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December 12, 2012 8:00 PM GMT
Juventus Stadium — Torino
Referee:‬ M. Guida‎
Attendance:‬ 18932‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Juventus 1-0 Cagliari

The home team triumphed and move into the Coppa Italia last eight with a narrow victory in Turin, earned thanks to a single goal from Sebastian Giovinco

By Daniel Edwards

  • Gianluigi Buffon
    146
    4
    3.00

    Gianluigi Buffon

    A very comfortable evening for the keeper, with one save from Dessena about as busy at it got.

  • Andrea Barzagli
    129
    4
    3.00

    Andrea Barzagli

    Flawless in the middle of defence, always there to stop Cagliari in their tracks on the rare occasions they ventured forward.

  • Leonardo Bonucci
    138
    10
    3.00

    Leonardo Bonucci

    Stood out primarily for his creative rather than defensive talents. A perfect ball over the top nearly set up Giovinco, before Bendtner should have buried his cross.

  • Paolo De Ceglie
    135
    11
    3.50

    Paolo De Ceglie

    Revelled in the freedom afforded to him as he marauded down the left. Frightened the visitors on more than one opportunity with his dribbling.

  • Luca Marrone
    175
    4
    3.50

    Luca Marrone

    The centre-back proved an able replacement for Chiellini as the first choice was rested, tackling strongly and rarely being caught out.

  • Mauricio Isla
    124
    19
    3.00

    Mauricio Isla

    It was the Chilean's cross that put in motion the move that handed Juve the lead. Solid performance, even if he did not get forward as much as he would have liked.

  • Paul Pogba
    198
    4
    3.50

    Paul Pogba

    Continues to impress following his move from Manchester United. Strong, assured and confident in the middle, with an obvious talent for both the simple and eye-catching pass.

  • Simone Padoin
    142
    14
    3.00

    Simone Padoin

    Great pressuring on Rossettini to force the error that opened the way for Giovinco. Used the ball well around the Cagliari area.

  • Arturo Vidal
    135
    5

    Arturo Vidal

    The Chilean was a late inclusion following Giaccherini's injury, but did not manage to complete the first 45 minutes before being taken off with his own complaint.

  • Sebastian Giovinco
    214
    9
    4.00

    Sebastian Giovinco Top of the Match

    A livewire for the home team, constantly probing and testing the Cagliari backline even if the final product was at times suspect. Classy finish to open the scoring.

  • Nicklas Bendtner
    126
    46
    3.50

    Nicklas Bendtner

    A frustrating evening for the on-loan striker. Missed more than one chance to break his duck for Juve, before being forced off towards the end of the first half.

Substitutions

  • Kwadwo Asamoah
    140
    7
    3.00

    Kwadwo Asamoah

    A low-key yet effective performance from the winger, who was pressed into service due to Vidal's injury.

  • Alessandro Matri
    69
    84
    2.50

    Alessandro Matri

    Came in for Bendtner just before the break, and suffered the same profligacy in front of the net as the Dane.

  • Vlada Avramov
    14
    15
    3.50

    Vlada Avramov

    Made a handful of key saves and had little chance to stop Giovinco's winner, as the Juventus forward advanced on goal unchallenged.

  • Luca Rossettini
    4
    14
    2.00

    Luca Rossettini

    Paid dearly for a lack of concentration in his own box, as Giovinco stole in to decide proceedings with the game's only goal.

  • Gabriele Perico
    3
    11
    2.50

    Gabriele Perico

    Battled without pause to keep the Turin side at bay in his own box, but flashed one effort wide at the other end that could have changed the game.

  • Nicola Murru
    3
    10
    3.00

    Nicola Murru

    Too often caught out of position, leaving Cagliari vulnerable to the long ball over the top.

  • Dario Del Fabro
    4
    12
    2.50

    Dario Del Fabro

    Struggled with the movement of first Bendtner, then Matri, although the pair's lack of confidence in front of goal meant his hesitation was forgiven.

  • Sebastian Eriksson
    6
    12
    3.00

    Sebastian Eriksson

    Was one of the more lively players in the Rossoblu, creating several chances that were not seized upon by his colleagues.

  • Albin Ekdal
    15
    14
    3.00

    Albin Ekdal

    Given a lot of trouble by Giovinco's running from deep early on, although composed himself to improve as the game progressed.

  • P. Ceppelini
    4
    13
    2.50

    P. Ceppelini

    The young Uruguayan showed flashes of his potential with some assured passing, although he looked lightweight at times in the face of fierce pressure.

  • Thiago Ribeiro
    3
    21
    1.50

    Thiago Ribeiro Flop of the Match

    An all-too anonymous display from the Brazilian forward, who could not repeat his hat-trick heroics of the previous round.

  • Víctor Ibarbo
    8
    13
    3.00

    Víctor Ibarbo

    Flashes of excellence from the former Atletico Nacional wonderkid, whose determined play almost allowed Pinilla a way to goal.

  • Mauricio Pinilla
    10
    12
    2.50

    Mauricio Pinilla

    A tireless display from the battling forward, but could not find the precision in front of goal to match his impressive work-rate.

Substitutions

  • Daniele Dessena
    9
    11
    3.50

    Daniele Dessena

    The midfielder's entry coincided with a more dynamic, confident Cagliari effort, although it ultimately proved insufficient to turn around the game.

  • Marco Piredda
    4
    10

    Marco Piredda

    A late substitution for Ceppelini, but he could not force a draw.

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