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January 26, 2013 7:45 PM GMT
Juventus Stadium — Torino
Referee:‬ M. Guida‎
Attendance:‬ 38000‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Juventus 1-1 Genoa

Goal.com evaluates the performances of everyone on show in Turin, after a game in which the Rossoblu snatched a surprise draw thanks to former Bianconero Marco Borriello

By Mark Doyle

  • Gianluigi Buffon
    103
    16
    3.00

    Gianluigi Buffon

    A somewhat awkward header from Immobile aside, he was a virtual spectator during the first half and, in truth, had little to do in the second half other than pick the ball out of the net.

  • Martín Cáceres
    124
    21
    3.50

    Martín Cáceres

    His passing wasn't great but he was very composed defensively and was once again a threat a set pieces. Really has been a fine signing for Juventus.

  • Paolo De Ceglie
    53
    89
    2.50

    Paolo De Ceglie

    An always willing runner down the left-hand side, he gave Pisano plenty to think about, even nutmegging the defender at one point. However, his final ball still leaves a lot to be desired.

  • Andrea Barzagli
    132
    13
    3.50

    Andrea Barzagli

    Was not unduly troubled by the Genoa front two, to be brutally honest, though he was called on to make a fine sliding challenge on Antonio Floro Flores after the striker had built up a head of steam. Still, good players make the game look easy and Barzagli is a good player.

  • Leonardo Bonucci
    120
    21
    4.00

    Leonardo Bonucci

    Did not actually have too much to do defensively, allowing him to step into midfield a lot - and to great effect, the defender putting Vidal in on goal with a pass that even the absent Pirlo would have been proud off. He also flashed a header wide from a Vidal free kick. A real leader.

  • Stephan Lichtsteiner
    150
    17
    4.00

    Stephan Lichtsteiner Top of the Match

    As per usual, the Swiss looked to get in behind at every opportunity. He was kept pretty quiet by the Genoa defence in the first half, although he did whip over a wonderful cross that Quagliarella really should have converted. However, it was he who effectively made the breakthrough in the second period, teeing up Quagliarella for the opening goal. Later went close to getting the winner, which would have been fitting given how inspirational he had been.

  • Paul Pogba
    104
    36
    3.00

    Paul Pogba

    The odd loose pass aside, Pogba kept things ticking over nicely in midfield and his deft through-ball for Marchisio midway through the first half deserved a better finish from his fellow midfielder.

  • Claudio Marchisio
    66
    62
    2.50

    Claudio Marchisio

    Caused problems with his runs from midfield in the opening 45 minutes but probably should have opened the scoring after ghosting in behind Granqvist 21 minutes in. Faded badly in the second half.

  • Arturo Vidal
    101
    35
    2.50

    Arturo Vidal

    Offered plenty of energy and endeavour but was perhaps lucky to avoid a booking for a lunge on Antonelli. Also took too long to get a shot away after making a splendidly timed run in behind the Genoa defence early doors. Not his best night's work.

  • Mirko Vučinić
    48
    111
    2.00

    Mirko Vučinić

    Repeatedly dropped deep in order to get himself on the ball, but his passing was off and he was also caught in possession a couple of times. His furious protests at the end probably stemmed from his frustration with his own failings.

  • Fabio Quagliarella
    97
    45
    3.00

    Fabio Quagliarella

    Recently linked with a move to Fiorentina, the striker was given a rare chance to shine and he took it. He spurned a great chance to break the deadlock after getting on the end of a cross from Lichsteiner but made amends after being set up by the Swiss for a second time early in the second half.

Substitutions

  • Emanuele Giaccherini
    102
    33
    3.50

    Emanuele Giaccherini

    Took over from De Ceglie with just 18 minutes remaining and was far more effective than the man he replaced, even going close to nicking all three points with a long-range strike.

  • Sebastian Giovinco
    98
    57
    3.50

    Sebastian Giovinco

    Came on for Quagliarella for the final 20 minutes and went so close to conjuring up a winner with a stunning free kick.

  • Stefano Beltrame
    139
    15
    3.50

    Stefano Beltrame

    Tested Frey with a stinging drive from distance after coming on in place of the subdued Marchisio. A very lively cameo.

