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1 vs 3
Played
September 16, 2012 2:00 PM BST
Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris — Genova
Referee:‬ G. Rocchi‎
Attendance:‬ 20000‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Genoa 1-3 Juventus

Goal.com takes a closer look at the players involved in Sunday's Serie A clash, won by the champions thanks to a second-half renaissance

By Daniel Edwards

  • Sebastien Frey
    28
    21
    3.00

    Sebastien Frey

    Was caught off-guard by Giaccherini's effort, but could do little to avoid the two winning goals as his defence went to pieces. Previously did well to turn Giovinco's shot onto the post.

  • Cesare Bovo
    13
    30
    3.00

    Cesare Bovo

    Had few problems in shackling the Juventus defence, and it was only after the defender was substituted that the visitors walked away with the win.

  • Luca Antonelli
    12
    29
    3.00

    Luca Antonelli

    Was badly exposed when the arrivals of Vucinic and Asamoah gave Juve an extra attacking edge, leaving far too much space at the back, but performed admirably on the whole.

  • Michele Canini
    10
    29
    3.00

    Michele Canini

    Failed to pick up Asamoah as the striker stole in to make the game safe, after marshalling the champions well for a large majority of the encounter.

  • Mario Sampirisi
    12
    30
    2.50

    Mario Sampirisi

    Missed a decent header when the game was still 1-0. Later, a bone-headed challenge on Asamoah gifted Juve a penalty, and ultimately all three points.

  • Bosko Jankovic
    17
    30
    2.00

    Bosko Jankovic

    Looked most dangerous from set-pieces, and forced a handful of decent saves from Buffon with his wicked efforts from free kicks, but was generally not involved enough.

  • F. Seymour
    9
    28
    3.00

    F. Seymour

    Lucky not to see a penalty called against him early in the second after what appeared to be a clear hand in the area. Otherwise, a mature performance from the young Chilean.

  • Juraj Kucka
    22
    33
    2.50

    Juraj Kucka

    Tested Juventus on occasion with his running from deep and only a last-ditch foul from Bonucci cut him down on his way to goal in the first half. Went missing in the second half.

  • Andrea Bertolacci
    11
    31
    2.50

    Andrea Bertolacci

    Paid dearly for his profligacy in the second half. Squandered the chance to put Genoa two up, and was immediately punished when the away team equalised within seconds of his error.

  • Ciro Immobile
    104
    15
    3.50

    Ciro Immobile

    Should have done better with an early chance, but made full amends with his well-taken first-half effort. A constant headache for the Juve defence with his pace and movement.

  • Marco Borriello
    25
    49
    3.00

    Marco Borriello

    Physical yet elegant, he made Chiellini look foolish with a wonderful turn in the first half but lacked a cool head at times when it came to finishing.

Substitutions

  • Damiano Ferronetti
    7
    18

    Damiano Ferronetti

    Given 10 minutes at the end as the game slipped away from the Rossoblu.

  • Andreas Granqvist
    12
    18
    2.00

    Andreas Granqvist

    Came on for Bovo following the equaliser, but was given a torrid time by the electric Asamoah.

  • L. Melazzi
    7
    20

    L. Melazzi

    A late substitute as Genoa tried in vain to rescue a point.

  • Gianluigi Buffon
    185
    19
    3.00

    Gianluigi Buffon

    Made a couple of vital stops to keep an enterprising Genoa at bay, a one-on-one save from Borriello particularly noteworthy. It was the veteran's quick thinking and precise long kick that set up the equaliser.

  • Giorgio Chiellini
    140
    31
    3.00

    Giorgio Chiellini

    Was caught out on more than one occasion by Borriello, and only Buffon's heroics meant the defender did not pay more dearly for his inattention, but was generally solid enough.

  • Martín Cáceres
    123
    77
    2.00

    Martín Cáceres

    Failed to convince on the right of a five-man midfield, offering little in the way of either attacking threat or defensive solidity. Put in a handful of crosses but did not shine.

  • Paolo De Ceglie
    101
    133
    2.00

    Paolo De Ceglie Flop of the Match

    A low-key but effective performance from the wideman, who controlled his flank well albeit with little attacking impetus.

  • Andrea Barzagli
    122
    49
    3.00

    Andrea Barzagli

    Given a tough time throughout by the talented Immobile, but held his own even if at times conceding a free kick was the only way to control the youngster.

  • Leonardo Bonucci
    102
    73
    2.50

    Leonardo Bonucci

    Somewhat fortunate only to receive a yellow card after cutting down Kucka en route to goal, although a straight red would have also been harsh. Did what he could anchoring the three-man defence, although occasionally weak in the air.

  • Claudio Marchisio
    162
    16
    3.00

    Claudio Marchisio

    Was a key part of Juve's possession game, and was effective in stemming Genoa's counters apart from a couple of scares.

  • Andrea Pirlo
    151
    28
    3.00

    Andrea Pirlo

    Came alive late in the game when Vucinic and Asamoah changed the course of events, finding the passes which had previously eluded the veteran maestro.

  • Emanuele Giaccherini
    175
    20
    3.00

    Emanuele Giaccherini

    One of the best on the field for the away side. Should have provided the opening goal with a delicious pass to Matri, and took on the scoring mantle himself to level the game on the hour mark.

  • Sebastian Giovinco
    174
    22
    3.00

    Sebastian Giovinco

    Came perilously close to restoring parity with an effort that was tipped by Frey onto the post. Faded in and out of proceedings, but showed a handful of electric moments.

  • Alessandro Matri
    82
    133
    2.00

    Alessandro Matri

    Guilty of missing a golden chance to force the equaliser, tamely hitting over with the net in his sights. Replaced by Vucinic early in the second half.

Substitutions

  • Stephan Lichtsteiner
    176
    11
    3.00

    Stephan Lichtsteiner

    Came in late for Uruguay international Caceres, adding attacking potency down the right hand side.

  • Kwadwo Asamoah
    267
    10
    3.50

    Kwadwo Asamoah

    The winger made a key contribution in the visitors' revival after the break. Won the penalty which put his side in the lead and notched the third with an intelligent finish.

  • Mirko Vučinić
    272
    13
    4.00

    Mirko Vučinić Top of the Match

    Made an almost instant impact coming off the bench, laying off intelligently for Giaccherini to level the game. Converted the penalty before crossing for Asamoah to kill off the match.

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