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4 vs 0
Played
April 22, 2012 7:45 PM BST
Juventus Stadium — Torino
Referee:‬ M. Bergonzi‎
Attendance:‬ 39542‎
 
 
 
29′ Andrea Pirlo
 
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Juventus 4-0 Roma

Goal.come evaluates the performances of everyone involved at Juventus Stadium, after a game in which the Bianconeri cruised to victory over the 10-man Giallorossi

By Mark Doyle

  • Gianluigi Buffon
    376
    9
    3.00

    Gianluigi Buffon

    Although Roma actually enjoyed a fair bit of possession in the opening half hour, Buffon was actually given very little to do - an easy save from a long-range volley from Gago aside. He may as well have got the deckchair out after Stekelenburg's dismissal, so rarely was he called upon thereafter.

  • Giorgio Chiellini
    352
    15
    3.50

    Giorgio Chiellini

    Rarely ruffled at the back and, from an offensive perspective, really should have put Juve 3-0 up midway through the first half but he headed Pirlo's inswinging free kick wide after his late run into the area went completely untracked.

  • Paolo De Ceglie
    407
    9
    3.00

    Paolo De Ceglie

    Was a threat going forward right from the start and laid on the opener for Vidal after being put in behind by Vucinic. De Ceglie was also tidy in defence and fully justified his recall to the starting lineup.

  • Andrea Barzagli
    332
    13
    3.50

    Andrea Barzagli

    Signalled Juve's attacking intent by stepping out of defense early on but actually rarely ventured forward after Roma had been reduced to 10 - not that he needed to, of course. Enjoyed the most comfortable of evenings, in truth.

  • Leonardo Bonucci
    329
    12
    3.50

    Leonardo Bonucci

    Like his colleagues at the back, Bonucci was also given an armchair ride for the majority of the 90 minutes. Defended competently throughout, though.

  • Stephan Lichtsteiner
    321
    21
    3.00

    Stephan Lichtsteiner

    As ever, a useful outlet down the right-hand side for the Old Lady, though he was not his usual incisive self. He was, though, involved in the move which earned Juve a penalty on 26 minutes.

  • Claudio Marchisio
    496
    14
    3.50

    Claudio Marchisio

    Popped up on the left wing on a couple of occasions before then winning the penalty from which Pirlo eventually made it 2-0 after being put in on goal by Vucinic. Later made it 4-0 to Juve with a measured finish into the bottom right corner of the Roma goal. Worth noting that he also worked hard defensively and made a timely interception when Roma were pressing while they still had 11 on the field.

  • Andrea Pirlo
    445
    13
    3.50

    Andrea Pirlo

    Poor early free-kick attempt but after releasing Marchisio soon after, he really began to pull the strings from the base of the Bianconeri midfield. The former AC Milan was pretty fortunate to get a second bite at the cherry after seeing his penalty attempt saved by Curci but, given the season he's had, it was hard to begrudge him his good fortune.

  • Arturo Vidal
    840
    15
    4.00

    Arturo Vidal Top of the Match

    A stunning contribution. The Chilean opened the scoring with a wonderfully composed left-footed finish from De Ceglie's low ball across the box and then doubled the hosts' advantage with another first-time finish moments later - this time with his right foot.

  • Mirko Vučinić
    663
    19
    3.50

    Mirko Vučinić

    Involved in all four of Juve's goals: releasing De Ceglie for the opener; laying the ball off to Vidal for the second; playing the through-ball from which Marchisio won the penalty; and then teeing the ball up for Marchisio to score early in the second half. His job well and truly done, Conte decided to give him a rest by replacing him on 57 minutes.

  • Fabio Quagliarella
    337
    41
    2.50

    Fabio Quagliarella

    In spite of Juve's dominance, Quagliarella did not really have a clear sight of goal in the opening period, with his most noteworthy contribution a well-struck, first-time half-volley from distance.

Substitutions

  • Emanuele Giaccherini
    229
    46
    3.00

    Emanuele Giaccherini

    Came on in place of Vidal midway through the second half but was unable to make an impact on the proceedings.

