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4 vs 1
Played
August 31, 2013 7:45 PM BST
Juventus Stadium — Torino
Referee:‬ P. Tagliavento‎
Attendance:‬ 37919‎
 
14′ Arturo Vidal
27′ Arturo Vidal
 
 
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Juventus 4-1 Lazio

Goal rates every player as Juve make it two league wins out of two thanks to a double from Arturo Vidal alongside strikes from Mirko Vucinic and Carlos Tevez

By Max Bentley

  • Gianluigi Buffon
    147
    23
    3.00

    Gianluigi Buffon

    Was unconvincing and struggled to hold on to a series of long range shots, noticeably Hernanes's swerving effort which he parried into Klose's path, allowing him to score.

  • Giorgio Chiellini
    150
    4
    3.00

    Giorgio Chiellini

    Another solid performance from the 29-year-old, who did an excellent job in marshalling Klose. The German did get on the scoresheet but ultimately failed to get the better of the Juventus No.3.

  • Andrea Barzagli
    148
    4
    3.50

    Andrea Barzagli

    It's no surprise that Juventus had the best defensive record in Serie A last season and Barzagli showed again why he is so valuable with his excellent reading of the game and good tackling.

  • Leonardo Bonucci
    223
    2
    4.00

    Leonardo Bonucci

    Was the deepest of Juventus' central defensive trio but that did not stop him from stepping forward to execute two fantastic long balls to set up Vidal and Vucinic for their goals.

  • Stephan Lichtsteiner
    155
    7
    3.50

    Stephan Lichtsteiner

    Couldn't quite replicate his scintillating Super Cup performance but an assured display nonetheless. The Swiss wing-back's energy has ensured that he is a crucial component in Conte's formula.

  • Paul Pogba
    242
    10
    3.50

    Paul Pogba

    The France midfielder continues to shine in Marchisio's absence and on this performance, it seems unlikely the Italian will regain his starting berth. Produced a wonderful chipped reverse pass for Vidal's opener.

  • Andrea Pirlo
    156
    20
    3.00

    Andrea Pirlo

    A typical performance from the bearded wizard who helped Juventus to dominate the midfield with his intelligence and superb range of passing.

  • Kwadwo Asamoah
    138
    13
    3.00

    Kwadwo Asamoah

    Got into some promising advanced positions from left wing-back but never really looked a threat with his crossing. Was rarely exposed down his side.

  • Arturo Vidal
    313
    8
    4.50

    Arturo Vidal Top of the Match

    Five goals against Lazio now for Vidal in this calendar year alone. Showed that he is one of Europe's best box-to-box midfielders with a brilliant display of passing, tackling, close control and finishing.

  • Mirko Vučinić
    191
    16
    3.50

    Mirko Vučinić

    Seems to have thrived under the pressure of Tevez's and Llorente's arrivals. Worked his socks off up front and wasn't afraid to track back and help out the midfield. Deserved his goal.

  • Carlos Tévez
    290
    8
    4.00

    Carlos Tévez

    Continued his promising start to his Bianconeri career with a typical hard-working performance. Dragged the Lazio centre-back pairing all over the pitch and was a constant menace with his dribbling. Made it three goals in three games with a brilliant placed effort.

Substitutions

  • Angelo Ogbonna
    116
    10

    Angelo Ogbonna

    Introduced as a substitute in the final 10 minutes to add fresh legs to the defence.

  • Mauricio Isla
    127
    8

    Mauricio Isla

    Enjoyed his first minutes of the campaign but has a long way to go to push Lichtsteiner for a starting role.

  • Fabio Quagliarella
    111
    5

    Fabio Quagliarella

    Was introduced in the final ten minutes, perhaps to showcase his talent to interested clubs. Had little time to influence the game.

  • Federico Marchetti
    20
    18
    2.50

    Federico Marchetti

    Couldn't repeat his heroics from last season and was helpless to deny either of Juventus' goals. Will feel let down by his defence.

  • Stefan Radu
    6
    20
    2.00

    Stefan Radu

    The Romanian defender struggled to contain the movement of Lichtsteiner and was at fault for failing to hold the line for Vidal's second.

  • Luis Cavanda
    9
    23
    3.00

    Luis Cavanda

    Did a reasonable job against Asamoah but sometimes failed to track back. One of the few Lazio players who can take credit for his performance.

  • Diego Novaretti
    3
    25
    2.00

    Diego Novaretti

    A horrendous error from the Argentine defender to allow Vucinic to score a third Juventus goal with ease. Looked out of his depth and failed to stick with his marker on numerous occasions.

  • Lucas Biglia
    17
    21
    2.00

    Lucas Biglia

    Seems to be struggling to make the adjustment from Belgian football to Serie A. Didn't know whether to sit in front of the back four or close down Pirlo, both to which he did to minimal effect.

  • Hernanes
    17
    36
    2.00

    Hernanes

    Was a constant thorn in the Juventus defence with his neat footwork and ability to find space to shoot from distance. His swerving shot was parried by Buffon for Klose's goal. However, he did fail to track Vidal for Juventus' second and was sent off for stupidly handling the ball.

  • Alvaro Gonzalez
    3
    25
    2.00

    Alvaro Gonzalez

    An anonymous performance from the utility man who performed as a right-wing back late on. Was often found trailing in Pogba or Vidal's wake.

  • Senad Lulic
    21
    17
    2.50

    Senad Lulic

    Was effective at times down the left wing but will be disappointed with the accuracy of his crossing. Did a good job in limiting Lichtsteiner's freedom.

  • Lorik Cana
    40
    35
    1.50

    Lorik Cana Flop of the Match

    Was dominant in the air for Lazio at both ends of the pitch but was forced out of position on numerous occasions by the intelligent movement of Tevez.

  • Antonio Candreva
    40
    18
    3.00

    Antonio Candreva

    Impressive and determined showing from the former Juventus man, who caused problems with his teasing crosses and long range shooting. Didn't deserve to be on the losing side.

  • Miroslav Klose
    66
    16
    3.00

    Miroslav Klose

    Didn't have the greatest service but nonetheless took his chance when it came, showing great anticipation to react quickest to poke Hernanes' spilled shot past Buffon.

Substitutions

  • Ederson
    8
    21

    Ederson

    Was introduced as a late substitute and showed his willingness to get forward, testing Buffon with several long-range drives.

  • Cristian Ledesma
    7
    21
    2.50

    Cristian Ledesma

    Came on to shore the midfield up when Lazio were reduced to 10 men. Provided a much-needed energy boost but ultimately could do little to prevent the Biancocelesti's downfall.

  • Sergio Floccari
    10
    19

    Sergio Floccari

    Came on to give an extra dimension to the attack but due to Hernanes' dismissal, he lacked service and had little influence.

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