M. De Sanctis
Beaten by three good finishes on the night as his defense went walkabout just when it appeared that their side was going to record a vital victory. Could maybe have left his line quicker for Estigarribia’s goal, but the Paraguayan’s touch was too good for him.
Seemed to catch Vidal with a dangerous tackle, but the referee waved play on as he approached the game in his usual bustling style. He couldn’t keep up with the pace of the Juve attacks in the second half though, and was replaced by Fernandez late on.
Too often left backpedaling as Estigarribia and Vucinic both patrolled the left side well after the break. The Argentine has been in excellent form of late, but he didn’t really cover himself in glory tonight.
Booked early on for a wild tackle, but it didn’t curtail his all-action approach thereafter. Got forward to ask questions of left back Chiellini and deliver some important crosses, but then wasn’t always up to the task when the boot was on the other foot. His tackle on Pirlo opened the space for Pandev’s first.
Did a good job of charging forward to force Lichtsteiner back into his own half when possible in the first half, and he continued to ask questions late on as the Swiss struggled when already on a yellow card. Replaced by Dossena near the end.
Found it difficult to gain any kind of hold over Matri in their battle up front, and Juve’s increased presence in the middle eventually counted. Too slow to react to difficulties at times as Napoli squandered its healthy lead.
One of the guilty parties entering the area too quickly when Napoli’s first penalty was ruled out, but he and Gargano ran the midfield in the first half. Didn’t have nearly as much command in the second though, as Vidal and Pirlo got on top to help Juve to an almighty turnaround.
Ran tirelessly all night, and in the opening half it looked set to help his side to a win. Before the break he was the main reason Juve’s midfield couldn’t lay any kind of platform, and while they go back into it in the second 45, it couldn’t be counted as a black mark against the Uruguayan.
Stepped up to finish the penalty coolly, but when it came to the retake he didn’t have quite the same nerve. Made up for it just seven minutes later by heading home the opener, and but for a couple of important late interceptions he may have laid on more late on as he drove forward with great gusto.
Won the penalty by driving into the slightest of spaces beyond Pirlo and was the main architect behind most of what Napoli did well on the night. He seemed to benefit from his time off over the weekend, running with great energy all night.
Booked after taking one of the most elaborate dives you’re ever likely to witness, but he mopped up a loose ball by firing low past Buffon to double Napoli’s lead just before half-time. But if his first was clinical, his second was sublime, earning a standing ovation as he was replaced by Santana.
Left exposed by a poor defense at times, he couldn’t really be blamed for any of the four efforts which beat him.
Gave up a lot of easy space at times in the first half, but seemed much more assured in the final hour of the game. Seemed to be a little ill at ease with the movement of Napoli’s front three on occasion.
Turned in perhaps his worst display in a Juventus shirt. Off the pace, regularly out of position, and left flatfooted by the simplest of touches, he was nowhere to be seen as Pandev bagged his first, and then his slip gifted the Macedonian a second.
After a first-half yellow card, he occasionally stood off his man too much, and was completely fooled by Lavezzi at one point. Should have held his run as he was caught offside from Pirlo’s ball over the top as Juve chased the game, but then ended up lucky to stay on the pitch after a number of reckless fouls.
Got a large percentage of clean tackles in, but was somewhat wasted at left back as the center halves struggled inside him. Should arguably have leveled just before Pepe’s equalizer but hit his shot straight at De Sanctis.
Ran into a few too many cul-de-sacs on the whole, and might have been better off crossing instead of aiming for goal when put in by Pirlo in the first half. He did find the net in the second period though, poking bravely past the onrushing De Sanctis to put his side back in the contest.
Was busy firefighting as Napoli got on top in the first half, but came out with positive intent after the break, playing a superb ball into the channel for Matri to score. Booked for his clash with Inler just before the hour mark, but it didn’t stop him forcing the issue further after the break, leading the charge as Juve earned an unlikely point.
Committed the foul which led to Napoli’s penalty, and found time on the ball difficult to come by early on. His hesitation in the tackle also led to Napoli’s second, but he gained a foothold after the break, returning to his usual pedestal as Juve’s beating heart.
He may have been strangely subdued in the first period, but he popped up when it mattered, seizing on a loose ball to drive forward and fire home the equalizer Juve arguably deserved on its second-half showing. Substituted soon after by Pazienza.
Not really in the game for long spells, he became an important part of Juve’s fightback due to his intelligent running up against a legless Napoli back line. Will be disappointed he didn’t get in on the scoring action again though, and remains on just two goals so far for the club.
Didn’t get nearly as much service as at other times this season, and his frustration showed late in the first half when hacking down Gargano. He was back on form after the break, side-footing home from Vidal’s sublime pass to halve the deficit as Juve began its fightback, and his movement had Napoli’s back four running for cover.
- 30 M. Storari
- 11 P. De Ceglie
Given only five minutes to shine against his old side.
- 27 M. Krasić
- 24 E. Giaccherini
A. Del Piero
Came on for the last two minutes of injury time to mark his 700th club appearance
Another ex-Napoli man given a few minutes of action at the end.