Not called into action much, but made no mistake with the routine.
Not given much to do in his own half of the field, so spent his time bombing forward dangerously to support the attack. A threat out wide, and almost scored a late winner with a header from point-blank range that was sent wide.
Like the rest of his defensive colleagues, he was not put under a lot of duress by the visitors. Still though, he kept his concentration well to deal with whatever came his way.
Marked Quagliarella well, though Juve’s lack of impetus in the attacking third meant that he wasn’t put under as much pressure as one might have expected.
Good show at the back as he refused to be rattled, and got forward to good effect as well, smashing a shot just wide after a mazy run from deep.
An accomplished and composed display on the ball, as he never looked fussed when in possession. A great focal point for his team to channel their attacks through, and did well at keeping the ball under pressure. Outdid Pirlo at his own game.
Distributed the ball simply and effectively, and his decision making was key in keeping the Fiorentina attack ticking. Disciplined in tracking back and covering when not on the ball.
Probably the coolest player on the ball tonight, as his trickery on the flanks was a nightmare for Juve to deal with. He played an instrumental role in setting up a few great chances for his team. Also, in his own half of the field, he popped up in the right place at the right time to snuff out a few Juve chances.
Injected some energy into the hosts’ attack. He picked his moments to surge forward very well and was difficult to halt once in full flight. However, his shooting left a lot to be desired.
For the first half hour he was isolated an anonymous in attack, but he grew into the game as time progressed. Crashed a strong header off the bar and nodded another effort just wide in the second half, as his runs from deep often went unnoticed by the Juve defense.
Isolated for long spells, and did not fare well when on the ball either. Dragged a finish wide from a position where he really should have scored, and was booked for a dive after going down too easily in a tussle with Chiellini. Looked more dangerous in the second half though, as he adopted better attacking positions.
Not often tested despite the home side's dominance. Looked to have his posts covered on a few long-range efforts that went off target.
Not the sturdiest of performers in defence as he was beaten a few times by opposing fullback Manuel Pasqual, who was able to get past him with sheer pace.
Looked a little shaky in the first half, but improved as things went on the make a relatively strong finish to the game, despite Fiorentina’s late surge.
Generally able to keep a handle on things, and stepped forward to good effect to curtail the effectiveness of Ljajic whenever he looked to drop deep. Good show in the air as well, winning his fair share of headers.
A solid first half was almost undone when he allowed Ljajic to beat him for pace and strength at the end of the first half, with only the Serbian’s profligacy sparing his blushes.
Did not get forward as much as he would have liked, but he was sound and energetic in defending his flank, and tracked into the box to cover to good effect when danger lurked in a more central position.
Defensively he was sound in the first half, tracking back well and winning the ball, particularly one last-ditch challenge to take the ball off Ljajic’s toes deep inside the area. But he faded after the break, and was terrible offensively throughout, as many of his passes forward were intercepted.
Not able to stamp his authority on the match in his usual manner, as there was not a lot of movement in front for him to facilitate. However, his awareness and experience came to the fore when mopping up and defending at the edge of his own box.
Offered nothing noticeable to his team’s cause. Appeared rather lightweight as Fiorentina was able to bypass him often, and rather useless when going forward. Mediocre at best today.
Did not contribute anything for his team in attack, as he failed to make any meaningful runs or touches on the ball whenever his team was in possession. Hauled off for Vucinic in the second half after an ineffective display.
The lone offensive spark for Juve in the first half. He was afforded space to drop deep and receive the ball, and his dribbling from such a position caused Fiorentina problems. Faded as the second half wore on.