The Bianconero breezed their way into the Coppa Italia semi finals with a 4-0 victory over SPAL to set up a rematch with rival Inter Milano... *tries to contain laughter about name change*
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
The returning king retook his rightful place wearing the captain’s armband. And that was about as much effort and sweat he had to contribute from there on out. Buffon claimed a clean sheet and contributed one save, one accurate long ball, and one clearance.
Radu Dragusin - 6.5
The Romanian player was a part of a solid rejuvenated defensive front that gave fans a potential look at what the back line could consist of once Bonucci and Chiellini call it quits. A clean sheet in Coppa Italia play is a good start. Dragusin contributed one clearance, one blocked shot, three interceptions, one tackle, one ground duel won, one key pass, and two accurate long balls.
Merih Demiral - 6.5
Juventus fans finally got to see the M&M defense together again and it paid off well enough for the club. Only main critique was that in the first few minutes of the match Demiral failed to maintain control of the ball and had it easily stripped from his possession by SPAL attackers. Demiral contributed two clearances, three interceptions, two aerial duels won, one offside, and two accurate long balls.
Matthijs De Ligt - 7
There really is not too much about the defense and I am starting to get redundant at this point. But the defense was good and kept a clean sheet. Man, is it great to have a healthy De Ligt back though. De Ligt contributed two clearances, two tackles, two ground duels won, two aerial duels won, one key pass, seven accurate long balls, and one shot off target.
Gianluca Frabotta - 7
Gianluca Frabotta broke his Juventus scoring fast in the 33’ off of a Dejan Kulusevski assist, rocketing a shot into the back of the net. The Italian contributed one goal, one interception, one tackle, two ground duels won, two key passes, two accurate long balls, two shots on target, one shot off target , and one successful dribble. Frabotta was substituted off for Alex Sandro in the 67’.
Federico Bernardeschi - 5.5
In a Coppa Italia match where he was named Vice Captain to Gigi Buffon, the Italian showed very little of the potential that was witnessed during the last international break.?Bernardeschi contributed two accurate crosses, one successful dribble, one ground duel won, and one offiside. Bernardeschi was substituted off for Alessandro Di Pardo for the start of the second half.
Nicolò Fagioli - 6.5
Making his start for the Italian flagship, the youth showed that he was more than capable of balling with the men. In the 29’, Fagioli came up big on a lapse that led to a SPAL attack far outnumbering Juventus with red shirts, but the youth cooly stole possession and cleared it out of the area. Fagioli continued his potential during the 78’ when he delivered a beautiful pass to Aaron Ramsey that th