Has been tipped as Buffon's long-term successor in the Italian national side, but tonight's showing throws doubts on those claims. Made decent saves to deny Krasic and Martinez but struggled with cross balls and his weak slap led to Marchisio's goal.
The experienced defender has been a rock at the heart of the Palermo defence this season - and he continued that form tonight. One block with his heel to deny Matri was particularly impressive.
The right-back made a crucial contribution in first half injury time by putting just enough pressure on Matri to ensure he sliced an excellent chance to draw his side level.
The flying left-back was was injured early on and had to be replaced by Darmian in the 11th minute. In that short time, he rarely touched the ball.
The Slovenian replaced Munoz at the heart of the defence and his performance suggested he could prove to be another astute purchase.
Possibly the Palermo number 72's least effective performance of the season. Struggled to get going and it was no surprise when he was replaced in the 59th minute.
A quiet game by his standards. The fact his side took an early two-goal lead probably curtailed his attacking ambitions.
Palermo's midfield dynamo scored what turned out to be the winning goal with a wonderful header. Popped up all over the pitch, never giving the Juventus midfield a second on the ball.
Played in the centre of the midfield three and kept things ticking over with his slick distribution. Always available for a pass and rarely wastes possession.
Made a superb start when he breezed past two challenges and picked out Miccoli for the opening goal with a stunning pass. However, he drifted out of the game after Chiellini gave him a few strong challenges to let him know he was around.
Punished his former club by scoring the opener with a tidy finish and also played his part in the second goal, passing to Cassani with an intelligent quick corner to cross. It's little wonder he's the darling of the Renzo Barbera crowd.
Was not helped by his defence for either goal and was not particularly tested by Palermo apart from on those occasions. Saved a Miccoli drive at the second attempt but that was about it.
Where was he when Miccoli popped up on his side to open the scoring? If he was properly positioned he wouldn't have been make a despairing sliding tackle to try to stop Miccoli.
The big defender seemed a little lost without Bonucci beside him. Was criminally outjumped by Migliaccio for the first goal and was easily nutmegged by Miccoli, who almost went on to score a third. His only real contribution was to give Pastore a few rough challenges to knock him out of his stride.
The left-back was solid without being spectacular. Didn't make much of an impact on the game defensively or in an attacking sense.
Made his debut at the heart of the Juventus defence and was caught under Pastore's pass for the opening goal.
Can often looked disinterested when he comes up against a midfield enforcer like Migliaccio, but appeared to be trying his best to get involved when Del Neri surprisingly replaced him with Sissoko just after the hour.
The Serbian winger can be frustratingly inconsistent. Could hardly get past Darmian in the first half but made an excellent start to the second half, finding Matri with a clever cut-back and testing Sirigu with a powerful drive.
Was the catalyst behind Juventus resurgence towards the end of the first half as he charged around the midfield winning tackles and quickly distributing the ball. But didn't quite continue that in the second half as he proved a little slack in some of his long-range passing.
Sparked his side back into life with a well-taken goal, to score his second goal in consecutive matches, and looked like man who would make things happen for his side. Worked his socks off for the cause and can be disappointed to be on the losing side.
A poor debut from the Cagliari loanee. Passed up three very good chances to score. He put one straight at the 'keeper, failed to connect properly with another and shot weakly at goal with the final effort.
A. Del Piero
The Juventus legend wasn't at his best tonight, but did provide the corner which Sirigu flapped at and Marchisio slammed home.
- 99 F. Benussi
The 21-year-old was called into action when Balzaretti had to leave the field injured and was very impressive at left-back. One superb slide-tackle to dispossess Krasic springs to mind as a defining moment.
- 94 A. Acquah
- 11 F. Liverani
- 77 J. Kurtič
The tall midfielder replaced Ilicic and almost played his part in a third goal, laying off for Miccoli who curled wide.
Replaced Miccoli with three minutes left on the clock.
- 30 M. Storari
- 43 F. Sørensen
- 39 V. Camilleri
Replaced Grosso in the 79th minute but didn't contribute much.
Came on for Aquilani and tried to influence the game. Used his long legs to break up some Palermo moves and attempted to get things moving. But he isn't really the player to do that, proven by some embarrassing control towards the end.
Had an excellent chance to level the scores in the 83rd minute but saw his toe-poked shot well saved by Sirigu.
- 38 A. Libertazzi