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March 17, 2013 1:15 AM IST
Stadio Renato Dall'Ara — Bologna
Referee:‬ M. Bergonzi‎
Attendance:‬ 34415‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Bologna 0-2 Juventus

Goal.com takes a closer look at the men on display during a comfortable win for the Old Lady, decided by goals from Vucinic and Marchisio in the second half

By Daniel Edwards

  • Gianluca Curci
    1
    0
    3.00

    Gianluca Curci

    Showed himself to be a safe pair of hands in the first half and responded well to Giovinco's shot. Could do nothing to stop Juve's second-half surge.

  • Archimede Morleo
    0
    0
    2.50

    Archimede Morleo

    His well-hit long pass set up Gilardino for what was one of Bologna's best chances at the very start, but from there was forced into a defensive role.

  • Mikael Antonsson
    0
    0
    2.50

    Mikael Antonsson

    Rarely flashy, the Swedish defender was nevertheless always alert and made one decisive intervention to deny Vucinic, but faded.

  • Gyorgy Garics
    0
    0
    3.00

    Gyorgy Garics

    Given a lot of grief by Peluso early in the match, the right-back recovered to put in a sturdy display, although he had few chances to break forward.

  • Nicolò Cherubin
    0
    0
    2.50

    Nicolò Cherubin

    Overall coped well with the always-tricky Giovinco, although was grateful to Curci's save after being turned by the forward.

  • Saphir Taider
    0
    0
    2.50

    Saphir Taider

    Was given the duty alongside Perez of making sure Juve's midfield could not breathe and fulfilled that task, giving Pirlo and Marchisio precious little space to break loose.

  • Diego Pérez
    0
    1
    1.50

    Diego Pérez Flop of the Match

    Asked to play almost on the edge of his own area, the combative Uruguayan performed the spoiling role okay as he frustrated the visitors early on, before losing his way in an anonymous second half.

  • Panagiotis Kone
    0
    0
    2.00

    Panagiotis Kone

    Struggled to break free of Peluso's attentive marking, made little contribution and was withdrawn on the hour for Naldo.

  • Alberto Gilardino
    0
    0
    2.00

    Alberto Gilardino

    Given a thankless task as Bologna's sole striker, starved of possession, although it took a great intervention from Buffon to stop him opening the scoring.

  • Manolo Gabbiadini
    0
    1
    2.50

    Manolo Gabbiadini

    Had little room to breathe up front as Juve defended diligently throughout, could not combine with Gilardino to bring Bologna back into the game.

  • Alessandro Diamanti
    0
    0
    2.00

    Alessandro Diamanti

    Unlucky to see his shot deflected over with Buffon helpless, did what he could in attack and was a constant danger from set-pieces.

Substitutions

  • Naldo
    0
    0
    1.50

    Naldo

    A nightmare for the defender, who had been on the pitch barely two minutes when turned by Vucinic for the opening goal of the match.

  • Lazaros Christodoulopoulos
    0
    0

    Lazaros Christodoulopoulos

    Given 20 minutes at the end, but was unable to kick-start his side's faltering attack.

  • Davide Moscardelli
    0
    0
    2.50

    Davide Moscardelli

    Came on for Gilardino, but could do nothing to save Bologna from defeat.

  • Gianluigi Buffon
    10
    0
    3.00

    Gianluigi Buffon

    Came out well to deny Gilardino with his feet, although was rather lucky to see the rebound deflected over. Was a rare moment of action in an otherwise quiet match.

  • Giorgio Chiellini
    8
    0
    2.50

    Giorgio Chiellini

    Coped well with a rather timid Bologna attack, coming to the rescue of his keeper when he saved Diamanti's effort.

  • Federico Peluso
    6
    1
    3.00

    Federico Peluso

    Was a worthy foil for Giovinco as he got forward on the left, combining well with the youngster. Never afraid to put the boot in, earning a yellow card for one ill-advised challenge.

  • Andrea Barzagli
    7
    0
    3.00

    Andrea Barzagli

    Never looked troubled at the back, defending efficiently and distributing well to Peluso as his side cruised to a vital three points.

  • Leonardo Bonucci
    7
    0
    3.50

    Leonardo Bonucci

    Rather fortunate that his inattention did not lead to an opener for Gilardino, but otherwise performed impeccably at the back as Juventus ended up cruising to victory.

  • Claudio Marchisio
    10
    0
    4.00

    Claudio Marchisio Top of the Match

    Like Pirlo, found himself often bypassed as Juve focused their attacks long and down the flanks. Defensively was strong in the middle, and took his goal with class.

  • Simone Padoin
    7
    1
    3.00

    Simone Padoin

    A slow start, but started to enjoy himself when given space on the right. A decent cross in the first half came within inches of finding Vucinic.

  • Andrea Pirlo
    7
    1
    2.50

    Andrea Pirlo

    The veteran looked ill-suited to a Juventus side that was far too vertical and rapid for his tastes, given few opportunities to create with the ball at his feet.

  • Arturo Vidal
    6
    1
    2.50

    Arturo Vidal

    Always a danger for the visitors with his late bursts into the box, although his finishing left much to be desired as more than one chance was put into orbit.

  • Mirko Vučinić
    10
    0
    4.50

    Mirko Vučinić

    Held the ball up well and passed intelligently around the area, but was starved of decent chances as Juve's attack spluttered - until he expertly took his opportunity to give his side the lead.

  • Sebastian Giovinco
    7
    1
    2.00

    Sebastian Giovinco

    Impressed at times but lacked consistency against a dogged defence, too many times his tricks failed to pay off.

Substitutions

  • Paul Pogba
    5
    0
    3.00

    Paul Pogba

    Brought on late in the second half with the momentum firmly shifted in Juve's favour.

  • Fabio Quagliarella
    5
    0

    Fabio Quagliarella

    A late entry right at the death, replacing Vidal.

  • Alessandro Matri
    5
    0
    2.50

    Alessandro Matri

    Given a run-out at the end in place of Vucinic.

Results
 
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Striker
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19 0
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18 1
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Inter
15 0