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February 5, 2011 7:45 PM GMT
Stadio Sant'Elia — Cagliari
Referee:‬ G. Rocchi‎
Attendance:‬ 14000‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Cagliari 1-3 Juventus

Goal.com rates the players on show at the Stadio Sant'Elia...

By David Schiavone

  • Michael Agazzi
    17
    29
    2.50

    Michael Agazzi

    Made an excellent early save to deny Marchisio and another from an Aquilani long range effort. Should have done much better for Matri's opener and was beaten by an 18 yard header. Was apprehensive for most of the match.

  • Francesco Pisano
    10
    18
    3.00

    Francesco Pisano

    Bombed forward but came up against a black and white wall. Left plenty of space in behind him which Marchisio exploited.

  • Michele Canini
    9
    18
    2.50

    Michele Canini

    Brilliant recovery tackle on Marchisio after the midfield took the ball past him and into the penalty area. But his foul on Toni which resulted in the disallowed goal essentially changed the game

  • Davide Astori
    10
    19
    2.50

    Davide Astori

    Allowed Matri too much room for his second and was burned for the first.

  • Alessandro Agostini
    8
    18
    0.00

    Alessandro Agostini

    Taken off early on with an injury.

  • Davide Biondini
    11
    18
    3.00

    Davide Biondini

    Found life difficult on the right side as Marchisio was inspired and Chiellini was also dominant. He couldn't get a hold of the game.

  • Daniele Conti
    14
    19
    3.00

    Daniele Conti

    Sat infront of the defence and helped to keep Martinez reasonably quiet

  • Radja Nainggolan
    9
    21
    3.00

    Radja Nainggolan

    Early shot well stopped by Buffon. Had a willingness to get forward and support attacks. Taken off just before half time with ankle injury.

  • Andrea Cossu
    48
    12
    3.50

    Andrea Cossu

    Fired wide within the first 10 minutes. Causing problems down Juve's right side and swung in an excellent cross for Aquafresca's goal. The main attacking threat for the home side.

  • Andrea Lazzari
    14
    32
    2.50

    Andrea Lazzari Flop of the Match

    Had a tough time against Bonucci and Chiellini. He never really made any inroads and was forced into the middle.

  • Robert Acquafresca
    37
    19
    3.00

    Robert Acquafresca

    Offered little threat and was handled with ease by both Juve centre backs in the first half. Managed to escape the clutches of Bonucci in the second to grab his goal.

Substitutions

  • Lorenzo Ariaudo
    26
    14
    3.00

    Lorenzo Ariaudo

    Beaten for pace time and time again by Krasic and earned a yellow for a silly foul on the winger.

  • Simone Missiroli
    10
    12
    3.00

    Simone Missiroli

    Busy in the middle, but did not have the same thrust going forward as the man he replaced. Found Melo and Aquilani was too much for him.

  • Nenê
    12
    16
    3.00

    Nenê

    Unlucky to have a good goal chopped off.

  • Gianluigi Buffon
    238
    129
    2.50

    Gianluigi Buffon

    Missed a freekick, came for a corner and got stuck in no mans land. An unsteady performance from the usually reliable keeper.

  • Frederik Sorensen
    238
    102
    2.50

    Frederik Sorensen

    His lack of pace was shown up by Cossu and he allowed the forward far too much room far too often.

  • Leonardo Bonucci
    321
    15
    3.00

    Leonardo Bonucci

    Excellent performance from the youngster. Kept Acquafresca quiet in the opening period, but will be disappointed with the goal as he let the striker get away from him.

  • Andrea Barzagli
    380
    12
    3.00

    Andrea Barzagli

    Spent a lot of time helping out Sorensen, but on the whole dealt with Acquafresca when needed and stopped Cossu as well.

  • Giorgio Chiellini
    500
    20
    3.00

    Giorgio Chiellini

    He could be the answer to Juve's problems at left back after a performance like this. Up and down the left side all match, provided an assist for Matri's second.

  • Milos Krasic
    284
    66
    3.00

    Milos Krasic

    Drifted in and out of the match. His pace worried Ariaudo but he did not exploit it enough. Though he did play a nice ball for the opener.

  • Felipe Melo
    336
    36
    3.00

    Felipe Melo

    The midfield enforcer. Allowed Conti little room and dominated Missiroli upon his introduction.

  • Alberto Aquilani
    318
    28
    3.00

    Alberto Aquilani

    Took up some good positions and had one long range effort palmed away by Agazzi. Denied space by Conti which hampered his game a little.

  • Claudio Marchisio
    450
    13
    3.00

    Claudio Marchisio

    Excellent coming in from the left side. Had an effort early on that was saved well, but always found space and troubled Canini, while taking advantage of Pisano's attacking tendencies.

  • J. Martínez
    155
    177
    2.50

    J. Martínez

    Flick round for Marti's goal was his major contribution. He was fairly quiet and his match was summed up when he tried to deliver a cross and sliced it badly.

  • Alessandro Matri
    812
    11
    3.50

    Alessandro Matri Top of the Match

    Magnificent return to the Sant'Elia for the former Cagliari man. Bagged a brace and really should have had a freekick. His refusal to celebrate will have gone down well with the home fans.

Substitutions

  • Mohamed Lamine Sissoko
    301
    35
    3.00

    Mohamed Lamine Sissoko

    Brought on to tighten up the midfield and did just that.

  • Luca Toni
    561
    15
    3.00

    Luca Toni

    Showed magnificent neck strength to head home from 18 yards.

  • Alessandro Del Piero
    493
    23
    3.00

    Alessandro Del Piero

    Provided the assist for Toni's header and had a couple of long range efforts.

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