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PLAYER RATINGS: JUVENTUS 2-1 FERENCVAROS.

The Bianconeri returned to Turin to take on a Ferencvarosi side the club had just dispatched 4-1 in Hungary twenty days ago. This time the squad had fans watching worldwide biting their nails as they struggled to put away the same Green Eagles club even with the return of Champions League superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. But, the football gods smiled down on Torino as Alvaro Morata played hero once again.

Starters


Wojciech Szczesny - 6

While Szczesny was not bad, per se, giving up a goal happens to every defender, but during the concession he was lacking the flashes of brilliance the Polish goalkeeper showed in the final third of last season after the resumption of play. What he is missing is the ability to make the ‘miracle saves’ that a younger Gigi Buffon was famous for and what Juventini have been spoiled with in the past. Sometimes the goalkeeper is expected to pull out that fantastic stop every now and again.


Juan Cuadrado - 7

Cuadrado had moments in the game against Ferencvaros where he struggled, but came up big in the moment where the club needed him most: setting up the match winning header assist for Morata. Cuadrado contributed two assists, one clearance, one blocked shot, one interception, two tackles, and five ground duels won.


Alex Sandro - 6.5

Returning from an injury into the starting lineup, Alex Sandro provided a more than serviceable role as a defender. Alex Sandro was obviously still behind physically if you go by the eyeball test on the field. Sandro accumulated five interceptions, three tackles, nine ground duels won, and seven aerial duels won.


Danilo Luiz da Silva - 6

It is important to preface in rating that Danilo is sacrificing himself and playing out of position while the Bianconeri are depleted at the center back position. That being said, Danilo played a far from perfect game while stepping up. Including a lazy pass midway through the first half of play nearly gave up an additional goal to the Green Eagles when Juventus were already playing on their heels. Danilo had three clearances, four interceptions, and five aerial duels won. Danilo was penalized with a yellow card for arguing a fairly tame defensive play at the 80’.


Matthijs De Ligt - 7

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