Could hardly help the Juventus goal, and did what was expected with the otherwise routine tasks required of him.
Came close to converting Torino's - and the game's - best chance of the first half from a set-piece. Not much to speak of offensively, but he did put in a good shift in his own half.
Draped himself around Carlos Tevez on the corner that led to the goal, but was unable to stop the forward from getting a header in, though he may have been offside.
He was rather hit or miss out wide, as he found it hard to fashion an opening for his side. But like Danilo D'Ambrosio on the opposite flank, he was very diligent defensively.
A real rock right at the heart of the Torino defence, mopping up danger without a moment's hesitation. His clearing header to deny Tevez the ball from inside the six yard box was particularly important.
Had a very speculative effort at goal from near the halfway line that predictably failed to worry Gianluigi Buffon. Otherwise, he did his job well at the back.
Though he expended a lot of fuel chasing play around the pitch, the game still seemed to pass him by on occasion. Did not really have an effect on the final result.
After a shaky start where he coughed up possession like a bad cold, the midfielder steadied himself to erect a formidable barrier in front of his defence, breaking up play with impunity.
O. El Kaddouri
Took the brunt of the aggression from Juve's committed midfield, but to his credit, he never stopped trying to drive the ball forward. He also managed to draw two yellow cards, one for Claudio Marchisio and one for Paul Pogba. Faded badly in the second half though.
His major contribution of the first half was to leave Sebastian Giovinco with a painful reminder of his stud size, with a late challenge that earned him a yellow card. Contributed little otherwise.
Though he flashed one free kick agonizingly wide of the top corner, he was otherwise a little lethargic on and off the ball, though in fairness his service was lacking.
Barely had a meaningful touch of the ball all game long as Torino created almost nothing in the way of chances.
His usual indomitable self at the back, first to every ball, and not allowing the opposition forwards an inch of useable space.
Virtually unbeatable in the air, as he showed a real nose for the ball on set plays and longs punts forward - as shown by his glancing header which led to the only goal. Like the rest of the defence, he was spot on in his tasks.
Went about his business in a confident manner, marshalling the defence well and communicating with the rest of the backline regularly. No slip-ups from him today.
Motored up and down the right flank, and though his final ball was found wanting, he still showed plenty of appetite for getting involved in the build-up play.
Picked up a yellow card for a sliding challenge and could thank his lucky stars that he did not see a second booking for an identical infraction. Otherwise, he was his usual bundle of activity.
Looked completely up for the blood and thunder of the derby, refusing to surrender an inch in midfield. Played a strong part in closing out the game in the second half.
Provided a lot of energy out in wide areas, but could not come up with the end product to help his side in attack, despite being presented with a few opportunities to do so.
Never lost his poise in midfield, helping out admirably in his own half and proving efficient, if not overly dynamic, on the ball in attack. He struck the all-important goal in the second half with a close range finish from a corner to give his side the points and derby bragging rights yet again.
A more reliable option up front than the embattled Sebastian Giovinco, as his touch and tenacity made him a solid outlet for the home side. Worked hard to close out the game late on.
Took a bit of a battering from the physical Torino defence, and he could not shake that off, as his offensive contributions were severely stymied. Shot his one great opening straight at the keeper from point blank range.