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0 vs 1
Played
September 29, 2013 11:30 AM BST
Stadio Olimpico di Torino — Torino
Referee:‬ P. Mazzoleni‎
Attendance:‬ 18982‎
 
 
Paul Pogba 54′
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Torino 0-1 Juventus

Goal took in the derby action at Stadio Olimpico, where Paul Pogba's goal in the second half gave the Bianconeri all three points and shot them back up the Serie A standings

By Keeghann Sinanan

  • Daniele Padelli
    22
    3
    3.00

    Daniele Padelli

    Could hardly help the Juventus goal, and did what was expected with the otherwise routine tasks required of him.

  • Danilo D'Ambrosio
    13
    4
    3.00

    Danilo D'Ambrosio

    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.

  • Emiliano Moretti
    8
    5
    3.00

    Emiliano Moretti

    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.

  • Matteo Darmian
    3
    9
    2.50

    Matteo Darmian

    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.

  • Guillermo Rodriguez
    7
    5
    3.00

    Guillermo Rodriguez

    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.

  • Kamil Glik
    14
    8
    3.00

    Kamil Glik

    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.

  • Giuseppe Vives
    8
    4
    3.00

    Giuseppe Vives

    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.

  • Omar El Kaddouri
    9
    7
    2.00

    Omar 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.

  • Alessio Cerci
    21
    3
    3.00

    Alessio Cerci

    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.

  • Matteo Brighi
    1
    9
    2.50

    Matteo Brighi

    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.

  • Ciro Immobile
    11
    29
    2.00

    Ciro Immobile Flop of the Match

    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.

Substitutions

  • Salvatore Masiello
    5
    3
    3.00

    Salvatore Masiello

    Provided a serviceable job in defence, replacing Rodriguez for the second half. Looked a little short of pace at times, though.

  • Riccardo Meggiorini
    3
    6
    2.50

    Riccardo Meggiorini

    Could not provide any kind of offensive input for the home side, as the match drifted beyond his reach.

  • Gianluigi Buffon
    78
    4
    3.00

    Gianluigi Buffon

    Barely had a meaningful touch of the ball all game long as Torino created almost nothing in the way of chances.

  • Giorgio Chiellini
    95
    2
    3.50

    Giorgio Chiellini

    His usual indomitable self at the back, first to every ball, and not allowing the opposition forwards an inch of useable space.

  • Andrea Barzagli
    87
    4
    3.00

    Andrea Barzagli

    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.

  • Leonardo Bonucci
    92
    4
    3.50

    Leonardo Bonucci

    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.

  • Stephan Lichtsteiner
    67
    15
    3.00

    Stephan Lichtsteiner

    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.

  • Paul Pogba
    153
    6
    4.00

    Paul Pogba

    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.

  • Claudio Marchisio
    72
    15
    3.00

    Claudio Marchisio

    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.

  • Kwadwo Asamoah
    82
    9
    3.50

    Kwadwo Asamoah

    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.

  • Arturo Vidal
    89
    6
    3.00

    Arturo Vidal

    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.

  • Carlos Tévez
    152
    9
    4.00

    Carlos Tévez Top of the Match

    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.

  • Sebastian Giovinco
    44
    44
    2.00

    Sebastian Giovinco

    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.

Substitutions

  • Simone Padoin
    44
    20
    3.00

    Simone Padoin

    Helped to solidify the left flank in the closing stages.

  • Mirko Vučinić
    60
    11
    3.00

    Mirko Vučinić

    Hardly had a touch in his short spell on the pitch as, by the time he arrived, Juve's focus has shifted to protecting their narrow lead.

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