The Bianconeri bounced back following a devastating draw against Hellas Verona to collect three more points and tread water in third place. While any chance at redemption and collection of the scudetto at the end of the season seems unlikely, all the club can do is continue winning and hope for the Milan teams to falter.
Notice: All ratings are calculated through a stringent process utilizing statistics and the eye test called My Opinion and are most certainly incorrect.
Wojciech Szczesny - 7
In a rare sequence of activity for the Juventus goalkeeper in the 83’ Tek had a punch to save a threatening Spezia attack and then seconds later collected the ball off of a cross putting an end to the attack‘s possession. Szczesny was well rested through the match and was able to use that extra energy in the final seconds of play by saving a penalty shot taken by Galabinov. Szczesny contributed one save, one save from inside the box, one penalty saved, one punch, one successful runout, four accurate long balls, one clearance, and two aerial duels won.
Danilo Luiz da Silva - 6
With an already struggling offense facing difficulty creating anything of substance, the defender decided to join in on the fun in the 38’ making progress into the penalty box and toward goal just to kick the ball diagonally away without the potential of it being a cross or shot. Danilo contributed one clearance, one interception, three tackles, six ground duels won, one aerial duel won, one offside, nine accurate long balls, and one successful dribble.
Merih Demiral - 6.5
Demiral had a solid deflection to send a Spezia shot toward a goal over following a breakdown on a Juventus attacking possession that turned over and turned directly into a Spezia attack. Demiral contributed two clearances, three blocked shots, two interceptions, one tackle, one ground duel won, one aerial duel won, one accurate long ball, and one shot on target. Demiral was penalized with a yellow card in the 90’+6.
Alex Sandro - 6
Alex Sandro’s performance was less than memorable, but not really any fault of the Brazilians. More so due to the inability of the Spezia attack to get much going on the offensive end. That being said the stand-in captain was solid statistically. Sandro contributed five clearances, two interceptions, two tackles, four ground duels won, one aerial duel won, one key pass, and six accurate long balls.
Gianluca Frabotta - 5
The Italian youth was a late addition to the starting squad following an injury to Matthijs De Ligt during warmups. To make matters worse Frabotta tallied an early yellow card in the 10’ of play that will leave the player out as an option against Lazio for a defensive front already decimated by injuries. To make matters worse later in the final minutes of the half, Frabotta was visibly shaken up during a collision tallying an additional injury for the Juventus defensive staff. Frabotta contributed two tackles, two ground duels won, and one aerial duel won. Gianluca was substituted for Federico Bernardeschi in the 62’.
Federico Chiesa - 7
Chiesa had a handful of early potential opportunities to score but was only able to finish on one where even the Italian knew he was dreadfully offside in the 8’. He sustained an apparent injury in the 24’ following a tackle from Spezia’s Gyasi. After working to create during a long first half the Italian was rewarded with a well-placed cross from Bernardeschi where Chiesa was able to eventually score following an initial shot blocked by the keeper. Chiesa contributed one goal, two key passes, one accurate cross, one accurate long ball, two shots on target, one shot off target, one shot blocked, one successful dribble, one big chance missed, six ground duels won, one offsides, one interception, and four tackles. Federico Chiesa was substituted off for Aaron Ramsey in the 72’.