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1 vs 2
Played
September 25, 2013 7:45 PM BST
Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi — Verona
Referee:‬ A. De Marco‎
Attendance:‬ 20000‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Chievo 1-2 Juventus

Goal took in the action at Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi, where the lethargic Italian champions came from behind to clinch a lucky away win in controversial circumstances

By Keeghann Sinanan

  • Christian Puggioni
    17
    4
    4.00

    Christian Puggioni

    Unfortunate to concede on both occasions and was very assured between the posts otherwise.

  • Alessandro Bernardini
    5
    9
    2.00

    Alessandro Bernardini

    Gave a good account of himself in defence, working well in tandem with the rest of the backline to snuff out the danger from the opposition. However, he was desperately unfortunate to slide the ball into his own net on a full-stretch attempt at a clearance.

  • Claiton Dos Santos
    9
    3
    3.00

    Claiton Dos Santos

    A very strong game in defence, as he was always tight on the likes of Quagliarella, and made it difficult for Juve to get a sight on goal.

  • Bostjan Cesar
    9
    2
    3.00

    Bostjan Cesar

    Hardly put a foot wrong at the back, using his feet, head and anything else to prevent the ball from reaching its target in the box.

  • Gennaro Sardo
    10
    2
    3.50

    Gennaro Sardo

    Performed well on the right side of the hosts' defence, tracking Peluso well and showing a safety first approach.

  • Boukary Dramé
    8
    4
    2.50

    Boukary Dramé

    Very aggressive on Isla out wide, and though he did see yellow for clipping the Juve man, his tenacity was a big reason that the visitors did not find much joy down that side of the pitch.

  • Simone Bentivoglio
    6
    4
    2.50

    Simone Bentivoglio

    Kept his poise remarkably well to pounce on a poor Gianluigi Buffon clearance and slide a neat pass into Cyril Thereau for Chievo's first half opener. On the periphery of the game otherwise.

  • Marcelo Estigarribia
    12
    3
    2.50

    Marcelo Estigarribia

    Had one or two openings where he was able to put in a decent delivery on the left, but generally, it was a game of minimal impact from him.

  • Luca Rigoni
    9
    4
    3.00

    Luca Rigoni

    Clogged up play effectively in the centre of the park, showing no hesitation to put a tackle in or sit deep to close off avenues at the top of the box.

  • Alberto Paloschi
    15
    2
    3.00

    Alberto Paloschi

    Mostly found it hard to manufacture space for himself, and even his attempts to drift wide usually went unheeded. Another unlucky player for the home side, seeing his rebounded goal incorrectly chalked off for offside.

  • Cyril Thereau
    11
    4
    4.00

    Cyril Thereau

    Slid home an excellent finish for Chievo's goal, and was very intelligent with his use of the ball throughout.

Substitutions

  • Ivan Radovanovic
    4
    5
    2.00

    Ivan Radovanovic

    Added nothing positive to his side's endeavors on the pitch.

  • Matteo Ardemagni
    4
    4
    2.50

    Matteo Ardemagni

    Could not get many meaningful touches on the ball in his relatively short spell on the pitch.

  • Gianluigi Buffon
    48
    91
    1.50

    Gianluigi Buffon Flop of the Match

    A dreadful clearance saw Chievo get the ball in a position to score the opener, and he also spilled a shot badly into the path of Paloschi to score, but on that occasion, he was bailed out by a bogus offside call. A bundle of nerves throughout and one of his worst games for a long while.

  • Giorgio Chiellini
    79
    9
    3.00

    Giorgio Chiellini

    Was his typically uncompromising self at the back, putting in a number of successful tackles, and marshalling the opposition forwards well.

  • Angelo Ogbonna
    75
    18
    3.00

    Angelo Ogbonna

    Showed good pace to chase down the likes of Paloschi on the counter, and did little wrong on the night.

  • Federico Peluso
    36
    54
    2.50

    Federico Peluso

    Offered his side little in the way of enterprise or directness out wide, and as a result, Juve's penetration and general attacking threat suffered.

  • Andrea Barzagli
    93
    4
    3.50

    Andrea Barzagli

    Largely impeccable at the back, reading the game well and making the defensive plays that his side needed when Chievo broke forward.

  • Paul Pogba
    174
    6
    4.00

    Paul Pogba Top of the Match

    Drifted out wide to great effect to put a few choice deliveries into the box, with two such balls setting up the events of both of his side's goals. A menace in the middle as well, breaking up play and driving Juve forward.

  • Claudio Marchisio
    87
    16
    3.00

    Claudio Marchisio

    Had a solid defensive game throughout, but really started to contribute in an attacking sense in the second half, threatening regularly from the top of the box.

  • Andrea Pirlo
    69
    26
    3.00

    Andrea Pirlo

    Found it hard to prise open the opposition in the face of a determined rearguard effort from Chievo. Lost the ball once or twice under pressure in the second half as he began to tire.

  • Mauricio Isla
    32
    57
    2.00

    Mauricio Isla

    A forgettable game for Mauricio Isla, as his defending was weak and passive, while he messed up possession multiple times on the ball.

  • Fernando Llorente
    77
    27
    2.00

    Fernando Llorente

    For a man of his stature and reputation, he was rather disappointing in the air, failing to get a good connection on the multiple headed chances that fell his way. Still finding his feet in Italian football.

  • Fabio Quagliarella
    103
    9
    3.50

    Fabio Quagliarella

    More dynamic and hungry than his strike partner Fernando Llorente, but most of his endeavours led him down dead ends, as the defence was able to thwart him. However, his tenacity was rewarded with a goal on the rebound to bring Juve level at the start of the second half.

Substitutions

  • Stephan Lichtsteiner
    76
    7
    3.00

    Stephan Lichtsteiner

    Gave a more assured display on the right flank than Mauricio Isla, proving more careful on the ball.

  • Carlos Tévez
    93
    5
    3.00

    Carlos Tévez

    Provided his side with a welcome respite up front, as his willingness to run with the ball kept pressure away from his side's goal.

Results
 
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