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Player ratings as Juventus pass Rossoblu at Allianz stadium | Serie A 2020-21

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Juventus won a 3-1 victory over Genoa in the Italian 2020-21 A league on Sunday. Fresh out of an impressive victory Naples, Juventus have won successive victories to keep their title hopes slim.

Juventus drew his first blood just five minutes after kick-off when Dejan Kulusevski beat Mattia Perin to open the scoring. Alvaro Morata then doubled Juventus’ lead at close range in the 20th minute.

Genoa seemed to be back in the game when Gianluca Scamacca pulled one four minutes back in the second half. However, substitute Weston McKennie scored his fifth league goal of the season to seal the three points for Juventus.

On that note, let’s take a look at the Juventus player ratings.

Wojciech Szczesny 5/10

Wojciech Szczesny had a quiet afternoon in front of Juventus goals. However, he failed to keep a clean sheet as he was beaten by Gianluca Scamacca’s header in the 49th minute. Szczesny did well to stop Pjaca from leveling the scores six minutes later, however.


Juan Cuadrado 7/10

It was a superb outing for the Colombian international. He provided the assist for Kulusevski’s opening after a fascinating footwork in the penalty area.

He performed his defensive duties diligently and also provided an excellent outlet for the Juventus attack with his overlapping runs in the first half. Surprisingly, he was substituted at half-time.


Giorgio Chiellini 6/10

It was a vintage performance from the Juventus veteran. While Matthijs de Light did the dirty work in defense, Georgio Chiellini brilliantly played the role of distributor. He completed 94% of his passes and five of six long ball attempts.


Matthijs de Ligt 6/10

It was another assured display from Juventus’ center-back. He was on deck to stifle any danger from the attackers from Genoa. However, the young Dutchman could have done better to stop Scammaca’s goal, as he was too easily over-muscled in his box.


Danilo 6.5 / 10

Danilo bounced back from his recent fights and put on a composed performance on the left side of Juventus’ four-man defense. He played a huge role in Juventus’ third goal, providing assist to Weston McKennie.


Dejan Kulusevski 7.5 / 10

The Sweden international gave Juventus an early lead with a neat finish after just four minutes. Dejan Kulusevski was a constant threat to Genoa’s defense as he tore them apart and easily pushed his way through their challenges.


Rodrigo Bentancur 5.5 / 10

It was an industrious performance from the Juventus midfielder. Rodrigo Bentancur was crisp in the center of the park, keeping the game moving and winning his midfield duels.


Adrien Rabiot 6.5 / 10

It was a box-to-box performance typical of the French international. On the defensive side of the field, Adrien Rabiot did well to stop Genoa’s attacks, making four interceptions and two tackles. Offensively, Rabiot dictated the pace and tempo of Juventus in the middle of the park.


Federico Chiesa 6/10

Although Federico Chiesa was not on the scoresheet or created an assist, he played a huge role in Juventus’ victory. He was diligent with his defensive contributions, as he rushed to win the ball when Juventus were out of possession.


Cristiano Ronaldo 5.5 / 10

Cristiano Ronaldo struggled to catch his pace against Genoa. He missed several glorious chances to be on the scoresheet, including a point blank rebound in the first half. The second half did not change his fortunes as he failed to make a revealing impact on the game.


Alvaro Morata 7/10

The Juventus forward grabbed the second goal of the game by bouncing off the rebound after Cristiano Ronaldo’s effort bounced off the crossbar. Alvaro Morata teamed up brilliantly with his teammates in attack and was also on deck to support his full backs.


Juventus substitute player notes:

Alex Sandro 5.5 / 10

The Brazilian full-back replaced Juan Cuadrado at half-time. Offensively, Alex Sandro failed to make the same impact as the Colombian but was solid with his defensive duties, however.


Weston McKennie 7/10

It was a superb cameo on the bench for the on-loan Schalke 04 man. Just two minutes after replacing Dejan Kulusevski, Weston McKennie restored Juventus’ two-goal lead with a brilliant strike.


Paulo Dybala – 5.5 / 10

Paulo Dybala replaced Alvaro Morata in the 68th minute and continued to play for Juventus with neat and tidy passes.


Arthur Melo 5/10

Arthur Melo replaced Federico Chiesa but didn’t have a telling impact as Juventus had already won the game by then.


Aaron Ramsey 5/10

Aaron Ramsey came on for the final six minutes of the game but had no impact against Genoa.

Posted on April 12, 2021 12:33 AM IST



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