Updated: May 10, 2021
That's a wrap. On the season. On Champions League. On any potential for a shot of adrenaline into the dying old woman currently on life support. Another pathetic performance from what has become a pathetic excuse for a club team. Andrea Pirlo continues to show that he has no plan for a future in which to build the team, has no set scheme, remains blissfully unaware of the existence of substitutions, and does not feel any urgency to save the season or himself. If this was an away match the manager and half of the team deserved to be Lane Kiffin’d after the final whistle blew. Pirlo, arguably, should have been sacked weeks ago.
The family isn’t showing up. Her husband passed long ago. The Old Lady gets interred in a ceremony only fitting of the COVID era, quiet and alone. This is what the management did to the club, to the fans, and to the sport while they had € signs in their eyes drooling for the Super League.
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 - 5
Tek had a big early save on a deep-threatening shot on goal by Brahim Diaz in the 21’. Szczesny tallied a similar stop in the 43’ on an almost devastating shot from Brahim. Shortly after the playa real devastating shot came from Diaz that found the back right side of the net for the opening goal in the 45’+1 while the Polish keeper left the box and left the goal virtually unguarded. Tek made his attempt at being the savior by saving a Kessie penalty in the 58’ to keep the deficit at 1-0. Szczesny made another miraculous save in the 71’ on a Milan run out trying to keep some life in the squad. And all of that effort was for naught as Rebic continued to help Milan to a 3-0 victory. Szczesny contributed two saves, one save from inside the box, one penalty saved, one punch, five accurate long balls, and one clearance.
Juan Cuadrado - 4.5
The Colombian made multiple efforts at creating crosses for his teammates, but the Juventus attack was less than useful during a pivotal moment in deciding the club’s future. Cuadrado contributed one clearance, two interceptions, two tackles, three ground duels won, six key passes, three accurate crosses, one accurate long ball, and one big chance created.
Matthijs De Ligt - 5
De Ligt was about the only decently reliable player on the field. To be honest I don’t have the energy for any positive talk today. De Ligt contributed three clearances, one interception, three tackles, three ground duels won, three aerial duels won, one key pass, five accurate long balls, and one blocked shot.
Giorgio Chiellini - 4.5
The Italian captain just missed an opportunity at the opening score of the match off of a Cuadrado corner in the 30’, but was unable to connect on the header. Chiellini was the last line of defense that failed to stop the potentially devastating goal by Brahim Diaz before halftime. Chiellini followed up the poor play at the end of the half with a penalty on a handball in the 55’, but had himself saved with a Szczesny save on the Kessie penalty kick. Chiellini contributed one clearance, two blocked shots, two interceptions, one tackle, one penalty committed, three ground duels won one aerial duel won, one key pass, eight accurate long balls, two shots off target, and one big chance missed. Chiellini was penalized with a yellow card in the 57’ for the handball.
Alex Sandro - 5
The Brazilian played with fire against Brahmin in the 18’ as a lackluster defensive effort allowed for a decent shot by the AC Milan player that luckily soars over the goal. Sandro returned with a huge save in the 37’ with a header away from goal for what would have set up an easy score from Ibrahimovic. Sandro contributed two clearances, one tackle, four ground duels won one aerial duel won, three accurate long balls, one shot off target, and one successful dribble.
Weston McKennie - 4
The American has seen a downturn in his offensive performance since his initial injection into the team at the beginning of the season. It’s not a surprise rumor of a potential sale for the player has begun to arise. McKennie contributed one accurate long ball, one aerial duel won, one blocked shot, and three interceptions.
Rodrigo Bentancur - 4.5
Bentancur’s shot on goal in the opening minute of the second half was blocked leaving the club at a 1-0 deficit. Bentancur made the dumbass of all dumbass plays (actually I take that back because his Porto performance still exists), and booted the ball out of bounds for no good reason in the 63’ and forfeited a perfectly good possession. His game was finally over shortly after the play when Andrea Pirlo found out about the invention of substitutions. Bentancur contributed one accurate cross, two accurate long balls, one shot on target, one shot blocked, one successful dribble, four ground duels won, one aerial duel won, two interceptions, and one tackle. Rodrigo Bentancur was substituted off for Dejan Kulusevski in the 67’.
Adrien Rabiot - 4.5
The team was bad. Everyone is bad! Rabiot contributed one accurate long ball, one shot off target, one shot blocked, one ground duel won, one tackle, and two interceptions.
Federico Chiesa - 4.5
Federico Chiesa had very few of what we have become accustomed to of hustle plays compared to earlier this season, faltering early in the first half. Chiesa’s foul at the end of the first half of the play led to the subsequent goal allowed by Brahim Diaz. Chiesa contributed one blocked shot, one successful dribble, four ground duels won, and one tackle. Federico Chiesa was substituted off for Paulo Dybala in the 79’. Chiesa was penalized with a yellow card for a foul on Calabria in the 53’.
Alvaro Morata - 3.5
In the opening moments of the first half, Morata delivered a perfectly placed backheel pass to Bentancur for a shot but was blocked. That was about as much as the Spaniard did positive for the club today. Morata contributed one blocked shot, two key passes, four ground duels won, one offside, and two tackles.
Cristiano Ronaldo - 3.5
In the first half, Ronaldo failed to make a single touch in the AC Milan box. Ronaldo took his first meaningful shot in the 67’, though sent high above the goal. The Juventus attack was completely useless and almost nonexistent in possibly the pivotal moment of the season. Ronaldo contributed one shot off target, one shot blocked, one successful dribble, two ground duels won, one clearance, and one tackle.
Dejan Kulusevski (↔️ Rodrigo Bentancur) - N/A
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Paulo Dybala (↔️ Federico Chiesa) - N/A
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Andrea Pirlo - 3
The day has come. See the intro to this article for a summary, but the time to save the season and the future of the club was two weeks ago. If a move isn’t made that is an indictment of the entire Juventus management.
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