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0 vs 1
Played
September 29, 2013 6:30 AM EDT
Stadio Olimpico di Torino — Torino
Referee:‬ P. Mazzoleni‎
Attendance:‬ 18982‎
 
 
Paul Pogba 54′
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Torino 0-1 Juventus

Goal took in the derby action at Stadio Olimpico, where Paul Pogba's goal in the second half gave the Bianconeri all three points and shot them back up the Serie A standings.

By Keeghann Sinanan

  • Daniele Padelli
    0
    1
    3.00

    Daniele Padelli

    Could hardly help the Juventus goal, and did what was expected with the otherwise routine tasks required of him.

  • Danilo D'Ambrosio
    0
    1
    3.00

    Danilo D'Ambrosio

    Came close to converting Torino's - and the game's - best chance of the first half from a set piece. Not much to speak of offensively, but he did put in a good shift in his own half.

  • Emiliano Moretti
    0
    1
    3.00

    Emiliano Moretti

    Draped himself around Carlos Tevez on the corner that led to the goal, but was unable to stop the forward from getting a header in, though he may have been offside.

  • Matteo Darmian
    0
    1
    2.50

    Matteo Darmian

    He was rather hit or miss out wide, as he found it hard to fashion an opening for his side. But like Danilo D'Ambrosio on the opposite flank, he was very diligent defensively.

  • Guillermo Rodriguez
    0
    1
    3.00

    Guillermo Rodriguez

    A real rock right at the heart of the Torino defense, mopping up danger without a moment's hesitation. His clearing header to deny Tevez the ball from inside the 6-yard box was particularly important.

  • Kamil Glik
    1
    2
    3.00

    Kamil Glik

    Had a very speculative effort at goal from near the halfway line that predictably failed to worry Gianluigi Buffon. Otherwise, he did his job well at the back.

  • Giuseppe Vives
    1
    1
    3.00

    Giuseppe Vives

    After a shaky start where he coughed up possession like a bad cold, the midfielder steadied himself to erect a formidable barrier in front of his defense, breaking up play with impunity.

  • Omar El Kaddouri
    0
    1
    2.00

    Omar El Kaddouri

    Took the brunt of the aggression from Juve's committed midfield, but to his credit, he never stopped trying to drive the ball forward. He also managed to draw two yellow cards, one for Claudio Marchisio and one for Paul Pogba. Faded badly in the second half though.

  • Alessio Cerci
    1
    1
    3.00

    Alessio Cerci

    Though he flashed one free kick agonizingly wide of the top corner, he was otherwise a little lethargic on and off the ball, though in fairness his service was lacking.

  • Matteo Brighi
    0
    2
    2.50

    Matteo Brighi

    Though he expended a lot of fuel chasing play around the pitch, the game still seemed to pass him by on occasion. Did not really have an effect on the final result.

  • Ciro Immobile
    0
    2
    2.00

    Ciro Immobile Flop of the Match

    His major contribution of the first half was to leave Sebastian Giovinco with a painful reminder of his stud size, with a late challenge that earned him a yellow card. Contributed little otherwise.

Substitutions

  • Salvatore Masiello
    1
    1
    3.00

    Salvatore Masiello

    Provided a serviceable job in defense, replacing Rodriguez for the second half. Looked a little short of pace at times, though.

  • Riccardo Meggiorini
    1
    1
    2.50

    Riccardo Meggiorini

    Could not provide any kind of offensive input for the home side, as the match drifted beyond his reach.

  • Gianluigi Buffon
    8
    0
    3.00

    Gianluigi Buffon

    Barely had a meaningful touch of the ball all game long as Torino created almost nothing in the way of chances.

  • Giorgio Chiellini
    7
    1
    3.50

    Giorgio Chiellini

    His usual indomitable self at the back, first to every ball, and not allowing the opposition forwards an inch of useable space.

  • Andrea Barzagli
    7
    1
    3.00

    Andrea Barzagli

    Went about his business in a confident manner, marshaling the defense well and communicating with the rest of the back line regularly. No slip-ups from him today.

  • Leonardo Bonucci
    7
    1
    3.50

    Leonardo Bonucci

    Virtually unbeatable in the air, as he showed a real nose for the ball on set plays and longs punts forward - as shown by his glancing header which led to the only goal. Like the rest of the defense, he was spot on in his tasks.

  • Stephan Lichtsteiner
    6
    0
    3.00

    Stephan Lichtsteiner

    Motored up and down the right flank, and though his final ball was found wanting, he still showed plenty of appetite for getting involved in the build-up play.

  • Paul Pogba
    11
    0
    4.00

    Paul Pogba

    Never lost his poise in midfield, helping out admirably in his own half and proving efficient, if not overly dynamic, on the ball in attack. He struck the all-important goal in the second half with a close range finish from a corner to give his side the points and derby bragging rights yet again.

  • Claudio Marchisio
    4
    4
    3.00

    Claudio Marchisio

    Picked up a yellow card for a sliding challenge and could thank his lucky stars that he did not see a second booking for an identical infraction. Otherwise, he was his usual bundle of activity.

  • Kwadwo Asamoah
    9
    0
    3.50

    Kwadwo Asamoah

    Provided a lot of energy out in wide areas, but could not come up with the end product to help his side in attack, despite being presented with a few opportunities to do so.

  • Arturo Vidal
    11
    0
    3.00

    Arturo Vidal

    Looked completely up for the blood and thunder of the derby, refusing to surrender an inch in midfield. Played a strong part in closing out the game in the second half.

  • Carlos Tévez
    13
    0
    4.00

    Carlos Tévez Top of the Match

    A more reliable option up front than the embattled Sebastian Giovinco, as his touch and tenacity made him a solid outlet for the home side. Worked hard to close out the game late on.

  • Sebastian Giovinco
    0
    7
    2.00

    Sebastian Giovinco

    Took a bit of a battering from the physical Torino defense, and he could not shake that off, as his offensive contributions were severely stymied. Shot his one great opening straight at the keeper from point blank range.

Substitutions

  • Simone Padoin
    5
    1
    3.00

    Simone Padoin

    Helped to solidify the left flank in the closing stages.

  • Mirko Vučinić
    8
    0
    3.00

    Mirko Vučinić

    Hardly had a touch in his short spell on the pitch as, by the time he arrived, Juve's focus has shifted to protecting its narrow lead.

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
Hellas Verona
17 2
Rodrigo Palacio Rodrigo Palacio
Striker
Inter
15 0