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1 vs 1
Played
September 25, 2011 9:00 AM EDT
Stadio Angelo Massimino — Catania
Referee:‬ P. Mazzoleni‎
Attendance:‬ 20000‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Catania 1-1 Juventus

Goal.com analyses the players on show during the Old Lady's draw in Sicily - a point which moves them back to the top of the Serie A table

By Julian De Martinis

  • Mariano Andújar
    5
    17
    0.00

    Mariano Andújar

    On one hand, Andujar's feeble attempt to stop Krasic's shot allowed the away side to equalize. On the other, however, he pulled off some very solid saves, including one to block a fantastic Pepe shot destined for the top corner.

  • Nicolás Spolli
    12
    6
    0.00

    Nicolás Spolli

    A key member of the backline which kept Alessandro Matri so quiet. His 38h minute tackle on the striker epitomised his defensive prowess.

  • Giuseppe Bellusci
    4
    7
    0.00

    Giuseppe Bellusci

    Out of all the Catania players, he stood out perhaps the least. He had neither a poor game nor a good one but turned in a mediocre shift instead.

  • Ciro Capuano
    4
    6
    0.00

    Ciro Capuano

    The captain appeared often throughout the pitch but was not always instrumental or influential on the match. He was also booked for taking down Krasic.

  • Pablo Álvarez
    5
    6
    0.00

    Pablo Álvarez

    There is not much to say about a player who was substituted in the 28th minute, but he put in a very solid shift up until he was taken off due to injury.

  • Francesco Lodi
    4
    6
    0.00

    Francesco Lodi

    Yet another player who ran tirelessly during the match and nearly won it at the very end for his side. He gave the ball away fairly frequently, however, blemishing his performance.

  • Gennaro Delvecchio
    2
    9
    0.00

    Gennaro Delvecchio

    Stuck to Vincenzo Montella's gameplan very well but failed to make the most of the chances that fell his way and was often guilty of poor decision making.

  • Sergio Almiron
    2
    11
    0.00

    Sergio Almiron

    One of the more invisible players. He was cautioned for fouling Vidal, and kicked the player in the face later in the match.

  • Andrea Catellani
    3
    8
    0.00

    Andrea Catellani

    The frontman ran tirelessly to aid his side, often coming back to help with defence whenever the away team had possession. He came close to scoring himself in the 30th minute.

  • Gonzalo Bergessio
    13
    9
    0.00

    Gonzalo Bergessio Top of the Match

    A superb shift from the forward, who got numerous shots on target as he tormented the Juventus defence. His goal made a difference on the night and was down to his hard work and technique.

  • Alejandro Gómez
    14
    5
    0.00

    Alejandro Gómez

    One of the best players on the pitch. He was simply everywhere and often tortured Fabio Grosso. He faded as the match progressed, however.

Substitutions

  • Giovanni Marchese
    2
    10
    0.00

    Giovanni Marchese

    Came on to replace the injured Alvarez and did a great job keeping Eljero Elia quiet. He struggled to do the same to Simone Pepe, however.

  • Pablo Ledesma
    5
    9
    0.00

    Pablo Ledesma

    The midfielder came on late in the match but reinvigorated a tiring midfield to keep Montella's gameplan intact. He could be found nearly everywhere during his shift.

  • D. Suazo
    11
    10
    0.00

    D. Suazo

    He only played the last 10 minutes but left his mark with a rough foul on Andrea Barzagli, while nearly capitalizing on a mistake from Giorgio Chiellini late in the match.

  • Gianluigi Buffon
    59
    9
    0.00

    Gianluigi Buffon

    Superman still appears to be a long way off his best. He did well to smother situations that his defence let get out of hand but looked far from comfortable, as illustrated by his awkward punch clearance in the 25th minute.

  • Giorgio Chiellini
    21
    66
    0.00

    Giorgio Chiellini

    The centre-back was partially culpable for the goal as he failed to notice Bergessio gaining speed behind him. He also nearly gifted a goal to Suazo with four minutes remaining. Otherwise however it was a solid shift from the Italian international.

  • Andrea Barzagli
    51
    10
    0.00

    Andrea Barzagli

    Barzagli's poor covering led directly to the Catania goal, when he was simply outpaced by Bergassio. Like Chiellini, he was mostly solid but with a few moments of madness that could have costed his side dearly.

  • Fabio Grosso
    18
    53
    0.00

    Fabio Grosso

    Consistently roasted by Gomez time and time again. He adds offensive input to Juventus but at his age, and lack of defensive-minded ability, may cost them more at the back.

  • Stephan Lichtsteiner
    75
    4
    0.00

    Stephan Lichtsteiner

    A rather solid showing from the summer acquisition. He made a silly error in the 58th minute but overall did very well to cover his flank.

  • Andrea Pirlo
    54
    13
    0.00

    Andrea Pirlo

    Pirlo was shackled by Catania's tireless running, as Montella seemed to figure out a game plan to silence the ageing midfielder.

  • Claudio Marchisio
    41
    34
    0.00

    Claudio Marchisio

    Slightly better than Pirlo, he was more visible but skied a great opportunity on the 60th minute to undermine his reputation as a clutch goalscorer.

  • Eljero Elia
    51
    59
    0.00

    Eljero Elia Flop of the Match

    The Dutchman had a poor debut and was rightly substituted at half-time, after being wasteful down his flank and failing to control many of the passes sent his way.

  • Milos Krasic
    139
    15
    0.00

    Milos Krasic

    One of the best performers of the match. Krasic was involved in nearly every good piece of offensive play Juventus put together, and his goal allowed the side to take a point in a tough away battle.

  • Arturo Vidal
    73
    14
    0.00

    Arturo Vidal

    He missed a fair few chances and gave away possession cheaply at times. The talent is certainly there, but, perhaps, he works better as a substitute for the time being.

  • Alessandro Matri
    42
    30
    0.00

    Alessandro Matri

    A very frustrating game for the striker, who often had little service and was stifled the second he received the ball.

Substitutions

  • Simone Pepe
    88
    14
    0.00

    Simone Pepe

    Pepe came on for Elia and did a much better job on the flank in both attack and defence. His work-rate is unparalleled in the side.

  • Alessandro Del Piero
    55
    22
    0.00

    Alessandro Del Piero

    The captain had less than 20 minutes to play and had a rather average showing, failing to use his creative ability to snatch a victory.

  • Fabio Quagliarella
    64
    10
    0.00

    Fabio Quagliarella

    The player had less than ten minutes and his only notable contribution was giving away a free kick. Nevertheless, Conte will be pleased that he is finally fit after a long injury nightmare.

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