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October 2, 2011 7:45 PM BST
Juventus Stadium — Torino
Referee:‬ N. Rizzoli‎
Attendance:‬ 24000‎
 
 
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Juventus 2-0 AC Milan

Goal.com analyses the performances of the players on show as the hosts grabbed all three points in a late, late show

By Jonathan Mitchell

  • Gianluigi Buffon
    681
    36
    0.00

    Gianluigi Buffon

    The experienced shot-stopper was largely untested but demonstrated his ability to maintain his concentration levels by flicking Boateng's volley wide.

  • Andrea Barzagli
    588
    50
    0.00

    Andrea Barzagli

    Celebrated his return to the Italian national squad for the first time in three years by helping his side keep a clean sheet. Didn't have much to do due to Milan's lack of attacking threat..

  • Leonardo Bonucci
    626
    46
    0.00

    Leonardo Bonucci

    Almost scored with a bundled effort seconds after the break. Like his partner, he was not offered much of a challenge by Milan's front two.

  • Giorgio Chiellini
    636
    124
    0.00

    Giorgio Chiellini

    Started at left-back and was free to get forward in the lack of an attacking threat from Milan down the flank. There were some distribution problems at times, but nothing disastrous.

  • Stephan Lichtsteiner
    653
    58
    0.00

    Stephan Lichtsteiner

    Bombed forward at every opportunity, providing more of an attacking threat than Krasic in his time on the park. Will be a little disappointed with the quality of his delivery, though.

  • Andrea Pirlo
    966
    33
    0.00

    Andrea Pirlo

    Played the regista role to perfection, keeping his side firmly in control with crisp and precise passing. Fired in a few testing shots on goal and picked out Bonucci with a cross which he almost converted.

  • Claudio Marchisio
    1035
    56
    0.00

    Claudio Marchisio Top of the Match

    The midfielder may have been fortunate with both of his goals, but his was a match-winning contribution. And, in any case, his one-two with Vucinic to manufacture the first opportunity was an impressive move.

  • Simone Pepe
    515
    102
    0.00

    Simone Pepe

    Played on the left of Juventus' midfield four until Krasic was replaced early in the second half, moving over to the right from then on in, but wasn't much of a threat despite looking lively in spells.

  • Milos Krasic
    447
    402
    0.00

    Milos Krasic Flop of the Match

    Despite his side's dominance, the Serbian made almost no impact and was replaced after just 54 minutes. One unsuccessful attempt to take on Van Bommel summed up his night.

  • Arturo Vidal
    758
    78
    0.00

    Arturo Vidal

    The Chilean was a real driving force for his side. He rained in shots on goal with varying levels of success, but his dynamic presence was a key factor in his side's control of the midfield.

  • Mirko Vučinić
    795
    56
    0.00

    Mirko Vučinić

    The Montenegro international was given a lone striking role from where he had an effective 90 minutes. Went close on several occasions, including an impressive effort which hit the underside of the crossbar. Also played his part in the first goal, working a one-two with Marchisio to put him in on goal.

Substitutions

  • Michele Pazienza
    355
    58
    0.00

    Michele Pazienza

    Made a brief appearance in injury time.

  • Emanuele Giaccherini
    615
    56
    0.00

    Emanuele Giaccherini

    Made an impression in his time on the field. His direct wing play eventually led to Marchisio's second goal.

  • Alessandro Matri
    396
    42
    0.00

    Alessandro Matri

    Replaced Vucinic in the 88th minute.

  • Christian Abbiati
    116
    399
    0.00

    Christian Abbiati

    Followed up two clean sheets with a strong performance for 87 minutes, was perhaps a little slow to react to Marchisio's bundled opener. Was certainly at fault for the second goal as Marchisio's shot crept through his legs.

  • Thiago Silva
    258
    167
    0.00

    Thiago Silva

    Had helped his side to survive in the face of constant attacking pressure, and made one important recovering tackle after a poor Van Bommel pass.

  • Alessandro Nesta
    216
    188
    0.00

    Alessandro Nesta

    The veteran had to be replaced in the 71st minute, and it was after he went off that his side conceded. He was competent in his time on the park.

  • Gianluca Zambrotta
    116
    284
    0.00

    Gianluca Zambrotta

    The experienced defender played at left-back and was given more a testing time by Lichtsteiner than by Krasic. Made one crucial lunging tackle to put Vidal off just as he was about to shoot for goal in the 76th minute.

  • Daniele Bonera
    68
    382
    0.00

    Daniele Bonera

    Started at right-back and then moved into the centre of defence after Nesta went off, it was down his side that the opener was conceded and his last ditch attempt to retrieve the situation that actually forced the ball in off Marchisio.

  • Mark van Bommel
    104
    289
    0.00

    Mark van Bommel

    The veteran midfielder struggled with Juventus' energetic midfield and almost gifted Vucinic a perfect goalscoring opportunity with a slack pass that caught out Thiago Silva.

  • Kevin-Prince Boateng
    92
    374
    0.00

    Kevin-Prince Boateng

    Sent off for two bookings, the second of which was a stupid slap out at Chiellini. He was perhaps lucky not have gone off before then anyway. Did force a fine save from Buffon in the 51st minute.

  • Antonio Nocerino
    88
    298
    0.00

    Antonio Nocerino

    The midfielder has made something of a stuttering start to his time at Milan. Was never enough of a presence in midfield for his side.

  • Antonio Cassano
    124
    278
    0.00

    Antonio Cassano

    He and Ibrahimovic were detached up front, but he at least manufactured a chance for Boateng with a great spot and pass early in the second half.

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic
    146
    378
    0.00

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    The big Swede was fantastic in midweek but he failed to match that showing tonight. Offered very little up front, even on the brief occasions he did get on the ball.

Substitutions

  • Luca Antonini
    78
    247
    0.00

    Luca Antonini

    Came on at right-back after Nesta had to go off injured and always looked vulnerable.

  • Massimo Ambrosini
    48
    253
    0.00

    Massimo Ambrosini

    Came on to shore things up in the 83rd minute, but the move proved ineffective.

  • Urby Emanuelson
    90
    231
    0.00

    Urby Emanuelson

    The Dutchman replaced Cassano on the hour mark, but couldn't offer the legs he was put on to give, and it was his mishit clearance which fell for Marchisio to volley in the second.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Ciro Immobile Ciro Immobile
Striker
Torino
19 0
Carlos Tévez Carlos Tévez
Striker
Juventus
18 1
Gonzalo Higuaín Gonzalo Higuaín
Striker
Napoli
17 5
Luca Toni Luca Toni
Striker
Hellas Verona
17 2
Rodrigo Palacio Rodrigo Palacio
Striker
Inter
15 0