Certainly the busier of the two goalkeepers and put in a decent display. Could not do too much about Lichtsteiner's winner.
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Had a strong showing at the back for Gasperini's side as he got stuck in and made a number of important tackles.
Like his defensive partners, Munoz was also solid at the back though he did struggle at times in his personal battles with Vucinic and Matri.
Struggled with the pace and physicality of Asamoah and was penned into his own half as a result. Subsequently, he failed to offer anything going forward and was rightly withdrawn at half time.
Coped at times with the threat of Lichtsteiner, however, like Pisano he too found it difficult to provide much of an outlet for his side in attack.
A strong and physical presence in the middle for the Sicilians, but his passing left something to be desired. Was rightly sent off in the second half, leaving his side with a mountain to climb
The 24-year-old's pace was a threat for Palermo on the counter attack and he always tried to link up with Miccoli.
The Slovenian got on the ball often as he tried to direct proceedings for his side. Despite trying in vain, he did not perhaps affect the match as he would have liked.
Playing in the heart of midfield, he was overshadowed by the likes of Pirlo and Vidal. Still managed to get on the ball often, even if his effect on the game was minimal.
The former Milan man marshaled the Palermo defence well, particularly in the opening period.
The diminutive striker was left rather isolated at times as Palermo often retreated deep with Juve pushing forward. However, when the ball did come his way he was dangerous and had a goal disallowed.
The Italy captain did not have too much to do as Palermo were unable to get in behind the Juve defence. But he was comfortable when he was called into action.
As ever, a physical presence at the back for Juve and a reliable inclusion on this particular afternoon. Went about his job dutifully against his former side.
The former Bari man was everywhere for the visitors. He was sound at the back, taking no chances, while he also surged forward at every opportunity.
Despite picking up a knock in the opening stages, he solidered on with great determination. Dealt comfortably with what Palermo offered going forward and was one of the reasons why they had so few goal-scoring chances.
The Swiss ruled on the right flank for the best part. He stormed forward at every chance while defensively he hardly put a foot wrong. Most importantly, he scored the decisive goal with a good touch and finish.
It was a typically all-round performance from the combative midfielder, who had his chances to score while defensively he let nothing go by him.
Was unstoppable in the first half, winning tackles while contributing much in an attacking sence. His superb tackle on Morganella before setting up Matri with a delightful through ball showed why he is so important to Juve. Worryingly, was withdrawn early in the second period due to an injury.
The Ghanaian did not have his best outing, but, it was not his worst either. Got forward readily while he comfortably contained the limited threat of Pisano and later Brienza.
The Italian once again orchestrated the game for the visitors. Not known for his physical strength, he coped very well in what was at times a tightly contested squall in the middle of the park.
The Italian has been a little goal-shy this season. Had a good chance in the first half to open the scoring, but saw his effort saved by Ujkani. Battled hard but was replaced with a quarter of an hour to go.
Hit the woodwork in the first half, set up the winning goal with a delightful back-heeled pass and then came close again in the second period. The Montenegrin was Juve’s main attacking outlet and he did not disappoint.
He may have only played for 15 minutes, but, he made as many tackles as anyone of his team-mates.
The young Argentine made an immediate impact when coming on in the second half with a good effort on goal.
Came on for the ineffective Pisano at half-time and despite being a more offensive player, he too failed to really make an impact on the flank.
The Frenchman came on for Vidal and put in a decent showing. Got stuck in defensively though offered little in attack.
Introduced for Lichtsteiner and went about helping his team secure all three points.
Almost opened his account for the club moments after coming on with a shot that just shaved the post. It proved to be his only contribution of note.