PLAYER RATINGS: TORINO 2-2 JUVENTUS
The first five minutes of play saw three huge opportunities to score and put the match in solid control by the Bianconeri side, but all three opportunities were squandered away and the team from then on was content to sit back and play what came to them. In a match that saw Juventus control SEVENTY-ONE PERCENT of the possession, the club struggled to create much of anything and trailed one of the worst Torino sides in a long time 2-1 for a majority of the match. The current iteration of the club continues to show it has no understanding or plan to live true to the ‘Fino Alla Fine’ mantra. But unlike the players that make up the formation of this club, I continue to trudge on until the end. No matter how tiresome this season has become I shall continue to write about this wasted year.
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 - 4.5
The Polish keeper delivered one of his worst memorable performances of the season, while (as is tradition) the opposing keeper looked like the next Serie A Migliore portiere. Szczesny collapsed during the shot on goal from Juventus product Mandragora in the 27’ and allowed for the easy header above and in by Antonio Sanabria. Tek continued with some horrible keeping to start the second half of the match and allowed the Kulusevski turnover to turn into an easy goal for Sanabria in the first minute of the second half. Szczesny finally got a big save in the 86’ following a shot by Lukic on a run out. Tek did it again in the 90’ to save a match-winning goal with a tip over the crossbar.
Juan Cuadrado - 5
The Colombian continued his pace of delivering crosses as often as possible, but none seemed to land on target or with much of a purpose. Cuadrado contributed seven ground duels won, one aerial duel won, three key passes, six accurate crosses (OUT OF 22), one accurate long ball, two big chances created, one shot off target, and one successful dribble. Cuadrado delivered a dangerous challenge on Verdi in the 68’ that was penalized with a yellow card but could have been potentially much worse.