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November 7, 2012 7:45 PM GMT
Juventus Stadium — Torino
Referee:‬ A. Stavrev‎
Attendance:‬ 31366‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Juventus 4-0 Nordsjaelland

Goal.com rates the players on display at Juventus Stadium, after the home side finally recorded their first win of the 2012-13 Champions League at the expense of the hapless Danes

By Daniel Edwards

  • Gianluigi Buffon
    242
    12
    3.50

    Gianluigi Buffon

    A leisurely evening for the goalkeeping great, barely troubled throughout the 90 minutes.

  • Giorgio Chiellini
    222
    13
    3.50

    Giorgio Chiellini

    Accomplished stuff from the defender, did not have a great deal to do but kept the away side at bay down the right hand side.

  • Andrea Barzagli
    219
    8
    3.50

    Andrea Barzagli

    Given little more to do than clean up on the few occasions FCN ventured forward.

  • Leonardo Bonucci
    218
    13
    3.50

    Leonardo Bonucci

    Rarely troubled in defence, it was his role in taking the ball out from the back and putting Juve onto the front foot that distinguished the defender.

  • Andrea Pirlo
    295
    10
    4.00

    Andrea Pirlo

    Imperious with his passing and delivery from set-pieces, pulled all the strings from the middle of the park.

  • Kwadwo Asamoah
    265
    11
    4.00

    Kwadwo Asamoah

    Always a thorn in the side of FCN down the left wing, crossed well and was a constant danger.

  • Arturo Vidal
    275
    11
    4.00

    Arturo Vidal

    A bizarre effort that found the net summed up the tenacity and commitment of the Chilean dynamo. Never stopped running even with the game looking more than comfortable.

  • Mauricio Isla
    271
    11
    4.00

    Mauricio Isla

    The Chilean's low cross was placed perfectly for Marchisio to fire Juve into the lead.

  • Claudio Marchisio
    349
    12
    4.50

    Claudio Marchisio Top of the Match

    Unstoppable in the middle and going forward, scored the important first with a well-timed late run and could easily have added to his tally.

  • Sebastian Giovinco
    286
    16
    4.00

    Sebastian Giovinco

    Was caught offside a number of times early, but always looked for the net and finished Juve's first with consummate class.

  • Alessandro Matri
    132
    176
    2.50

    Alessandro Matri

    Somehow failed to get on the scoresheet despite a constant effort to break from the defence, hitting the bar and seeing a number of chances go astray. Smart assist for Quagliarella.

Substitutions

  • Lúcio
    204
    25
    3.50

    Lúcio

    Given 20 minutes at the end in place of Chiellini.

  • Paul Pogba
    252
    16
    3.00

    Paul Pogba

    Entered for Vidal in the second half and ensured that the last half hour would be straightforward for the Italians.

  • Fabio Quagliarella
    266
    9
    3.50

    Fabio Quagliarella

    Finished expertly from Matri's flick to put the icing on the cake for Juve.

  • Jesper Hansen
    26
    14
    2.50

    Jesper Hansen

    Forced to pick the ball out of his net on several occasions, but was badly exposed by his inept defence. Did his best to keep the score from becoming a humiliation.

  • Jores Okore
    6
    21
    2.00

    Jores Okore

    Failed to pick up Marchisio for the opener, but battled hard in defence and made a number of decent interventions.

  • Patrick Mtiliga
    6
    15
    3.00

    Patrick Mtiliga

    Was nowhere to be seen when Isla played Marchisio in from his flank, did not enjoy himself against the Chilean.

  • Michael Parkhurst
    5
    16
    2.00

    Michael Parkhurst

    Did his best to get FCN moving from deep, but struggled throughout the match to track Asamoah.

  • Ivan Runje
    4
    17
    2.00

    Ivan Runje

    Given a torrid time by Matri and Giovinco in his own area, turned over and over again to leave Hansen exposed.

  • Enock Kofi Adu
    2
    18
    2.00

    Enock Kofi Adu

    Unable to compete in the middle, and was taken off at half time.

  • Nikolai Stokholm
    2
    17
    2.00

    Nikolai Stokholm

    The captain was in doubt before the match but proved his fitness in time, although there was little he could do against Juve's fearsome three-man axis in the middle of the park.

  • Mikkel Beckmann
    4
    19
    1.50

    Mikkel Beckmann

    Could not provide the edge on the break that FCN needed to have any chance of taking something from the game.

  • K. Lorentzen
    2
    18
    2.00

    K. Lorentzen

    Dawdled on the ball in his own area and was punished in the cruellest way possible, Vidal's tackle going straight in for the second.

  • Andreas Laudrup
    6
    14
    2.00

    Andreas Laudrup

    The lone man up front barely received the ball during a one-sided first 45 minutes, and was sacrificed at the break.

  • Joshua John
    4
    28
    1.50

    Joshua John Flop of the Match

    Completely ineffective going forward, shackled completely by the Bianconeri backline.

Substitutions

  • Anders Christiansen
    3
    13
    2.00

    Anders Christiansen

    Suffered the same fate as Laudrup, saw none of the ball after replacing the forward in the FCN line-up.

  • Søren Christensen
    4
    13
    2.00

    Søren Christensen

    Came on at half time, but could do little against a Juve team determined to control proceedings.

  • Morten Nordstrand
    3
    15
    2.00

    Morten Nordstrand

    Given 15 minutes at the end with the game already a foregone conclusion.

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