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0 vs 0
Played
October 16, 2011 2:00 PM BST
Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi — Verona
Referee:‬ A. De Marco‎
Attendance:‬ 22000‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Chievo 0-0 Juventus

Goal.com rates the performers as Juve fail to break down the resolute home side and are forced to settle for a point

  • Stefano Sorrentino
    26
    20
    3.50

    Stefano Sorrentino

    A very solid game from the shot-stopper, who helped his side earn a respectable point. He was always alert and made a great save from Pepe late in the second half.

  • Bostjan Cesar
    14
    24
    3.00

    Bostjan Cesar

    One of the two Chievo defenders to last the entire match. Did a solid if unconventional job of keeping the Juventus attack from offering much in his area of the pitch.

  • Santiago Morero
    11
    22
    3.00

    Santiago Morero

    A very solid game from the Argentine before succumbing to injury. His caution shouldn't overshadow what was a dominant, if quite physical, display, epitomised by a fantastic slide tackle to cut out Chiellini's pass to Vucinic.

  • Bojan Jokic
    13
    21
    3.00

    Bojan Jokic

    Had an impressive opening spell to the match, including a great clearance from a dangerous Pepe cross. Gave away many fouls as the match wore on, however.

  • Gennaro Sardo
    13
    21
    0.00

    Gennaro Sardo

    Unfortunate to have to leave the pitch inside 20 minutes due to injury. Made one poor challenge on Vidal just before coming off.

  • Luca Rigoni
    14
    22
    3.00

    Luca Rigoni

    One of the more anonymous men on the pitch. Did an unspectacular but effective job, flooding the midfield and harassing Andrea Pirlo, stopping him from impressing his influence on the game.

  • Paolo Sammarco
    10
    21
    3.00

    Paolo Sammarco

    Another midfield workhorse who prevented Juve from playing as they wanted, especially in the first half. Yellow carded towards the end for a rash challenge.

  • Perparim Hetemaj
    44
    20
    3.50

    Perparim Hetemaj

    Incredibly lively and one of Chievo's standout players. Worked tirelessly to press forward whenever his side had possession and illustrated individual flair whenever possible.

  • Michael Bradley
    21
    24
    3.50

    Michael Bradley

    A mixed game from the American. Did a solid job taking corners and free-kicks, but gave away far too many fouls and was duly booked. Needs more time to adjust to Italy tactically.

  • Sergio Pellissier
    12
    23
    3.00

    Sergio Pellissier

    Did everything he could to get Chievo on the scoresheet, but ultimately could not repeat his heroics from the same fixture last season. Could have had a penalty midway through the match after a challenge with Chiellini in the box.

  • Cyril Thereau
    8
    26
    2.50

    Cyril Thereau

    Notable for his fouls and poor passing with the exception of his booking, after nicking the ball from Pirlo in a great area.

Substitutions

  • Nicolas Sebastien Frey
    15
    20
    3.00

    Nicolas Sebastien Frey

    Came on very early for the injured Sardo and did well to help his side maintain a clean sheet against one of the top sides in Italy this season.

  • R. Cruzado
    14
    18
    3.00

    R. Cruzado

    The new signing was lively in his 30-minute cameo, and could have won his side the game at the end after catching Lichtsteiner on the hand with the ball.

  • Gianluigi Buffon
    138
    71
    3.00

    Gianluigi Buffon

    Relatively uninvolved but more notable for his gaffes than saves. His 10th-minute spill could have been costly, and only Del Piero's goal-line clearance earned him a clean sheet.

  • Leonardo Bonucci
    176
    10
    0.00

    Leonardo Bonucci

    A very assured defensive display. Often finds himself in the right places on set pieces but must learn to take his chances more cleanly.

  • Andrea Barzagli
    178
    11
    0.00

    Andrea Barzagli

    Like his partner Bonucci, he was typically rock-solid at the back and prevented the little that Chievo offered going forward from amounting to much.

  • Giorgio Chiellini
    151
    24
    0.00

    Giorgio Chiellini

    An adept attacking display from the full-back, who often rushed forward in support of his team-mates, but could have given away a penalty in his clash with Pellissier.

  • Stephan Lichtsteiner
    202
    11
    0.00

    Stephan Lichtsteiner

    Fits perfectly into the Conte system. The Swiss full-back was reliable both in attack and in defence, but could not provide the key to changing the game.

  • Claudio Marchisio
    163
    22
    0.00

    Claudio Marchisio

    Put in a very lively shift for his side without ever truly taking control. His ferocious shot was one of the few bright spots in a dull first half.

  • Arturo Vidal
    159
    28
    0.00

    Arturo Vidal

    A relatively mediocre display from the new signing. Was fouled often and did many of the little things right, but did not provide much inspiration.

  • Andrea Pirlo
    173
    22
    0.00

    Andrea Pirlo

    Ever-present in the Juventus midfield, the maestro was swarmed at times by Chievo and was not given as much time as he would have liked. With his pedigree, he should have done better on set pieces.

  • Simone Pepe
    144
    39
    0.00

    Simone Pepe

    As ever, the winger ran his heart out for the team, and contributed one great cross to Del Piero and a shot that Sorrentino had to quickly parry.

  • Milos Krasic
    170
    157
    0.00

    Milos Krasic Flop of the Match

    Rather poor display from the Serbian. His running cannot be questioned but he must develop his game beyond that to thrive at Juventus.

  • Mirko Vučinić
    119
    61
    0.00

    Mirko Vučinić

    Did well with the little service he received, but his reputation for single-handedly winning games was hardly bolstered today. Continues to disappoint in less glamorous fixtures.

Substitutions

  • Marcelo Estigarribia
    142
    36
    0.00

    Marcelo Estigarribia

    A late substitute who did little of note.

  • Emanuele Giaccherini
    140
    31
    0.00

    Emanuele Giaccherini

    Had one decent shot but the substitute had to come off himself due to injury.

  • Alessandro Del Piero
    485
    22
    0.00

    Alessandro Del Piero Top of the Match

    Made an immediate impact. His header off the post nearly decided the game in Juve's favour, while his clearance off the line proved crucial as well.

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