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September 18, 2011 2:00 PM BST
Stadio Comunale Artemio Franchi - Montepaschi Arena — Siena
Referee:‬ P. Valeri‎
Attendance:‬ 15265‎
 
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Siena 0-1 Juventus

Antonio Conte's side go to the top of the table courtesy of their second consecutive win to start the season, thanks to Alessandro Matri's goal

  • Zeljko Brkic
    35
    32
    3.00

    Zeljko Brkic

    The Siena shot-stopper dealt comfortably with nearly everything the away side threw at him, except for the goal. A solid display marred by that one moment.

  • Claudio Terzi
    19
    31
    3.00

    Claudio Terzi

    One of Seina's better defenders on the night who often ran forward in attempt to salvage something from the game. His foul at the end prevented a very good chance for the away side.

  • Luca Rossettini
    14
    32
    3.00

    Luca Rossettini

    Like the rest of the defence, dealt rather well with the Juventus attack with the one exception of the goal. Unfortunately that incident came at the expense of any points for the home team.

  • Cristiano Del Grosso
    15
    31
    3.00

    Cristiano Del Grosso

    Sent in numerous crosses that Siena's impotent forwards failed to deal with due to some solid defending by Juve, and was better on the front foot than when asked to defend.

  • Roberto Vitiello
    17
    29
    2.50

    Roberto Vitiello

    A rather mediocre display from the 28-year-old, who struggled to cope with the home side when they pressed into Siena's territory.

  • Gaetano D'Agostino
    53
    38
    3.00

    Gaetano D'Agostino

    Siena's best player on the night. D'Agostino was to the home side what Pirlo was for Juventus, constantly driving the team forward. Deserved more from the match.

  • Alessandro Gazzi
    12
    30
    2.50

    Alessandro Gazzi

    Anonymous throughout the match with the exception of his powerful challenge on Chiellini.

  • Daniele Mannini
    22
    28
    2.50

    Daniele Mannini

    A very energetic display from the new signing, but he blasted over his team's best chance of the match.

  • Franco Brienza
    16
    29
    3.00

    Franco Brienza

    Had a great shot on goal moments after Juventus nearly grabbed a second through Vidal. Enjoyed a relatively stable game throughout.

  • Pablo González
    12
    29
    2.50

    Pablo González

    Like the rest of the Siena front line, failed to trouble the Juventus defense in any significant way, and was ultimately left frustrated.

  • Emanuele Calaiò
    13
    32
    3.00

    Emanuele Calaiò

    Perhaps Siena's best attacker on the night but not a note of distinction. He nevertheless hit the bar and attempted to change the game for his side.

Substitutions

  • Simone Vergassola
    14
    27
    3.00

    Simone Vergassola

    Came on in the 73rd minute and did little of note.

  • Paolo Grossi
    12
    29
    0.00

    Paolo Grossi

    One of Siena's first substitutes but failed to change the course of the game for Giuseppe Sannino's men.

  • Marcelo Larrondo
    17
    48
    3.00

    Marcelo Larrondo Flop of the Match

    The number nine came in for Gonzalez but was involved in more fouls than goalscoring opportunities. Perhaps the most disappointing of Siena's frontmen.

  • Gianluigi Buffon
    340
    37
    3.00

    Gianluigi Buffon

    Juventus recorded a clean sheet but the veteran goalie had little to do on the night. His late moment of dribbling madness could have ended badly, though, and he does not yet seem to be anywhere near his best.

  • Giorgio Chiellini
    347
    14
    3.00

    Giorgio Chiellini

    Part of the rearguard that conceded almost nothing to Siena. A very assured 57 minutes from the Italian international.

  • Andrea Barzagli
    496
    15
    3.00

    Andrea Barzagli

    Juventus' most influential centre-back on the night. Made an error in the 37th minute but immediately atoned and produced a number of great tackles.

  • Fabio Grosso
    290
    59
    3.00

    Fabio Grosso

    Did an admirable job filling in for the suspended Paolo De Ceglie, although he was perhaps the most vulnerable of the defenders. Against a better side his play may have been exposed but he had one superb cross with which no one connected.

  • Stephan Lichtsteiner
    515
    7
    3.00

    Stephan Lichtsteiner

    One of the away side's best players on the night. His link-up with Giaccherini was one of Juventus' most potent weapons foraging forward.

  • Andrea Pirlo
    546
    14
    3.00

    Andrea Pirlo

    The heartbeat of the side. Nearly every Juventus attack went through the World Cup winner and his service was crucial for the team.

  • Claudio Marchisio
    265
    97
    3.00

    Claudio Marchisio

    A solid if unexceptional performance from the midfielder apart from one slick dribble into the box.

  • Emanuele Giaccherini
    241
    215
    2.50

    Emanuele Giaccherini

    His link-up with Lichtsteiner was quite notable and a weapon utilised often by the side. He needs to become more potent but he flashed in several dangerous crosses and was involved with Matri's goal.

  • Simone Pepe
    277
    125
    3.00

    Simone Pepe

    Full of running, crosses, and crucial during the only goal of the match. By no means a world class performance but made a difference on the night.

  • Mirko Vučinić
    315
    248
    3.00

    Mirko Vučinić

    Completely invisible. He has a reputation for being able to single-handedly win matches but that Vucinic was nowhere to be seen in this one.

  • Alessandro Matri
    538
    34
    3.00

    Alessandro Matri Top of the Match

    One of Juventus' best players and the goalscorer who put the finishing touch to a wonderful team move.

Substitutions

  • Leonardo Bonucci
    332
    9
    3.00

    Leonardo Bonucci

    Came on for Chiellini early in the second half and ensured that his side would not concede away.

  • Arturo Vidal
    431
    14
    3.00

    Arturo Vidal

    His substitution helped to anchor the away side's midfield but his most memorable contribution was his awful miss at the end of the match.

  • Alessandro Del Piero
    373
    29
    0.00

    Alessandro Del Piero

    Came on very late in the match and had almost nothing to do.

Results
 
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18 1
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Inter
15 0