A very comfortable evening for the keeper, with one save from Dessena about as busy at it got.
P. De Ceglie
Revelled in the freedom afforded to him as he marauded down the left. Frightened the visitors on more than one opportunity with his dribbling.
Stood out primarily for his creative rather than defensive talents. A perfect ball over the top nearly set up Giovinco, before Bendtner should have buried his cross.
Flawless in the middle of defense, always there to stop Cagliari in their tracks on the rare occasions they ventured forward.
Continues to impress following his move from Manchester United. Strong, assured and confident in the middle, with an obvious talent for both the simple and eye-catching pass.
Great pressuring on Rossettini to force the error that opened the way for Giovinco. Used the ball well around the Cagliari area.
It was the Chilean's cross that put in motion the move that handed Juve the lead. Solid performance, even if he did not get forward as much as he would have liked.
The center back proved an able replacement for Chiellini as the first choice was rested, tackling strongly and rarely being caught out.
A frustrating evening for the on-loan striker. Missed more than one chance to break his duck for Juve, before being forced off towards the end of the first half.
A livewire for the home team, constantly probing and testing the Cagliari backline even if the final product was at times suspect. Classy finish to open the scoring.
Made a handful of key saves and had little chance to stop Giovinco's winner, as the Juventus forward advanced on goal unchallenged.
Battled without pause to keep the Turin side at bay in his own box, but flashed one effort wide at the other end that could have changed the game.
Paid dearly for a lack of concentration in his own box, as Giovinco stole in to decide proceedings with the game's only goal.
Too often caught out of position, leaving Cagliari vulnerable to the long ball over the top.
D. Del Fabro
Struggled with the movement of first Bendtner, then Matri, although the pair's lack of confidence in front of goal meant his hesitation was forgiven.
Was one of the more lively players in the Rossoblu, creating several chances that were not seized upon by his colleagues.
Given a lot of trouble by Giovinco's running from deep early on, although composed himself to improve as the game progressed.
The young Uruguayan showed flashes of his potential with some assured passing, although he looked lightweight at times in the face of fierce pressure.
A tireless display from the battling forward, but could not find the precision in front of goal to match his impressive work-rate.
Flashes of excellence from the former Atletico Nacional wonderkid, whose determined play almost allowed Pinilla a way to goal.
An all-too anonymous display from the Brazilian forward, who could not repeat his hat-trick heroics of the previous round.