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October 6, 2013 7:45 PM BST
Juventus Stadium — Torino
Referee:‬ G. Rocchi‎
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Player Ratings: Juventus 3-2 AC Milan

Goal rates the players on show as goals from Andrea Pirlo, Sebastian Giovinco and Giorgio Chiellini help the Bianconeri to keep up the pressure on table-topping Roma

By Max Bentley

  • Gianluigi Buffon
    203
    59
    3.50

    Gianluigi Buffon

    The Juventus No.1 was reliable when called upon but could do nothing to prevent either Muntari strike.

  • Giorgio Chiellini
    286
    36
    3.50

    Giorgio Chiellini Top of the Match

    A top performance at both ends of the pitch. He won the majority of his duels with the Milan forwards and scored what proved to be the winner with an instinctive finish.

  • Andrea Barzagli
    174
    45
    3.00

    Andrea Barzagli

    Was unfortunate to see Muntari's shot deflect off him and beyond Buffon for Milan's second goal but, overall, he performed well to keep Matri at bay.

  • Leonardo Bonucci
    142
    68
    3.00

    Leonardo Bonucci

    Was perhaps fortunate not to be sent off when he appeared to push his forehead into Robinho's. Aside from that incident, he turned in a fine defensive display to kepe the Brazilian quiet.

  • Claudio Marchisio
    137
    88
    2.50

    Claudio Marchisio

    Struggled to exert his influence on the game and lacked that creative edge.

  • Simone Padoin
    72
    143
    2.50

    Simone Padoin

    Failed to make the most of a rare start and offered little going forward from right wing-back.

  • Andrea Pirlo
    319
    31
    3.50

    Andrea Pirlo

    His accurate range of passing and set pieces were key to the win, with one trademark free kick drawing Juventus level and another striking the bar before being followed up by Chiellini for the crucial third goal.

  • Kwadwo Asamoah
    230
    36
    3.00

    Kwadwo Asamoah

    Impressive performance from the Ghanaian, who always looked a threat when cutting inside from the left wing.

  • Arturo Vidal
    192
    48
    3.00

    Arturo Vidal

    The Chilean was uncharacteristically sloppy in possession in the first half but his passing and vision set up many promising Juventus attacks, one of which led to Giovinco's goal.

  • Carlos Tévez
    269
    40
    3.50

    Carlos Tévez

    The Argentine's movement, dropping off the centre backs and moving out wide, caused all sorts of problems for the Milan defence. His mazy dribble won the free kick from which Pirlo converted.

  • Fabio Quagliarella
    105
    105
    2.50

    Fabio Quagliarella

    The striker failed to add to his goal in midweek and missed a sitter when he blazed over from close range. Was unsurprisingly subbed for Giovinco.

Substitutions

  • Paul Pogba
    251
    64
    3.50

    Paul Pogba

    Gave Juventus more attacking options when he was introduced at right wing-back, although he was at fault for Muntari's 90th-minute goal.

  • Sebastian Giovinco
    334
    27
    4.00

    Sebastian Giovinco

    The 'Atomic Ant' made a telling contribution from the bench, netting a fine goal just one minute and 48 seconds after coming on.

  • Fernando Llorente
    179
    44

    Fernando Llorente

    Came on for the last few minutes and had little time to make an impact.

  • Christian Abbiati
    56
    169
    3.00

    Christian Abbiati

    Made some smart saves to deny Asamoah and Chiellini but should perhaps have done better to prevent Pirlo's first half free kick.

  • Philippe Mexes
    60
    268
    2.00

    Philippe Mexes Flop of the Match

    Was fortunate the referee didn't send him off for a swipe on Chiellini. However, he was later dismissed after a poor challenge and dissent.

  • Cristian Zapata
    58
    141
    2.50

    Cristian Zapata

    The Colombian centre-back struggled to deal Tevez's movement although he did often get back to make several crucial challenges.

  • Ignazio Abate
    115
    86
    3.00

    Ignazio Abate

    Was Milan's brightest defensive performer. His pace and good reading of play diffused many promising Juventus attacks.

  • Kevin Constant
    56
    136
    2.50

    Kevin Constant

    Provided a useful attacking outlet from left-back but struggled with Tevez's dribbling when the Argentine drifted out to the right.

  • Sulley Muntari
    293
    66
    4.00

    Sulley Muntari

    His instinctive effort gave Milan the dream start after just 20 seconds. He added a second late on with a deflected strike after dispossessing Pogba excellently.

  • Riccardo Montolivo
    152
    104
    3.50

    Riccardo Montolivo

    Flourished in an advanced midfield role and was Milan's most creative outlet.

  • Nigel De Jong
    181
    60
    3.00

    Nigel De Jong

    Showed his tenacity to break up Juventus attacks in front of the Milan back four. He will miss the game against Udinese after picking up a fourth yellow card of the season.

  • Antonio Nocerino
    55
    154
    2.50

    Antonio Nocerino

    Worked tirelessly in the midfield but struggled to show his quality despite claiming the assist for Muntari's opener.

  • Robinho
    57
    205
    2.00

    Robinho

    An anonymous performance from the Brazilian who was well contained by Barzagli.

  • Alessandro Matri
    47
    244
    2.00

    Alessandro Matri

    His search for his first Milan goal continues after he was marked out of the game effectively by Bonucci and Chiellini.

Substitutions

  • Cristian Zaccardo
    36
    106

    Cristian Zaccardo

    Came on to make up the defensive numbers after Mexes' dismissal.

  • Andrea Poli
    130
    45

    Andrea Poli

    Was introduced in the 86th minute and had little time to make an impression.

  • M'Baye Niang
    97
    77

    M'Baye Niang

    Came on in the hope of giving Milan an extra attacking dimension. However, he found it difficult to force his way into the game.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Ciro Immobile Ciro Immobile
Striker
Torino
20 0
Luca Toni Luca Toni
Striker
Hellas Verona
18 2
Carlos Tévez Carlos Tévez
Striker
Juventus
18 1
Gonzalo Higuaín Gonzalo Higuaín
Striker
Napoli
17 5
Rodrigo Palacio Rodrigo Palacio
Striker
Inter
15 0