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October 2, 2013 7:45 PM BST
Juventus Stadium — Torino
Referee:‬ V. Kassai‎
Attendance:‬ 33466‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Juventus 2-2 Galatasaray

Goal takes a look at all on display at Juventus Stadium as Roberto Mancini sees his new side steal a point at the death in a topsy-turvy affair

By Harry Slavin

  • Gianluigi Buffon
    34
    83
    3.00

    Gianluigi Buffon

    Kept Drogba at bay in the first half with a smart stop but was perhaps a little rash when he rushed out for the Ivorian's opener. A disappointing evening though where he was beaten twice with not a lot else to do.

  • Giorgio Chiellini
    30
    82
    2.50

    Giorgio Chiellini

    Struggled to deal with the presence of Galatasaray's front man and was also shown up for pace by the rapid Bruma on a number of occasions. Not his usual commanding self.

  • Leonardo Bonucci
    19
    128
    1.50

    Leonardo Bonucci Flop of the Match

    Produced an awful mistake that allowed Drogba in to open the scoring and never really recovered. Couldn't handle the former Chelsea man and was hauled off for Llorente as Juve chased the game.

  • Stephan Lichtsteiner
    36
    69
    2.50

    Stephan Lichtsteiner

    Was deployed as more of an attacker in the first half and found space behind the back four multiple times, only to see his delivery let him down. Subbed at the break due to a knock.

  • Andrea Barzagli
    51
    59
    2.50

    Andrea Barzagli

    Part of the back trio that were rag-dolled by Drogba all evening. Barzagli was perhaps unlucky not to keep out the first effort but was beaten all to easily in the air on several occasions, a big part in Galatasaray's second goal.

  • Paul Pogba
    75
    60
    3.00

    Paul Pogba

    The usual tricks and flicks didn't stick for the Frenchman tonight as he ended up on his backside a couple of times in the opening period. Produced a much more intelligent and driven display in the second half however.

  • Andrea Pirlo
    93
    47
    3.00

    Andrea Pirlo

    Struggled to get any sort of rhythm going with his deliveries in the opening period and his lack of consistency saw the home side create few chances. Inevitably though played his part with an inch-perfect cross for the second goal.

  • Kwadwo Asamoah
    89
    33
    3.00

    Kwadwo Asamoah

    His pace caused Albert Riera problems all evening and was perhaps unlucky on a few occasions not to pick up decisions when his pace had clearly undone defenders.

  • Arturo Vidal
    107
    28
    3.00

    Arturo Vidal

    While dynamic as ever, the Chilean got frustrated along with a lot of his team-mates and began to take a number of wayward shots. Kept his cool however to dispatch the penalty.

  • Carlos Tévez
    94
    32
    3.00

    Carlos Tévez

    A bullish performance as the Argentine showed tenacity in getting to loose balls and constantly looking for the breakthrough. Didn't play a big part in either goal but his contribution throughout allowed the comeback to happen.

  • Mirko Vučinić
    37
    71
    3.00

    Mirko Vučinić

    The Montenegrin picked up an injury early on and had to subbed after pulling up with what looked like a hamstring problem.

Substitutions

  • Mauricio Isla
    24
    99
    2.50

    Mauricio Isla

    Came on for the effective Lichsteiner after the full-back picked up an injury but struggled to replicate his team-mate's performance.

  • Fernando Llorente
    96
    33
    3.00

    Fernando Llorente

    Made his presence known in the area and finally gave Pirlo and others a target in the box.

  • Fabio Quagliarella
    163
    28
    4.00

    Fabio Quagliarella Top of the Match

    Question marks over whether he made the most of the foul for the penalty kick. Nonetheless he was in the right place at the right time to put the Bianconeri in front, albeit briefly.

  • Néstor Muslera Micol
    60
    7
    3.00

    Néstor Muslera Micol

    Picked the ball out of his net twice, yet despite the number of shots the Italians managed, the Uruguayan actually had very few decent stops to make.

  • Aurélien Chedjou Fongang
    52
    7
    3.50

    Aurélien Chedjou Fongang

    Juventus attacked in the numbers down the wings but when the balls came into the middle, Chedjou and his central defensive partner were there to swat them away more often than not.

  • Hakan Balta
    42
    6
    3.50

    Hakan Balta

    A very assured display, coping well until the latter stages where fatigue and the presence of Llorente finally gave Juventus a different attacking option that eventually reaped some reward.

  • Semih Kaya
    39
    8
    3.00

    Semih Kaya

    Lasted all of 25 minutes when a clash with Vucinic saw his game cut short by injury.

  • Emmanuel Eboue
    47
    12
    3.50

    Emmanuel Eboue

    Looked strong in defence, showing good aerial ability and preventing crosses reaching the area time and again with well-timed challenges or decent blocks.

  • Felipe Melo
    61
    12
    3.50

    Felipe Melo

    A confident display in midfield from the Brazilian who was happy to stretch his legs and get forward in attack when appropriate too, although the less said about his sole effort during the game, the better.

  • Selçuk İnan
    38
    10
    3.00

    Selçuk İnan

    Partnered Melo in the middle but sat back and allowed his Brazilian team-mate to make the most of attacking opportunities. Gave Pirlo perhaps more space than Mancini would have hoped at the beginning of the game.

  • Wesley Sneijder
    42
    34
    2.50

    Wesley Sneijder

    A very subdued performance from the Dutchman who didn't link at all well with Drogba and left the Ivorian to lead the attack single-handedly. One wayward effort high and wide was all he had to show for a poor night's work.

  • Riera
    35
    12
    3.00

    Riera

    Slotted in at left-back but performed admirably in his defensive duties. Tured rapidly in the second half though after being given the run-around by Lichtsteiner in the first.

  • Didier Drogba
    187
    14
    4.00

    Didier Drogba

    The Ivorian gave a masterclass in how to lead an attacking line by yourself. Could have already had one when he gave Galatasaray the lead and showed his aerial prowess to set up the second.

  • Bruma
    73
    8
    3.50

    Bruma

    Gave the Juventus defence a constant headache with his pace and direct running. Chose the wrong option on occasions when a better, or even slightly quicker pass, could have created game-winning opportunities.

Substitutions

  • Gökhan Zan
    34
    8
    3.00

    Gökhan Zan

    Came on in defence for the injured Kaya and formed a solid partnership with Chedjou as Juventus struggled to break down their opponents until the very late stages of the game.

  • Umut Bulut
    60
    9
    3.50

    Umut Bulut

    Took his goal brilliantly, slotting the first time effort beyond Buffon and was almost played through for a second in stoppage time.

  • Nordin Amrabat
    27
    16
    2.50

    Nordin Amrabat

    Was hugely unlucky to concede the penalty but it was a rash movement to make in the peanlty area and he left the referee with little choice.

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