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0 vs 0
Played
March 11, 2012 2:00 PM GMT
Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris — Genova
Referee:‬ N. Rizzoli‎
Attendance:‬ 28000‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Genoa 0-0 Juventus

A Juve side decimated by injury and suspension at the back were unlucky not to score as the Scudetto race is firmly in Milan's hands now

By Julian De Martinis

  • Sebastien Frey
    105
    14
    3.50

    Sebastien Frey

    A superb showing from the shot-stopper who was equal to everything the visitors threw at him. Great stops from the likes of Marchisio and Pirlo prove him as one of the best in Italy.

  • Roger Carvalho
    19
    16
    2.50

    Roger Carvalho

    A great stop on Matri's shot early in the second half and a solid part of the backline that shut Juve out. The only low point on his grade comes from risking a penalty on 17 minutes, but he emerged unscathed.

  • Kakhaber Kaladze
    34
    13
    3.00

    Kakhaber Kaladze

    Could have won the game himself with two shots on goal after 64 minutes. Solid if unspectacular at the back.

  • Emiliano Moretti
    12
    13
    2.50

    Emiliano Moretti

    Blocked a shot from Marchisio in the 69th minute and did well at times to contain Pepe. Booked however when the winger got the best of him.

  • Marco Rossi
    31
    17
    3.00

    Marco Rossi

    Had a superb game and put in a true captain's performance. Did well to restrict a lively Vucinic, shut out Matri completely and could've even had a penalty very late after Pirlo's tackle.

  • Bosko Jankovic
    27
    33
    2.50

    Bosko Jankovic Flop of the Match

    Subbed just after he was booked, alternated between wasteful and creative. An up and down performance from the player today.

  • Juraj Kucka
    26
    17
    2.50

    Juraj Kucka

    Booked early on for a challenge with Marchisio but much less reckless after that, and forced Buffon into a great save from his free kick in the 74th minute.

  • Davide Biondini
    21
    15
    3.00

    Davide Biondini

    Absolutely ran his heart out during the match, even if he was unable to prevent Juventus from dominating possession. Always willing to try creative passes as well.

  • Rodrigo Palacio
    30
    18
    3.00

    Rodrigo Palacio

    A constant problem for the makeshift visiting defence. Full of running and creative movement, forced a booking on De Ceglie but was somewhat wasteful of the chances he got.

  • Giuseppe Sculli
    14
    14
    2.50

    Giuseppe Sculli

    Had one shot that blazed over the bar, but otherwise taken off at halftime due to a lack of involvement. Much less impressive that Palacio up front.

  • Alberto Gilardino
    22
    14
    3.00

    Alberto Gilardino

    Superb at holding up the ball and winning fouls, and a constant presence in the box, but failed to get on target during the match.

Substitutions

  • Kevin Constant
    28
    14
    3.00

    Kevin Constant

    Still has Elia in his pocket and was immense in the box during set plays.

  • Giandomenico Mesto
    14
    15
    3.00

    Giandomenico Mesto

    Came on for Sculli in the second half and was a bit more lively but failed to truly compliment the impressive Palacio up top.

  • Fernando Belluschi
    12
    15
    0.00

    Fernando Belluschi

    Came on as a late sub for the very tired Biondini.

  • Gianluigi Buffon
    309
    15
    3.00

    Gianluigi Buffon

    Had one of the toughest jobs of the evening: a spectator for large parts of the match but always ready to deal with shots. One of the best goalkeepers of his generation, as he showed within the first minute when he had to be lively to keep out Palacio.

  • Martín Cáceres
    207
    15
    3.00

    Martín Cáceres

    Did well with an unfamiliar partner to keep a clean sheet but was run ragged at times. Produced a perfect tackle on Biondini at the edge of the box to keep the home side out.

  • Paolo De Ceglie
    215
    24
    3.00

    Paolo De Ceglie

    A very impressive performance from the full-back, who was always full of running and helpful in both offense and defence. Could have earned a second yellow, however.

  • Stephan Lichtsteiner
    146
    36
    3.00

    Stephan Lichtsteiner

    Not as dominant as one would come to expect from the fullback having a superb season in a Juventus shirt. Solid nevertheless.

  • Simone Pepe
    149
    59
    3.00

    Simone Pepe

    Needlessly booked, full of running and tireless with his crosses: it was a classic Simone Pepe performance.

  • Claudio Marchisio
    140
    77
    3.00

    Claudio Marchisio

    Not the same player he was earlier in the season. Should have scored in the 15th minute but was creative in his passing nevertheless.

  • Andrea Pirlo
    267
    34
    3.50

    Andrea Pirlo Top of the Match

    As ever, the heartbeat of this Juventus side with some solid shots on goal, but the team needed a bit more from him to break down Genoa today.

  • Arturo Vidal
    170
    62
    3.00

    Arturo Vidal

    Will be hoping that one of the centre-backs returns so he can go back to his role in the midfield. Caught out a few times in his new position and hassled endlessly by Palacio.

  • Emanuele Giaccherini
    95
    119
    3.00

    Emanuele Giaccherini

    Had a fascinating battle with Rossi that went back and forth, and put a number of balls into the box as well. A decent game if not terribly memorable.

  • Mirko Vučinić
    193
    60
    3.00

    Mirko Vučinić

    Looked more and more like the Vucinic that nearly guided Roma to the Scudetto. Full of energy and creativity but couldn't score when his team needed him the most.

  • Alessandro Matri
    111
    108
    3.00

    Alessandro Matri

    Did very well helping his side defend corners but was poor up front, wasting opportunities that he really should've scored.

Substitutions

  • Eljero Elia
    121
    125
    2.50

    Eljero Elia

    Came on as a late sub but was hounded by Constant for his 20 minute appearance. Ineffective.

  • Alessandro Del Piero
    204
    34
    0.00

    Alessandro Del Piero

    Came on with 15 minutes and showed flashes of creativity but like his fellow substitutes, failed to change the outcome of the match.

  • Marco Borriello
    54
    167
    0.00

    Marco Borriello

    A very late sub who tried an audacious scissor kick but failed to connect properly on a corner.

Results
 
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15 0