or industry in the middle of the park. He was constantly outclassed by his partner Pirlo and Mudingayi didn't give him an easy time of it either during the latter stages.

  • Milos Krasic
    90
    36
    3.00

    Milos Krasic

    A stuttering first-half display from the Serb, where every quick surge on the ball into his opponent's danger zone, he proceeded to lose it. Replaced by Giaccherini in the second half.

  • Alessandro Del Piero
    91
    32
    3.00

    Alessandro Del Piero

    Despite his ageing legs, the Old Lady favourite showed moments of class, as he proceeded to test Gillet on a few occasions, almost scoring with a curling effort. Replaced by Matri.

  • Mirko Vučinić
    62
    47
    2.50

    Mirko Vučinić

    The Montenegro international showed his natural instinct and off-the-ball intelligence to latch on to Pirlo's set-piece to score the opener, but got foolishly sent off at the end of the half after an inappropriate tackle on Diego Perez.

Substitutions

  • Arturo Vidal
    77
    22
    2.50

    Arturo Vidal

    A tenacious and gritty spell on the pitch, but without much luck as he struggled to get into the frantic pace of the match, conceding a few poor fouls.

  • Emanuele Giaccherini
    72
    49
    2.50

    Emanuele Giaccherini

    Better than Pepe and marginally superior to Krasic, whom he replaced, the former Seahorse showed promise every time he had the ball, taking on his opponents and fizzing some dangerous crosses into the box.

  • Alessandro Matri
    39
    68
    2.50

    Alessandro Matri

    The striker had a disappointing game overall. Failed to lead the line on his own in the second-half and did not produce any worthwhile opportunities for his side.

  • Jean-François Gillet
    23
    10
    3.50

    Jean-François Gillet

    The Belgian shot-stopper had an impressive game for his team, making a few crucial saves to deny Juventus from bagging the three points.

  • Archimede Morleo
    10
    8
    2.50

    Archimede Morleo

    Performed poorly against the pairing of Lichtsteiner and Krasic, but improved as the game wore on.

  • Mikael Antonsson
    7
    9
    3.00

    Mikael Antonsson

    No severe problems for the Swede, who formed a cohesive partnership at the back with Portanova, as the duo also impressed going forward for set-pieces.

  • Daniele Portanova
    9
    13
    3.50

    Daniele Portanova

    Although he struggled with the movement of Vucinic and Del Piero early on, he settled down extremely well in the Bologna back line and easily dealt with Matri's physicality. Scored a bullet header to win a point for his side.

  • Federico Casarini
    9
    7
    3.00

    Federico Casarini

    Slightly better than Morleo, but couldn't offer much in an attacking sense, as he was forced to stop Giaccherini frequently and remain deep during the second-half.

  • Gaby Mudingayi
    12
    12
    3.00

    Gaby Mudingayi

    The best Bologna midfielder by a mile. He was a powerhouse in the middle of the park, and even made a few darting runs down the centre. Not the best technically, but as a domineering figure, he caught the eye.

  • Diego Pérez
    10
    7
    2.50

    Diego Pérez

    The Uruguayan anchorman was the victim of Vucinic's rash tackle, but apart from that, he remained deep and acted as his side's destroyer, which he did quietly, yet effectively. However, he was replaced by Pulzetti during the second half.

  • Alessandro Diamanti
    7
    10
    2.50

    Alessandro Diamanti

    Only had half a match to showcase his eye for goal, he initially gave Pirlo some problems through the middle, but his unpredictable tendencies were eventually sacrificed by coach Bisoli.

  • G. Ramírez
    12
    8
    3.00

    G. Ramírez

    Too inconsistent to be of a higher rating, the Uruguayan did show glimpses of talent on the ball, but wasn't able to examine the Juventus back line as much as he would have hoped, and couldn't provide much service up top.

  • Panagiotis Kone
    9
    9
    2.50

    Panagiotis Kone

    Non-existent display from the ex-Brescia midfield man, who struggled to assert any authority at all on Marchisio and Pirlo, and ended up chasing shadows for the most part.

  • Robert Acquafresca
    12
    9
    2.00

    Robert Acquafresca Flop of the Match

    Another hugely disappointing performance from the striker, who could not find a way past Barzagli and Chiellini although he did lack support from Ramirez.

Substitutions

  • Rene Krhin
    11
    10
    2.50

    Rene Krhin

    Replaced Perez but failed to replicate his Uruguayan counterpart's rugged midfield display and was overrun on occasions.

  • Marco Di Vaio
    8
    1
    2.50

    Marco Di Vaio

    Came on for Acquafresca midway through the second half and, despite not finding the elusive winner, tried his best, having a couple of snapshots at goal late on.

  • Nico Pulzetti
    5
    4
    2.50

    Nico Pulzetti

    The hardworking midfielder put in a grafter's shift, as although he didnt offer much in a productive sense, his running and will to the Bologna cause was important in his side earning a point.

Results
 
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