  • Sebastien Frey
    38
    5
    3.50

    Sebastien Frey

    Despite Juve's dominance in the opening period, Frey was very rarely called upon. However, he was kept very busy after the break, particularly in the final 20 minutes, during which he made superb stops to deny Lichsteiner, Beltrame and Giaccherini.

  • Andreas Granqvist
    17
    14
    3.50

    Andreas Granqvist

    Was fortunate to see Marchisio fire wide after completely losing the Italy international and was later booked for a badly mistimed challenge on the same player. However, given how much he had done to keep Juve at bay, it seemed cruel that it was he who deflected Quagliarella's shot past Frey. Got a huge slice of luck, though, at the death after accidentally handling in the area.

  • Luca Antonelli
    19
    9
    3.00

    Luca Antonelli

    Turned in a fine performance, with the way in which he got back to block an effort from Vidal, after the Chilean had sneaked in behind him, typifying his spirited contribution.

  • Thomas Manfredini
    15
    11
    3.00

    Thomas Manfredini

    Solid as a rock at the heart of the Genoa defence. Manfredini made a succession of timely tackles and crucial blocks before being forced off midway through the second half.

  • Emiliano Moretti
    14
    9
    3.50

    Emiliano Moretti

    Absolutely worked his socks off and did a fine job getting back to help out Antonelli by doubling up on Lichtsteiner, who was a constant threat down the right wing.

  • Eros Pisano
    8
    14
    2.50

    Eros Pisano

    Should have done better after a corner dropped for him in the area 12 minutes in and while it's difficult to fault his endeavour, he was undoubtedly the weak link in Genoa's defence, even being nutmegged by De Ceglie at one point.

  • Ruben Olivera
    8
    17
    2.00

    Ruben Olivera

    Put in a number of fine challenges, most notably on Pogba early on, but his distribution was poor at times and it was no surprise that he was hauled off shortly after Genoa had fallen behind.

  • Matuzalem
    11
    13
    3.50

    Matuzalem

    Never afraid to put the boot in, the Brazilian perhaps went a tad too far on occasion, most notably when he levelled De Ceglie with a high challenge. Still, his aggression played a key role in upsetting Juve's midfield three for long periods.

  • Juraj Kucka
    43
    8
    3.50

    Juraj Kucka

    A tremendously dynamic presence in the middle of the park for Genoa, the Slovak won plenty of ball and even put Juve on the back foot with a couple of surging runs and provided his front two with plenty of support. His assist for Borriello's equaliser simply capped what was already an oustanding performance.

  • Ciro Immobile
    18
    16
    2.00

    Ciro Immobile

    Initiallly caused Juve's back three problems with his clever movement but the closest he went to scoring was a tame header that Buffon easily dealt with. Anonymous after the restart and was replaced by Bonucci just before the hour.

  • Antonio Floro Flores
    9
    22
    2.00

    Antonio Floro Flores Flop of the Match

    Always keen to run directly at the Juventus back three but all too often he ran up blind alleys. Never stopped running but never looked remotely like scoring.

Substitutions

  • Marco Rossi
    10
    10
    3.00

    Marco Rossi

    Thrown on in place of Manfredini midway through the second period and played his part in a heroic defensive effort from the visitors.

  • Andrea Bertolacci
    11
    10
    2.50

    Andrea Bertolacci

    Came on for Olivera 15 minutes into the second half but while he worked hard, he didn't really contribute.

  • Marco Borriello
    56
    16
    3.50

    Marco Borriello

    The former Bianconero took over up front from Immobile for the final half hour and looked set for a rather ignominious cameo until he showed his old predatory instincts by popping up at the back stick to head home.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Ciro Immobile Ciro Immobile
Striker
Torino
19 0
Carlos Tévez Carlos Tévez
Striker
Juventus
18 1
Gonzalo Higuaín Gonzalo Higuaín
Striker
Napoli
17 5
Luca Toni Luca Toni
Striker
Hellas Verona
17 2
Rodrigo Palacio Rodrigo Palacio
Striker
Inter
15 0