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January 9, 2013 7:45 PM GMT
Juventus Stadium — Torino
Referee:‬ P. Mazzoleni‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Juventus 2-1 AC Milan (aet)

Goal.com rates the men involved in a pulsating cup tie at Juventus Stadium, eventually won by the hosts thanks to Mirko Vucinic's strike in extra time

By Daniel Edwards

  • Marco Storari
    293
    35
    4.00

    Marco Storari

    Was caught wrong-footed by El Shaarawy's early strike, but was otherwise well guarded by the backline and was equal to anything Milan could muster from deep. Brilliant in extra time to protect a narrow lead.

  • Martín Cáceres
    286
    30
    3.50

    Martín Cáceres

    Always attentive on the left hand side of the pitch, and impressive in shackling Emanuelson in an exemplary defensive performance.

  • Andrea Barzagli
    246
    31
    3.50

    Andrea Barzagli

    Was caught out by Boateng early on and was made to pay, but recovered to restrict Milan's movement in the area for the vast majority of the 90 minutes.

  • Leonardo Bonucci
    261
    44
    4.00

    Leonardo Bonucci

    A typically understated yet commanding performance from the defender in the middle of the Old Lady back three. Very rarely caught out either on the ground or in the air.

  • Stephan Lichtsteiner
    199
    40
    3.00

    Stephan Lichtsteiner

    Got forward efficiently and combined well with Giovinco, before suffering when the youngster was withdrawn. Taken off himself in the dying minutes of normal time.

  • Mauricio Isla
    157
    99
    3.00

    Mauricio Isla

    Played a more central, withdrawn role than usual, supporting Lichtsteiner effectively on the right side and disrupting Milan's rhythm.

  • Arturo Vidal
    255
    48
    3.00

    Arturo Vidal

    Harried, marked and hassled his midfield opponents to perfection, ensuring that Juve enjoyed a clear dominance in the centre of the pitch.

  • Emanuele Giaccherini
    181
    73
    3.00

    Emanuele Giaccherini

    Seemed unsure of his role in what appeared to be an attacking front three for the home side, drifting across the pitch while failing to make a telling impact - until his surging break decided proceedings.

  • Luca Marrone
    180
    75
    2.50

    Luca Marrone

    Was a late inclusion in place of Pirlo, and while he perhaps did not show the same fitness as the veteran master, was a constant presence in the middle of the park.

  • Sebastian Giovinco
    342
    37
    4.00

    Sebastian Giovinco

    Involved in almost everything positive that emanated from the Juve attack. Just needed a little more precision in front of goal to add to his solitary strike.

  • Alessandro Matri
    93
    224
    2.50

    Alessandro Matri

    Another deeply frustrating performance both for the forward and the home support. Gets into all the right positions, but the finishing was once again nowhere to be seen.

Substitutions

  • Paolo De Ceglie
    227
    41
    3.50

    Paolo De Ceglie

    Came in for Lichtsteiner and settled instantly into the match, providing a valuable set of fresh legs for the extra 30 minutes.

  • Andrea Pirlo
    258
    44
    3.00

    Andrea Pirlo

    Added an air of calm and finesse in possession after replacing Marrone.

  • Mirko Vučinić
    351
    43
    4.50

    Mirko Vučinić Top of the Match

    Put an indifferent cameo against Sampdoria at the weekend behind him with an instinctive finish that proved crucial in extra time.

  • Marco Amelia
    81
    127
    4.00

    Marco Amelia

    Had little chance to stop a wonderful free kick from Giovinco, but came to Milan's rescue with a brilliant stop in an almost identical situation.

  • Mattia De Sciglio
    165
    47
    3.00

    Mattia De Sciglio

    Held firm against a dynamic home attack, and was not overwhelmed dealing with the likes of Lichtsteiner and Vidal when play switched to his flank.

  • Francesco Acerbi
    40
    175
    2.00

    Francesco Acerbi

    Looked uncertain and unsure in the centre of defence. A wayward pass and tackle cost Milan an equaliser, and he was lucky not to be punished again by Giovinco after another mistake.

  • Ignazio Abate
    125
    69
    3.50

    Ignazio Abate

    Looked dangerous when he broke down the right, but needed to play more conservatively in order to bolster a shaky backline.

  • Philippe Mexes
    64
    196
    1.50

    Philippe Mexes Flop of the Match

    Seemed more interested in riling the Juve ranks than in actually defending and was extremely lucky not to have received a red card in a bizarre first-half performance.

  • Urby Emanuelson
    39
    157
    2.50

    Urby Emanuelson

    Started brightly but faded out of the game and made little impact as Milan looked to reimpose themselves on the cup tie.

  • Kevin-Prince Boateng
    118
    122
    2.00

    Kevin-Prince Boateng

    Stood out with one excellent break that led to El Shaarawy's opener. Defensively, however, he left much to be desired as Juve dominated in the middle.

  • Massimo Ambrosini
    150
    71
    4.00

    Massimo Ambrosini

    Was overwhelmed in the opening stages of the match, but bounced back to prove a calming influence for Milan.

  • Riccardo Montolivo
    172
    59
    3.50

    Riccardo Montolivo

    Battled in vain to overcome a mobile, tenacious Juve effort in the centre, which limited his opportunities to break forward and make a telling impact.

  • Giampaolo Pazzini
    39
    186
    2.00

    Giampaolo Pazzini

    Made a vital contribution early on with an intelligent stepover, but it was a rare moment of class in a display that too often lacked precision in the final third.

  • Stephan El Shaarawy
    291
    42
    3.50

    Stephan El Shaarawy

    Took his goal with customary class, and popped up across the field as he strived to be the driving force behind his side's attacking efforts.

Substitutions

  • Bakaye Traoré
    56
    124
    2.50

    Bakaye Traoré

    Brought on at the end of the second half, and was badly caught out by a swift break that led to Vucinic's strike.

  • M'Baye Niang
    181
    57
    2.50

    M'Baye Niang

    The youngster showed glimpses of brilliance with the ball at his feet after coming off the bench.

  • Bojan Krkic
    188
    58
    2.50

    Bojan Krkic

    Held the ball up well and looked assured, but was not given enough space in front of goal to make an impact.

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