The Juventus captain will not have many easier evenings than this and, aside from a few routine saves, he was hardly tested.
The Uruguayan defender was caught out on the odd occasion by the Catania front line but on the whole, he did a good job in Barzagli's absence.
Although he made the odd slip, the 26-year-old turned in an assured defensive performance and managed to score a rare goal when he swept home Giovinco's cutback from close range.
P. De Ceglie
Made a real impact in Asamoah's absence and as a result most of the Juventus attacks came down the left. His crossing with both feet was impressive.
The commanding centre-back was solid in the tackle, dominant in the air and anticipated the danger brilliantly in order to ensure another clean sheet.
An average performance from Isla, who struggled to show the desire of De Ceglie to get forward. Was rarely beaten defensively but offered little in attack.
The Chilean notched his fifth league goal of the season with a fortuitous deflected effort and his determination to get from box to box helped Juventus to dominate the midfield.
After a slow start, Pirlo once again pulled the strings in midfield and got on the scoresheet with a trademark free kick.
His search for a first league goal of the season nearly came to an end when a thumping shot cannoned back off the woodwork. Produced some neat touches and accurate passing in the midfield.
The Argentine continued his impressive start to the season with two assists and a goal. His intelligent movement caused the Catania backline all sorts of problems.
Although he lacked a clinical edge in front of goal, his hold-up play and understanding with Tevez was a highlight for Juventus fans.
The Argentine goalkeeper was unlucky with Vidal's deflected strike though his positioning was questionable for Pirlo's free kick. Made several good saves to deny Giovinci late on.
Struggled to cope with the movement of Tevez and it was no surprise that he was eventually substituted.
The former Juventus man could not prevent his side leaking four goals and although he turned in an impressive aerial performance, he was often caught out of position.
Took the armband in Izco's absence but found himself exposed by De Ceglie down the right on numerous occasions.
The on-loan Inter wide man offered no attacking threat in the first half and was duly substituted at half-time.
The young Slovakian defender struggled at times with the physical presence of Llorente but showed several glimpses of his undoubted potential.
The experienced Argentine found it difficult to restrict the Juventus midfield and his foolish trip on Tevez led to the second goal.
He will miss Catania's next game against Napoli after he was foolishly dismissed when picking up a yellow card for a needless challenge on Marchisio.
He looked Catania's brightest spark going forward in the first half with his intelligence and creativity. However, he was asked to help contain De Ceglie in the second half, which limited his attacking impact.
He worked tirelessly in a bid to create openings up front and looked effective despite the little service he was given. He combined well at times with Petkovic.
The 19-year-old Croatian was handed a rare start and although he looked lively, he should have repaid his coach's faith as he spurned Catania's best two chances of the game.
The France midfielder was handed a rest as he has played more minutes than any other Juventus player this season. Came on after the hour mark to add stability to the midfield.
The striker was unlucky not to mark his 100th Juventus appearance with a goal. His persistence and nimble footwork ensured he was a constant threat and he was the architect for Bonucci's goal.
Was introduced at half-time to give the visitors an attacking impetus but he struggled to make his mark on proceedings.
The former Barcelona striker was thrown on in an attempt to give the Catania attack a focal point and fresh legs but he lacked the required service to make an impact.