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PLAYER RATINGS: ATALANTA 1-0 JUVENTUS

In a match against a rival top-four club in the table and without Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus took one shot on target and allowed a late goal by Atalanta’s Malinovskyi to fall 1-0 in Bergamo. In seven games played this season without the Portuguese star the club has only won once and appears ripe to face more hardship before they reach the light at the end of the season’s proverbial tunnel.


Notice: All ratings are calculated through a stringent process utilizing statistics and the eye test called My Opinion and are most certainly incorrect.


Starters


Wojciech Szczesny - 6

Tek had a huge save to not give up the winning goal by Malinovskyi in the 86’, but as has been the norm for this season a dose of stupidity and flat out ineptitude led to an additional Malinovskyi shot taken on goal moments later that Alex Sandro then deflected into the net for the Atalanta score, leaving Szczesny unable to save the shot as he was falling toward the shots regular path. That being said, the goal was not Tek’s fault. Szczesny contributed one save, ten accurate long balls, one ground duel won, and one successful dribble.


Juan Cuadrado - 6.5

Cuadrado had a big chance to create something in the 14’ when he entered the box but was collapsed upon by multiple Atalanta defenders. A couple of moments later the Colombian attempted a cross to Chiesa that connected, but the Italian’s shot went wide of the goal. Juan Cuadrado contributed one interception, two tackles, seventeen ground duels won, three key passes, one accurate cross, four accurate long balls, one shot blocked, and seven successful dribbles. Cuadrado was penalized with a yellow card at the end of the match for an argument.


Matthijs De Ligt - 6

De Ligt allowed a dangerous shot by Pessina to be taken in the 24’, but he and Szczesny lucked out as the striker’s shot ran wide of the goal. De Ligt contributed one clearance, three blocked shots, two interceptions, two tackles, three ground duels won, four aerial duels won, one key pass, and three shots off target.


Giorgio Chiellini - 6

Chiellini had a huge stop on a potential first goal midway through the second half in the 58’. Chiellini contributed four clearances, one blocked shot, three interceptions, two tackles, three ground duels won, one aerial duel won, one accurate long ball, and one blocked shot.


Alex Sandro - 5.5

Alex Sandro seems to have those days that just leave me perplexed, either they are so inspiringly good or it's a huge blunder that leaves me feeling how I did about him the majority of 19/20. Today he had one of the latter. To be fair, it appeared he may have been fouled prior to the chain of events that lost the match for the club. But Tek just came off of a huge save on a Malinovskyi shot in the 86’, only for a second shot seconds later taken by Malinovskyi to be deflected away from its intended path by Sandro and into the back left corner of the net, far from the reaches of Szczesny’s grasp. Sandro contributed four clearances, one blocked shot, one interception, three tackles, seven ground duels won, one aerial duel won, three accurate long balls, and one successful dribble.

Weston McKennie - 6