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PLAYER RATINGS: JUVENTUS 4 - 1 UDINESE

Following what can only be described as an embarrassment against Fiorentina, the Bianconeri returned to action in the friendly confines of Allianz Stadium. Udinese came out swinging on a disallowed goal by potential Juventus target Rodrigo de Paul. But the Bianconeri rebounded following the VAR disallowance and closed out the match with a 3-0 victory and three points as the club claws its way back up the table. The match was a perfect rebound and a much needed tune-up for the upcoming showdown with top of the table rival AC Milan as Juve resumed its assault for Scudetto number ten in a row.


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 - 5.5

Tek started his day getting saved by VAR for what feels like the first time after a handball assist allowed Rodrigo de Paul to score a cancelled goal at the 10’. Shortly after the Ronaldo score, the Polish keeper cleaned up on his own collecting the last ditch effort shot at the 32’ made by the greatest Italian footballer name in the sport, Kevin Lasagna. Szczesny collected another hazardous shot on goal at the 62’. Tek and Bonucci combined for a great stop on a cross from Udinese at the 76’ to attempt to keep the sheet clean. Unfortunately, a late breakdown allowed a Zeegelaar goal to crash the defensive party. Tek contributed two saves, two saves from inside the box, two accurate long balls, and one interception.


Danilo Luiz da Silva - 7

See the first sentence for Bonucci to summarize the entire defense on the first play. Danilo overall had a decent match and was one of the reasons with (surprisingly) Bonucci that the defense came close to keeping a clean sheet. Danilo contributed one assist, three clearances, one blocked shot, five interceptions, two tackles, five ground duels won, one aerial duel won, three key passes, six accurate long balls, and one big chance created.

Matthijs De Ligt - 5.5

See the first sentence for Bonucci to summarize the entire defense on the first play. Not to be overly critical, but it felt like the Dutch defender and a lot of the defense played this match on autopilot, even allowing that final goal to ruin the clean sheet. De Ligt contributed two clearances, one interception, three tackles, three ground duels won, one aerial duel won, and two accurate long balls. De Ligt was penalized with a yellow card at the 64’.