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January 18, 2014 8:45 PM WAT
Juventus Stadium — Torino
Referee:‬ A. Gervasoni‎
Attendance:‬ 38848‎
 
18′ Arturo Vidal
Andrea Barzagli 38′ (OG)
41′ (PG) Arturo Vidal
 
78′ Paul Pogba
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Juventus 4-2 Sampdoria

Goal was on hand to see Juventus stretch their winning Serie A run to 12 matches, courtesy of imperious performances from midfield pair Arturo Vidal and Paul Pogba

By Simon Harrison

  • Gianluigi Buffon
    0
    0
    3.50

    Gianluigi Buffon

    A solid performance from the veteran goalkeeper, who could do nothing about either of Sampdoria's goals, and made several great reflex saves.

  • Giorgio Chiellini
    0
    1
    3.00

    Giorgio Chiellini

    Efficient in the first half and imperious in the second, as the Italy international kept Gabbiadini quiet after the break.

  • Angelo Ogbonna
    0
    0
    3.00

    Angelo Ogbonna

    A composed performance from the former Torino man, who stroked the ball around comfortably, despite Eder being a handful.

  • Andrea Barzagli
    0
    0
    3.00

    Andrea Barzagli

    A steady performance from the central defender, despite Sampdoria failing to threaten too often down the left hand side, due to Regini being unable to push on.

  • Stephan Lichtsteiner
    0
    0
    3.00

    Stephan Lichtsteiner

    A hard working performance, as the Swiss fulfilled his defensive responsibilities throughout, but his attacking input wasn't as brilliant.

  • Paul Pogba
    0
    1
    4.00

    Paul Pogba

    A fantastic performance from the young Frenchman, who looked composed on the ball, readily able to beat his man and capped it all with a stunner from 30 yards.

  • Claudio Marchisio
    0
    0
    3.00

    Claudio Marchisio

    An efficient performance in place of Pirlo, as Marchisio played several great balls to set Juventus on the attacking foot. Hard working and battled well.

  • Kwadwo Asamoah
    0
    0
    3.00

    Kwadwo Asamoah

    Threatened at times when cutting inside from the left flank, and offered width. Energetic and lively performance.

  • Arturo Vidal
    0
    0
    4.50

    Arturo Vidal Top of the Match

    His runs from midfield kept Sampdoria constantly alert. He scored Juve's first with a deft flick, before winning and converting a penalty. An imperious performance from the Chilean.

  • Carlos Tévez
    0
    0
    3.00

    Carlos Tévez

    Linked up well with Llorente and was unfortunate to strike the post in the first half. Drove at the Sampdoria defence well, but couldn't find a goal.

  • Fernando Llorente
    0
    0
    3.50

    Fernando Llorente

    Held up the ball well, and scored a fine header, giving Da Costa no chance with a thumping effort into the top corner.

Substitutions

  • Federico Peluso
    0
    0

    Federico Peluso

    Created good openings down the left hand side on two occasions.

  • Fabio Quagliarella
    0
    0

    Fabio Quagliarella

    Made one delightful cross-field ball within seconds of coming on, which allowed Peluso to tee up Pogba.

  • Angelo Da Costa
    0
    0
    3.00

    Angelo Da Costa

    Made several decent reflex stops and had little chance with any of Juventus' goals.

  • Shkodran Mustafi
    0
    0
    2.50

    Shkodran Mustafi

    A sloppy performance from the defender, as his lack of mobility allowed Juve to get in behind the Sampdoria back line regularly.

  • Angelo Palombo
    0
    0
    3.00

    Angelo Palombo

    Worked hard throughout and battled in the centre of midfield, despite it being difficult to keep tabs on the free-roaming duo of Pogba and Vidal.

  • Vasco Regini
    0
    0
    2.50

    Vasco Regini

    Covered well from left-back in the first half, but struggled a little more when he was forced to play centre-back.

  • Daniele Gastaldello
    0
    0
    3.00

    Daniele Gastaldello

    Threatened regularly from corners and was denied on one occasion by an excellent save by Buffon.

  • Pedro Obiang
    0
    0
    3.50

    Pedro Obiang

    Linked defence and attack excellently, often picking up the loose ball before finding the likes of Eder and Gabbiadini with an incisive pass.

  • Paweł Wszołek
    0
    0
    2.50

    Paweł Wszołek

    Threatened going forward on several occasions in the second half and forced a good save out of Buffon.

  • Lorenzo De Silvestri
    0
    0
    2.50

    Lorenzo De Silvestri

    Struggled against Asamoah, as the Ghana international cut inside often, but did cover in behind Mustafi quite well at times.

  • Birkir Bjarnason
    0
    0
    2.50

    Birkir Bjarnason

    Offered very little and was rightly substituted at half-time, after a very ineffectual performance.

  • Manolo Gabbiadini
    0
    0
    3.50

    Manolo Gabbiadini

    An outstanding performance by the 22-year-old, who scored once and rattled Buffon's crossbar with another technically brilliant strike. Sampdoria's main threat.

  • Eder
    0
    0
    2.50

    Eder Flop of the Match

    Offered little in the first half, but was more of a handful in the second, with his pace and dribbling ability allowing for him to get in behind on occasions.

Substitutions

  • Andrea Costa
    0
    0
    3.00

    Andrea Costa

    Worked hard to give Eder support down the left hand side, delivering several good crosses from the flank to force the likes of Chiellini into action.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Ciro Immobile Ciro Immobile
Striker
Torino
19 0
Carlos Tévez Carlos Tévez
Striker
Juventus
18 1
Gonzalo Higuaín Gonzalo Higuaín
Striker
Napoli
17 5
Luca Toni Luca Toni
Striker
Verona
17 2
Rodrigo Palacio Rodrigo Palacio
Striker
Inter
15 0