Could do nothing about the placement of the Catania opener, and kept his concentration to deny the visitors superbly on more than one occasion on the break.
Largely untroubled, and dealt comfortably with whatever Catania attempted to throw his way.
Despite a nervy opening 10 minutes, he intercepted danger well and was quick to move the ball forward to midfield.
Not the busiest evening, but was always alert to snuff out the threat on the counterattack, with one brilliant challenge on Gomez standing out. Scored the second Juventus goal with an unmarked header from the six-yard box.
P. De Ceglie
Had an intriguing tussle with Motta all game long, and was often able to beat the Catania defender to the byline. His persistence on the flanks eventually caused Motta to snap and hack him down in the second half, for which he was shown red.
The veteran actually started horribly, standing too far off Barrientos for the opener. However, he made amends in emphatic fashion by scoring a trademark free kick, and another in a series of fantastic set pieces led to the go-ahead goal by Chiellini. His passing was hypnotic, with every ball seeming to find a pink shirt in traffic. Laid on chance after chance with that majestic right boot of his, and eventually put the clinching goal on a plate for Quagliarella. Brilliant, brilliant game.
Took his time and never looked fussed, as Juventus' superior numbers in midfield allowed him to have a relatively stress-free evening. Was on point with a few deliveries from out wide as well.
An enterprising and dynamic display out wide. Left his marker for dead more than once, and was always able to supply a consistent end product from his deliveries.
With Pirlo causing havoc in the middle, Marchisio often found himself unmarked and used that to his advantage, slipping through on goal on more than one occasion. However, his finishing let him down as he should have scored a one-on-one in the second half.
Smacked a great effort off the bar in the first half, but despite numerous chances, his radar became more and more wayward as the game progressed. However, just when it seemed like it wasn't his day, he popped up with an opportunistic clincher late on.
Functioned well linking up play in the first half as a target man, winning the majority of his headed duels as Juventus looked to pick him out in the air. Did not look like scoring apart from a pair of close headers, and grew tired after the interval.
One could assign at least part of the blame for each Juventus goal on him. Wrong-footed for the first, caught in no man's land for the second and not convincing enough off his line for the third. There were positive moments as well, though, with some athletic saves preventing a bigger defeat.
Though he was beaten too easily in the air by Borriello, he contained the Juventus target man well on the ground. Made some decent interceptions too, but the relentless Juve offensive was sometimes too much to bear.
A one-man rock at times at the back tonight. A last-ditch tackle or header by him was often the only thing preventing Juventus from a clear sight on goal on many occasions. Did not deserve to be on the losing side.
Shocking game defending his flank, as he was completely blitzed by Giaccherini throughout. Simply outdone.
Came alive once or twice to lead the charge on the break, but was otherwise completely anonymous in the match.
At times he appeared to be the only one trying to make things happen in attack for the visitors after the break, but his task was often isolated and ultimately in vain.
Looked to have the better of De Ceglie in the early goings but as the match wore on, the Juventus wide man was able to increasingly have the beating of him. He eventually lost it, planting his boot into his tormenter's ankle and was justly sent off, leaving his team with an impossible task..
Opened the scoring with a goal of some quality, curling the ball into the corner from outside the box to shock the hosts after only four minutes. Found things difficult thereafter, and spent the rest of his time providing cover in his own half.
Stood out for playing in Bergessio with a one-two that was a Buffon fingertip away from a second goal for his side, but was otherwise overrun by pink shirts in midfield.
Should have scored from a one on one with Buffon, but instead the Juve keeper was able to block his finish with his legs. Was taken apart in midfield as he failed to stem the tide of the home side's forward play.
Had a shot at 1-1 that was pushed onto the bar by Buffon that might have changed the complexion of the game, but one gets the feeling that Pirlo's brilliance would have shone through anyway. Like the rest of his attacking team-mates, he found the pickings extremely slim, especially after half-time.
- 30 M. Storari
- 4 M. Cáceres
Came on in the second half and his freshness told, as he was able to bomb forward one or twice on the flanks.
Apart from one off-target attempt, he was quiet in his time on the field.
Was heavily involved after his introduction, spurning two good chances and getting himself booked for simulation after trying to win a penalty.
- 32 A. Matri
- 10 A. Del Piero
- 20 J. Carrizo
Came on after the break but failed to make a difference at the back
- 19 A. Ricchiuti
Replaced the invisible Gomez, but did not fare much better as Juve scored twice within 10 minutes of his introduction.
Given nearly an entire half on the field, but was left chasing shadows all over the pitch.
- 32 A. Catellani
- 22 O. Ebagua