COPPA ITALIA PLAYER RATINGS: INTER 1-2 JUVENTUS
Updated: Feb 3, 2021
The Bianconeri continue their winning ways and defeat archrival Inter Milano in the confines of San Siro 2-1. Juventus host the return match on February 9th in the friendly confines of Allianz Stadium with a victory and two away goal cushion.
Notice: All ratings are calculated through a stringent process utilizing statistics and the eye test called My Opinion and are most certainly incorrect.
Gianluigi Buffon - 6.5
The match did not start great for the Italian legend as he let an early shot on goal by Lautaro Martinez slip past him for the opening goal to put Inter Milano up 1-0 in the 9’. But the keeper of my childhood came up in ways only Buffon knows how getting enough stops to seal the 2-1 victory for the good guys following up an early Inter score. Buffon contributed three saves, two high claims, one save from inside the box, one error that led to a shot, and eight accurate long balls.
Juan Cuadrado - 6.5
The Columbian helped get Juventus in the scoring column following the Lautaro score for Inter after he was awarded with a VAR penalty which Ronaldo was able to easily convert into a goal in the 24’. Cuadrado contributed two clearances, three interceptions, four ground duels won, two key passes, one accurate cross, eight accurate long balls, two successful dribbles, and one penalty won.
Merih Demiral - 7
The Turkish defender came up huge in the 68’ minute to save an equalizing goal by the Inter attack that had seen a previous strike deflected by Buffon, but left the goal open following the Italian’s recoil from the stop. Demiral made multiple clearances in the waning moments of the match to keep the Inter attack without reward. Demiral contributed four clearances, one blocked shot, two interceptions, two tackles, one clearance off the line, two ground duels won, four aerial duels won, one accurate long ball, and one shot on target. Demiral was penalized with a yellow card in the 14’.
Matthijs De Ligt - 6.5
De Ligt was a party to the early collapse on defense that allowed the initial Inter goal that Lautaro Martinez was able to capitalize on in the first ten minutes of the game. The Dutch returned to normal form following the breakdown and helped the Juventus defense see out a scoreless remainder of the match. De Ligt contributed two clearances, two blocked shots, six interceptions, three tackles, four ground duels won, one aerial duel won, eight accurate long balls, one shot off target, and one successful dribble. De Ligt was penalized with a yellow card in the 47’.
Alex Sandro - 5.5
The Brazilian saw limited activity on his side of the field compared to that of De Ligt, Demiral, and Cuadrado, but helped secure the victory for the Bianconeri. Sandro contributed two interceptions, one tackle, four ground duels won, one aerial duel won, one key pass, two accurate long balls, one shot off target, and one successful dribble. Sandro was penalized with a yellow card in the 32’.
Weston McKennie - 6
The American flew a bit under the radar compared to his usual heroics Juventus fans have grown accustomed to this season as of late, but put together a solid performance. Though McKennie, would surely like to have that last shot attempt back to add to the margin of defeat over Inter. McKennie contributed one shot on target, one shot off target, two successful dribbles, five ground duels won, one aerial duel won, one interception, and one tackle. McKennie was substituted for Giorgio Chillini in the 90’.
Rodrigo Bentancur - 6
The Uruguayan seems to do better when combined with the likes of McKennie and Arthur, instead of well… Rabiot. Bentancur contributed four accurate long balls, one shot on target, one aerial duel won, two interceptions, and one error that led to a shot. Bentancur was substituted for Arthur Melo in the 76’.
Adrien Rabiot - 6
Rabiot is well…. Rabiot, as was stated with Bentancur. The Frenchman put together a solid performance today, but there are obviously better options Juventus can pick up to play in this spot in th