Juventus vs Torino: Juventus host Torino in the Turin derby at the Allianz Stadium in Round 26 of Serie A.
The first half was Juventus’ half as they dominated possession and scored a goal from de Ligt’s header of a corner. Apart from the first few minutes, Torino looked out of the game.
Torino were the better team in the second half. Captain Belotti scored the crucial equalizer of the derby and the game finished on level pegging.
Let’s have a look at the player ratings for the match: –
Juventus vs Torino Player Ratings
Wojciech Szczesny (6.7/10): The Polish goalkeeper face 3 shots on target out of which he saved 2 and conceded one.
Juan Cuadrado (8/10): Cuadrado had a brilliant game on the right flank. He was defensively good and made good forward runs with dribbles.
Alex Sandro (7/10): Playing out of position, Sandro had a decent game in the back and complimented de Ligt well.
Matthijs de Ligt (8.3/10): De Ligt was exceptional at the back with well-timed challenges. He scored a thumping header from a corner to give Juventus the lead.
Luca Pellegrini (6.5/10): The left back was decent but got injured and was replaced at half time.
Denis Zakaria (6/10): Zakaria did a lot of work off the ball but had the least number of touches in the game and could not be much effective.
Manuel Locatelli (7.8/10): Locatelli was imposing in the middle of the park and was accurate in his passes, tackles and dribbles.
Adrien Rabiot (6.9/10): Rabiot was sturdy in the midfield. He put a crucial chance just inches wide in a counter attack.
Paulo Dybala (6.1/10): Dybala had a mediocre game starting as the skipper. He was subbed off in the second half due to injury scares.
Dusan Vlahovic (5.8/10): Vlahovic was ineffective in the game and just had a single shot which was blocked by the defenders.
Alvaro Morata (6.7/10): Morata has had better games playing in the front as he could manage only 2 shots out of which one was blocked.
Mattia de Sciglio (6.5/10): De Sciglio came in for Pellegrini and maintained the pressure he had kept before half time.
Weston McKennie (6.2/10): McKennie could not have much of an impact on the game in the dying minutes.
Arthur (6.6/10): Arthur had a lot of ball in the small time he was on the pitch but could not impact the game.
Moise Kean (6/10): Kean was ineffective replacing Vlahovic.
Vanja Milinkovic-Savic (6.6/10): Milinkovic-Savic, like his counterpart, faced 3 shots out of which he conceded one.
Koffi Djidji (6.8/10): Djidji was good in the back making important passes and crucial blocks.
Gleison Bremer (7.9/10): The Brazilian center back gave away no chances and defended extremely well, man-marking Vlahovic.
Ricardo Rodriguez (7/10): Rodriguez was a good match up against Morata and did not let the Spanish striker slip away.
Wilfried Singo (7/10): The right wing back put in the hard yards and created spaces on the right flank to work the ball inside the box.
Rolando Mandragora (7.4/10): Mandragora was one player who had the ball for most of the match. He distributed the ball well and made good challenges.
Sasa Lukic (6.4/10): Lukic’s passing was accurate. He made a few tackles and got booked while attempting one.
Mergim Vojvoda (7.3/10): Vojvoda doubled up well with Brekalo on the right side and created a few chances.
Tommaso Pobega (6.2/10): Pobega had a quiet game and lost many 50/50s. He did not compliment Singo on the right flank.
Josip Brekalo (7.5/10): Brekalo was impressive on the left side and provided an assist for Belotti’s goal.
Andrea Belotti (7.6/10): Belotti looked absent for most of the game until making a game-changing impact by equalizing in the 62nd minute.
Marco Pjaka (6/10): Pjaka was brought in for Brekalo but he could not be as impactful as the goal provider.
Antonio Sanabria (6.2/10): Sanabria just had 10 minutes on the pitch and could not make a difference.
Cristian Daniel Ansaldi (NA)
Alessandro Buongiorno (NA)