  • Alessandro Del Piero
    409
    25
    3.00

    Alessandro Del Piero

    Replaced Quagliarella 17 minutes into the second period but there was to be no crowd-pleasing heroics this week.

  • Marco Borriello
    140
    221
    2.50

    Marco Borriello

    Saw just over half an hour of action against the side he's on loan from but merely underlined why Luis Enrique was willing to let him go.

  • Maarten Stekelenburg
    75
    77
    2.50

    Maarten Stekelenburg

    Impossible not to feel sorry for the Dutchman, who had no chance with either of Vidal's goals - he actually got a hand to the second one - before then being rather harshly sent off for bringing down Marchisio when it appeared what little contact there had been, had been instigated by the Juve midfielder.

  • José Ángel
    29
    61
    2.00

    José Ángel

    Actually stood up reasonably well to the threat posed by Lichtsteiner and kept the Swiss relatively quiet. Overworked, though, and did little going forward.

  • Simon Kjaer
    50
    129
    2.50

    Simon Kjaer Flop of the Match

    Gave his all and competed well in the air, as expected, but was regularly pulled out of position and did not know what to do to contain the elusive Vucinic. A real liability at the back for Roma when he should have been leading by example in light of De Rossi's selection alongside him.

  • Aleandro Rosi
    26
    68
    2.50

    Aleandro Rosi

    Actually looked lively enough early on but he did not really get an opportunity to attack following Stekelenburg's dismissal. Worked hard but his poor positioning was repeatedly punished by the Bianconeri.

  • Marquinho
    17
    73
    2.00

    Marquinho

    Made a dreadful error in the build-up to Juve's crucial third goal - and Stekelenburg's red card - by completely miscuing the ball in midfield, thus handing possession to the home side. Did not even come close to making amends thereafter.

  • Miralem Pjanic
    33
    63
    2.00

    Miralem Pjanic

    Surprisingly selected in the trequartista role by Luis Enrique but Roma were already two goals down by the time he managed to get his foot on the ball. He did actually see a fair bit of possession before the sending off but did not make the most of it.

  • Daniele De Rossi
    35
    74
    2.50

    Daniele De Rossi

    Again paired with Kjaer at the heart of the Giallorossi defence but while the midfield man makes for a competent centre-half, he looked out of his depth at times. He was blatantly bumped out of the way as he attempted to deal with the long ball from which Juve made it 2-0 but one wonders if the wily Heinze would have allowed such a thing to happen to him.A

  • Fernando Gago
    29
    62
    2.50

    Fernando Gago

    Worked his socks off and put in a number of great challenges but his passing wasn't as tidy as usual and that hardly aided 10-man Roma's cause.

  • Simone Perrotta
    16
    70
    2.00

    Simone Perrotta

    Recalled to the midfield and put himself about but he did not manage to influence the game in any way, shape or form.

  • Pablo Daniel Osvaldo
    22
    68
    2.00

    Pablo Daniel Osvaldo

    Hard to criticism him given he'd barely had a look-in before Roma were reduced to 10 and he was probably glad when he saw his number go up 12 minutes into the second half.

  • Fabio Borini
    27
    59
    2.50

    Fabio Borini

    Recalled to the starting lineup in place of Francesco Totti after recovering from a lower back problem but hardly got a touch of the ball before being sacrificed for Curci following Stekelenburg's dismissal on 28 minutes.

Substitutions

  • Gianluca Curci
    70
    34
    3.00

    Gianluca Curci

    Surprisingly thrust into the action after less than half an hour and saved a penalty just seconds after his introduction only to see Andrea Pirlo follow up the rebound. Was well beaten by Marchisio but then pulled off a great save to deny the midfielder a second goal not long after.

  • Erik Lamela
    26
    89
    2.00

    Erik Lamela

    Would have been hoping to make a point to Luis Enrique after being dropped to the bench but when he came on early in the second half his side were already a man and three goals down. Was unable to make any impression on the game as a consequence.

  • Bojan Krkic
    40
    60
    2.00

    Bojan Krkic

    The former Barcelona man was thrown on in place of Osvaldo not long after the restart but he proved just as ineffective as the man he replaced.

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