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October 3, 2012 12:15 AM IST
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Player Ratings: Juventus 1-1 Shakhtar

Goal.com takes a closer look as the Bianconeri were given a run for their money in their own back yard by the Ukrainians during a hard-fought draw

By Keeghann Sinanan

  • Gianluigi Buffon
    6
    2
    3.00

    Gianluigi Buffon

    Made two good saves in the second half to preserve the result. Teixeira's goal was struck well ,but still, no goalkeeper likes being beaten at his near post.

  • Giorgio Chiellini
    4
    4
    3.00

    Giorgio Chiellini

    Forced deeper and deeper into his box by the pressure of Shakhtar, but to his credit, he was not beat often. Able to get a number of timely last-ditch interceptions and challenges in, and brought the ball out of defence to good effect.

  • Andrea Barzagli
    5
    3
    3.00

    Andrea Barzagli

    Though he appeared stretched at certain points, half-time saw him regain focus as he stepped in to thwart a number of Shakhtar attacks.

  • Leonardo Bonucci
    5
    3
    3.50

    Leonardo Bonucci

    Took his goal like the most clinical of strikers, lashing a rocket into the top corner from a training ground set-piece move. Nearly came up trumps again with another header that was blocked on the line. His defending, though hit or miss in the first half, was tightened up after the interval.

  • Stephan Lichtsteiner
    3
    4
    3.00

    Stephan Lichtsteiner

    Extremely lucky to escape conceding a penalty and a probable red card after hauling down Willian, who was poised to strike, inside the six yard area. His forward play, while rather flat in the first half, was a factor in Juve's improvement during the second period.

  • Claudio Marchisio
    5
    3
    3.00

    Claudio Marchisio

    A tireless performance as usual in midfield, shifting back and forth between halves with regularity. The cutting edge was lacking in the attacking third though.

  • Andrea Pirlo
    5
    3
    3.00

    Andrea Pirlo

    The veteran midfielder did look a little laboured when under pressure from Shakhtar, but picked his moments to influence in attack intelligently. A few delightful passes opened up avenues for his teammates, and a well-worked corner set up Bonucci’s equaliser.

  • Kwadwo Asamoah
    4
    4
    2.50

    Kwadwo Asamoah

    Much like Lichtsteiner, he seemed to find Shakhtar’ front three a difficult prospect to cope with in the first half. His forward play was surprisingly lacking in energy as well.

  • Arturo Vidal
    3
    5
    2.00

    Arturo Vidal

    Run ragged by Shakhtar's superb movement and flow on the counter-attack. Simply could not keep up, and it rattled his confidence as he made a few errors throughout.

  • Mirko Vučinić
    2
    5
    2.00

    Mirko Vučinić Flop of the Match

    Looked lively at times when on the ball, but those encouraging moments were few and far between in a somewhat disillusioned showing up front, as he never really got going.

  • Alessandro Matri
    3
    6
    2.50

    Alessandro Matri

    Got himself into a few great positions to score, but the killer instinct had deserted him tonight as he missed a pair of great chances from close range before being substituted.

Substitutions

  • Sebastian Giovinco
    5
    2
    2.50

    Sebastian Giovinco

    Almost made an immediate impact after his introduction with a searing run down the flanks to set up Matri, but drifted in and out after that.

  • Fabio Quagliarella
    3
    5
    2.50

    Fabio Quagliarella

    A few good touches around the 18-yard area after his introduction, but was not decisive.

  • Andriy Pyatov
    2
    2
    3.00

    Andriy Pyatov

    Had no chance with Bonucci's rocket and made a pair of clutch saves to keep his side competitive.

  • Olexandr Kucher
    2
    1
    3.00

    Olexandr Kucher

    Stuck to his task well in his own half, exerting plenty of effort like the rest of his teammates when defending.

  • R. Raţ
    1
    1
    3.00

    R. Raţ

    Picked his opportunities to get forward extremely well, as he was often hard to mark when attacking from deep. Defended with conviction as well, making a great block on Vidal from close range.

  • Darijo Srna
    2
    2
    3.00

    Darijo Srna

    The captain was steady, if not entirely flashy tonight. He got forward more and more on the counter in the second half, and one well hit free-kick tested Buffon.

  • Yaroslav Rakytskyy
    1
    1
    3.00

    Yaroslav Rakytskyy

    Often came out on top when contesting aerial duels, and did not often put a foot wrong at the back.

  • Tomas Hubschmann
    1
    1
    3.00

    Tomas Hubschmann

    Rather understated throughout, as he toiled diligently and worked extremely hard at closing down the Juvnetus midfielders.

  • Fernandinho
    2
    1
    3.50

    Fernandinho

    A complete display in midfield. Supported the attack well by providing an outlet from a deeper position, and was intelligent in his distribution. Did not shirk from his defensive responsibilities either.

  • Willian
    7
    1
    3.50

    Willian Top of the Match

    His accomplished display showed why so many clubs were desperate to get their hands on him during the summer. He troubled the Juventus backline time and time again with his speed, close control, and awareness of his teammates. The only blot on his performance was his shooting, as he agonizingly missed a few great chances.

  • Henrikh Mkhitaryan
    3
    1
    3.00

    Henrikh Mkhitaryan

    Classy in possession centrally, though he could and perhaps should have taken one of the two gilt-edged chances that fell his way.

  • Alex Teixeira
    1
    1
    3.50

    Alex Teixeira

    Matched the enterprise of compatriot Willian on the opposite flank, and was able to work himself into a number of threatening positions thanks to his ability to run at defenders. His goal, a finish high into the net, was taken with supreme confidence.

  • Luiz Adriano
    3
    1
    3.00

    Luiz Adriano

    His pace provided Shakhtar with another weapon on the counter attack, and he pulled of a number of successful decoy runs.

Substitutions

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