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SERIE A: Empoli vs Juventus Player Ratings as Bianconeri claim a much needed 3-2 victory

Empoli vs Juventus Player Ratings: Juventus squared off against Empoli at the Stadio Carlo Castellani stadium in the ongoing edition of the Serie A.

Juventus picked up all 3 points from their recent trip to Empoli, courtesy of a brace from Dusan Vlahovic and a goal from Moise Kean. Empoli played a decent match scoring two goals through Zurkowski and La Mantia, but failed to score the equalizer in the final minutes of the match.

Let’s take a look at the player ratings for Empoli vs Juventus match:-

Empoli vs Juventus Player Ratings

Empoli

Guglielmo Vicario (5/10): The Italian goalkeeper had an average performance as he failed to stop the strong impact shots of the Juventus forwards and ended up conceding twice in the match.

Sebastiano Luperto (6/10): The Italian defender made some good blocks and interceptions behind. However, it could have been better to close down the gaps which could have effectively helped Empoli to stop the dangerous threats inside the D Box. He provided a vital assist for the second goal in the match.

Adrian Ismajli (5/10): The Albanian centre back was not at the best of his game as he was not able to provide sturdy defensive support at the backline. He repeatedly failed to stop the quick counters of Juventus eventually booking himself early in the second half.

Liberato Cacace (4/10): The Kiwi international footballer Cacace was good in the attacks but failed multiple times to deal with the threat of Vlahovic which in turn resulted in some quick counters. He could have been better defensively.

Petar Stojanovic (6/10): The Slovenian right-back was good in the offence as well as in the defence, chasing the ball and providing some clinical balls and support upfront in the pitch.

Andrea Pinamonti (5.5/10): The Italian striker was actively present in the forward line but was not clinical enough to make the final finish. Pinamonti could have been better in positioning which might have created a major threat in the rival away teams D Box.

Kristjan Asllani (5/10): The Albanian midfielder was not at his best game as he gave away possession in the centre of the pitch too much which even cost Empoli once in the second half leading to the third goal.

Nedim Bajrami (7/10): The Swiss footballer was exceptional in the field as he showcased a brilliant performance. He was excellent with the ball on his feet and made some clinical crosses into the box creating some major threats.

Filippo Bandinelli (7/10): The Captain provided sturdy support in the centre of the pitch and had very good ball control. Bandinelli provided some clean passes to move the ball forward and was very good to move with the ball in tight situations.

Szymon Zurkowski (7/10): The Polish midfielder provided od performance and was there to provide the vital equaliser in the first half-hour of the match bringing back Empoli in the match.

Federico Di Francesco (5/10): The Italian forward did not have any sturdy impact on the match and could have been better aggressively in the final third to create the much-needed impact on the match.

Substitute

Fabiano Parisi (6.5/10): The Italian wingback was sensational with the ball on his feet as he provided maximum support in the frontline after he was subbed in at the 70th minute of the game.

Andrea La Mantia (6.5/10): The Italian forward provided instant impact in the match and provided the second goal for Empoli but fell short by inches to provide the equaliser in the final few minutes of the game.

Marco Benassi (N/A)

Valerio Verre (N/A)

Liam Henderson (N/A)

Juventus

Wojciech Szczesny (6/10): The Polish goalkeeper did not have much to do except for the goal conceded by him. However, he needs to improve his distribution.

Matthijs de Ligt (6.5/10): De Ligt showed his aerial presence in defence and also helped in playing out from the back calmly whenever called upon.

Leonardo Bonucci (6/10): The Juventus skipper did not look his usual calm and cool self. He was indecisive in clearing the ball for Empoli’s goal.

Luca Pellegrini (6.5/10): Pellegrini did decent in attack and defence, putting in a real shift down the left flank. However, his crosses lacked precision and

Danilo (6/10): Danilo did not have a great game. He was partly to blame for the goal conceded by Juventus after he failed to clear the ball.

Adrien Rabiot (7/10): Rabiot had a great game in central midfield. The Frenchman put in a delightful cross for Kean to open the scoring for Juventus.

Arthur (6.5/10): The Brazilian midfielder was one of the brighter spots in midfield for the away side. He was good in possession and added an extra zip to their attacking play.

Denis Zakaria (5/10): Zakaria had to be taken off at the 37th minute after suffering an unfortunate injury.

Dusan Vlahovic (7.5/10): Vlahovic continued his dreams starting at his new side as the second and the third goal for Juventus with his expert finishing.

Moise Kean (7/10): Kean played a near-perfect match for the Old Lady. He scored the opening goal for his side with a perfect header.

Juan Cuadrado (6.5/10): The Colombian winger played a clever pass into Vlahovic for the second Juventus goal.

Substitutes

Manuel Locatelli (6.5/10): Came on to replace the injured, Zakaria inside the first half. Looked solid and composed on the ball showing good ball carrying skills.

Alvaro Morata (6/10): The Spanish striker came to replace Moise Kean for the final half-hour. He looked lively and got the assist for Vlahovic’s second goal with a beautiful pass.

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