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0 vs 1
Played
October 28, 2012 11:30 AM GMT
Stadio Angelo Massimino — Catania
Referee:‬ A. Gervasoni‎
Attendance:‬ 14000‎
 
 
Arturo Vidal 57′
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Catania 0-1 Juventus

Goal.com was on hand to rate the performers at the Angelo Massimino as the Bianconeri picked up their eighth win in nine Serie A matches in controversial fashion

By Sam Lee

  • Mariano Andújar
    59
    6
    3.00

    Mariano Andújar

    Produced some excellent saves throughout and if it were not for him, Juventus would have won comfortably.

  • Nicolás Spolli
    13
    14
    3.00

    Nicolás Spolli

    Put in a solid defensive display, full of tackles and interceptions. Booked for protesting Bergessio's disallowed goal.

  • Alexis Rolín
    19
    8
    3.00

    Alexis Rolín

    Another solid display at the back. Booked harshly for handball.

  • Nicola Legrottaglie
    34
    13
    3.00

    Nicola Legrottaglie

    Made some timely interceptions, including a good tackle to deny Vucinic in the first half. Also desperately unlucky to pick up a yellow for handball.

  • Giovanni Marchese
    10
    36
    2.50

    Giovanni Marchese Flop of the Match

    Bustling run down the left almost provided the opening goal, but sent off for two bookings, including a stupid handball.

  • Sergio Almiron
    11
    21
    3.00

    Sergio Almiron

    Some direct runs and passes but faded as the game wore on.

  • Francesco Lodi
    8
    17
    2.50

    Francesco Lodi

    Had a quiet afternoon but used the ball well.

  • Mariano Julio Izco
    20
    10
    3.00

    Mariano Julio Izco

    Played some clever passes and put in plenty of tackles in an all-action display.

  • Pablo Barrientos
    9
    15
    2.50

    Pablo Barrientos

    Endured a poor afternoon. Had little influence on proceedings in any respect.

  • Gonzalo Bergessio
    7
    19
    2.50

    Gonzalo Bergessio

    Unlucky not to have given his side the lead, but did not offer much else after that.

  • Alejandro Gómez
    28
    12
    3.00

    Alejandro Gómez

    Good run down the right in the first half and looked tidy when his side were attacking, but eventually substituted.

Substitutions

  • Takayuki Morimoto
    18
    22
    3.00

    Takayuki Morimoto

    Looked lively when he came on and thought he might have had a penalty.

  • Gianluigi Buffon
    173
    14
    3.00

    Gianluigi Buffon

    Untroubled throughout, though he couldn't get to Spolli's header for the disallowed goal.

  • Giorgio Chiellini
    167
    14
    3.00

    Giorgio Chiellini

    Solid as a rock without ever excelling on what was a quiet afternoon for the Juve defence.

  • Andrea Barzagli
    173
    12
    3.00

    Andrea Barzagli

    Played an important role in a well-drilled back three, not least with his timely clearances.

  • Leonardo Bonucci
    142
    30
    2.50

    Leonardo Bonucci

    Made several interceptions thanks to his ability to read the game, but little else.

  • Stephan Lichtsteiner
    133
    30
    3.00

    Stephan Lichtsteiner

    Solid if unspectacular performance on the right. Did not get forward too much but helped maintain his side's shape.

  • Paul Pogba
    222
    25
    3.00

    Paul Pogba

    Looked bright early on and was always looking for a killer pass. Flashed a fierce effort just over in the first half, but faded a little and was substituted.

  • Andrea Pirlo
    205
    12
    3.00

    Andrea Pirlo

    Pulled the strings as ever. Sharper strikers than Vucinic and Bendtner would have taken advantage of his clever passing.

  • Kwadwo Asamoah
    153
    35
    2.50

    Kwadwo Asamoah

    Lashed a powerful half volley over early on and provided a decent outlet on the left but, like Lichtsteiner, was largely quiet.

  • Arturo Vidal
    269
    18
    3.50

    Arturo Vidal Top of the Match

    Showed his goalscoring instincts as he bagged the winner. Astute with his passing from start to finish.

  • Mirko Vučinić
    156
    40
    3.00

    Mirko Vučinić

    Wasted some good openings at the end of the first half and failed to exert any influence on the game.

  • Nicklas Bendtner
    199
    121
    2.00

    Nicklas Bendtner

    Looked sluggish and was often caught offside. Missed a number of chances.

Substitutions

  • Sebastian Giovinco
    217
    19
    3.00

    Sebastian Giovinco

    Looked bright after coming on and drew a fine save from Andujar. Should have scored late on following a fine run.

Results
 
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