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November 20, 2012 7:45 PM GMT
Juventus Stadium — Torino
Referee:‬ C. Çakιr‎
Attendance:‬ 39670‎
 
 
61′ Arturo Vidal
 
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Juventus 3-0 Chelsea

The Blues' European defence hangs by a thread after goals from Fabio Quagliarella, Arturo Vidal and Sebastian Giovinco give the Italian champions a comprehensive victory in Turin

By Liam Twomey

  • Gianluigi Buffon
    724
    8
    4.00

    Gianluigi Buffon

    On the occasions when his team's high pressing left him exposed, he made smart saves to deny Hazard and Mata. Commanded his penalty area superbly.

  • Giorgio Chiellini
    652
    11
    4.00

    Giorgio Chiellini

    Occasionally found it difficult to deal with Hazard's pace and trickery but, on the whole, marshalled his defence well.

  • Andrea Barzagli
    550
    13
    3.50

    Andrea Barzagli

    Defended with aggression and conviction, ensuring that Chelsea got no change from long, hopeful balls upfield.

  • Leonardo Bonucci
    538
    33
    4.00

    Leonardo Bonucci

    Struggled with the fluidity of Chelsea's attack and resorted to cynical fouls when his lack of pace was exposed.

  • Stephan Lichtsteiner
    533
    44
    4.00

    Stephan Lichtsteiner

    Attacked with real intent down the right flank and only a superb reflex save from Cech prevented him from opening the scoring early on.

  • Claudio Marchisio
    558
    21
    3.50

    Claudio Marchisio

    Showed, aggression, energy and poise in the midfield, and his well-timed runs into the penalty area caused panic in the Chelsea defence.

  • Andrea Pirlo
    641
    20
    4.00

    Andrea Pirlo

    Controlled proceedings from midfield, regularly escaping the attentions of Oscar and exerting much more of an influence than in the game at Stamford Bridge.

  • Kwadwo Asamoah
    630
    16
    4.00

    Kwadwo Asamoah

    Kept good width on the left, attacking whenever he got the chance and regularly clipping in dangerous crosses. Showed great awareness to pick out Vidal for the decisive second.

  • Arturo Vidal
    787
    15
    4.50

    Arturo Vidal Top of the Match

    A bundle of energy in the centre of the park, working tirelessly from box to box and keeping the ball well for his team. Deserved his goal, even if it came courtesy of a deflection.

  • Mirko Vučinić
    376
    182
    2.50

    Mirko Vučinić

    Showed some neat close control and clever movement, but his finishing was tame.

  • Fabio Quagliarella
    572
    29
    4.00

    Fabio Quagliarella

    Like Vucinic, made intelligent runs in the final third to create space for midfield runners, and showed great improvisation for his goal.

Substitutions

  • Martín Cáceres
    512
    11
    3.50

    Martín Cáceres

    Replaced Lichtsteiner with just over 20 minutes to go as Juve shut up shop.

  • Sebastian Giovinco
    621
    10
    3.50

    Sebastian Giovinco

    Came on for Vucinic with seven minutes left, and helped himself to the easiest of goals.

  • Petr Cech
    262
    128
    3.50

    Petr Cech

    Made some superb stops as his side largely weathered what seemed an unending storm for the first hour. Beaten by deflections for two Juve goals and made a strange decision to rush out for the third. By then, though, the game was already over.

  • Branislav Ivanovic
    114
    219
    2.00

    Branislav Ivanovic

    His decision-making was suspect all evening and the fact that most of the hosts' success came down his flank says everything about his performance.

  • Ashley Cole
    124
    195
    2.00

    Ashley Cole

    Made a heroic last-ditch clearance to stop Juve heading into the break with a two-goal lead but his efforts were ultimately in vain.

  • David Luiz
    111
    291
    2.00

    David Luiz Flop of the Match

    His usual confident self on the ball but his positioning once again left something to be desired and his general demeanour was not of someone who fully appreciated the seriousness of the situation.

  • Gary Cahill
    53
    267
    2.50

    Gary Cahill

    Little better than his defensive partner at stemming the tide of Juve goal attempts and the movement of Quagliarella and Vucinic troubled him all evening.

  • César Azpilicueta
    50
    283
    2.00

    César Azpilicueta

    Selected to provide an extra shield for Ivanovic as well as contrbuting to Blues attacks, he did neither, and was anonymous until his withdrawal for Moses on the hour.

  • Ramires
    160
    158
    2.50

    Ramires

    Looked uncomfortable when penned in around his own penalty area, making several questionable decisions on the ball, and being given precious little opportunity to showcase his blistering pace from midfield.

  • Oscar
    207
    277
    3.50

    Oscar

    His run early on to set up Hazard's chance was a delight but thereafter he faded to the periphery.

  • John Obi Mikel
    120
    227
    2.00

    John Obi Mikel

    Looked slow to make decisions on the ball, but that might also be explained by the fact that he had no options.

  • Eden Hazard
    106
    307
    3.00

    Eden Hazard

    Unlucky to miss a golden opportunity early on and worked tirelessly for the cause up front alone but was starved of service after the break.

  • Juan Mata
    92
    307
    3.00

    Juan Mata

    Buzzed around expectantly on the halfway line and in the final third but, all too often, the play never reached him.

Substitutions

  • Victor Moses
    58
    289
    2.50

    Victor Moses

    Showed energy and enthusiasm when he replaced Azpilicueta with half an hour left, but a minute after his arrival Vidal ended the match as a contest.

  • Fernando Torres
    207
    242
    2.50

    Fernando Torres

    Replaced Mikel on 71 minutes with the game already lost. Was anonymous again. He should not be judged on tonight but on the string of listless performances which led to him relegated to the bench in favour of a midfielder.

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