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2 vs 1
Played
April 6, 2013 9:30 PM IST
Juventus Stadium — Torino
Referee:‬ S. Peruzzo‎
Attendance:‬ 38790‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Juventus 2-1 Pescara

Goal.com rates the men on display in Turin, as the home team stay on course for the Scudetto thanks to two late goals from Mirko Vucinic that sealed three points

By Daniel Edwards

  • Marco Storari
    9
    5
    3.00

    Marco Storari

    A virtual spectator for much of the match as his team dominated further up the field, given little to do. Given no chance to stop Cascione's late bomb.

  • Federico Peluso
    10
    2
    3.00

    Federico Peluso

    Had few problems at the back, sticking close to Sforzini on the few occasions Pescara broke past the halfway line and defending efficiently.

  • Leonardo Bonucci
    11
    3
    2.50

    Leonardo Bonucci

    The lack of danger from the away team meant that the central defender played almost in the midfield, looking to get Juve moving from deep.

  • Stephan Lichtsteiner
    16
    2
    3.50

    Stephan Lichtsteiner

    A decent showing from the Switzerland international out wide, putting in some excellent early crosses before fading out of the game a little late on.

  • Paul Pogba
    13
    3
    3.50

    Paul Pogba

    In the absence of Pirlo the onus fell on the Frenchman to provide a spark but, except for one sumptuous lofted ball, he could not live up to that impossible ideal.

  • Kwadwo Asamoah
    13
    2
    3.00

    Kwadwo Asamoah

    Gave Pescara no end of trouble when he grabbed hold of the ball down the left, but his presence was too intermittent to be a constant threat.

  • Arturo Vidal
    16
    2
    4.00

    Arturo Vidal

    A neat through-ball early on went so close to playing in Giovinco for an opener. A typically energetic, uncompromising show from the Chilean.

  • Emanuele Giaccherini
    9
    5
    2.50

    Emanuele Giaccherini

    Was frustrated by the brilliant Pescara shot-stopper several times, forcing some top-drawer saves from the goalkeeper.

  • Luca Marrone
    9
    1
    3.00

    Luca Marrone

    Forced to play out of position in the middle of defence, the midfielder was troubled little in his new post as Pescara's attacking threat was close to nil.

  • Mirko Vučinić
    16
    2
    4.00

    Mirko Vučinić

    Looked off the pace and rarely threatened early, but took his penalty with authority and capped the display with a great finish to complete his double strike.

  • Sebastian Giovinco
    10
    5
    3.00

    Sebastian Giovinco

    Looked one of the most likely players in black and white to make something happen early on. A first-half injury will have Juve fans sweating for midweek.

Substitutions

  • Mauricio Isla
    9
    1

    Mauricio Isla

    Given a handful of minutes at the end.

  • Fabio Quagliarella
    13
    1
    3.00

    Fabio Quagliarella

    Forced into the action early for Giovinco, and looked dangerous throughout.

  • Alessandro Matri
    10
    4

    Alessandro Matri

    A late entry, but still had time to miss a glorious chance.

  • Ivan Pelizzoli
    13
    0
    4.50

    Ivan Pelizzoli Top of the Match

    Pescara's hero in an inspired first-half display, coming up with at least four vital stops to keep Juve at bay. Continued his heroics in the second half, but had no chance with the goals.

  • Damiano Zanon
    2
    0
    2.50

    Damiano Zanon

    Struggled at times to contain the explosive Asamoah, but coped well and did his best to make life difficult for the winger.

  • Per Billeskov Kroldrup
    2
    0
    2.00

    Per Billeskov Kroldrup

    A tenacious display in the middle of defence, giving the likes of Vucinic little space to manoeuvre in the box and forcing Juve to try from deep.

  • Marco Capuano
    1
    0
    3.00

    Marco Capuano

    Cannot be ascribed any fault in Giovinco's injury, the forward being stretchered off following an unfortunate penalty-area clash. Defended intelligently and conservatively.

  • Francesco Modesto
    2
    0
    2.00

    Francesco Modesto

    A tireless stint from the full-back down the left flank, as he covered vast swathes of the pitch going up and down. Occasionally suspect in his marking, but always pressed.

  • Giuseppe Rizzo
    1
    3
    1.50

    Giuseppe Rizzo Flop of the Match

    The villain of the piece for the away team, who were denied a priceless point. An idiotic foul on Vidal gave away the penalty and led to his expulsion.

  • Eugenio Romolo Togni
    1
    0
    2.00

    Eugenio Romolo Togni

    One of the men tasked with keeping Juve quiet in the middle of the pitch, found it hard-going thanks to the mobility of Vidal and Co.

  • J. Quintero
    2
    0
    2.00

    J. Quintero

    The Colombian youngster has a sparkling future ahead of him, but here he failed to make his mark, seeing little of the ball before being taken off on the hour.

  • Giuseppe Sculli
    1
    0
    3.00

    Giuseppe Sculli

    Given no space to move and finished making little impact on the fixture, as Pescara spent the majority of the 90 minutes penned into their own half.

  • Ferdinando Sforzini
    1
    0
    2.50

    Ferdinando Sforzini

    Forced to feed off scraps in the Juventus half, but did his best to lead the line as he constantly harried the backline, trying to make things happen.

  • Gianluca Caprari
    1
    0
    2.00

    Gianluca Caprari

    An ineffective presence for the Delfini, saw little of the ball but did not know what to do with it when in possession, taken off late on.

Substitutions

  • Nicolás Bianchi Arce
    1
    0
    3.00

    Nicolás Bianchi Arce

    The Argentine replaced Kroldrup in defence, but could not match his performance as the goals soon appeared.

  • Emmanuel Cascione
    1
    0
    3.50

    Emmanuel Cascione

    Gave the visiting support a late cheer with an outstanding goal, although it was too late to change the result.

  • Birkir Bjarnason
    1
    0
    3.00

    Birkir Bjarnason

    Brought on for Quintero to shore up a leaky midfield, but had little impact.

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