Juventus Player Ratings vs Lazio: Chiesa and Vlahovic Roar in Coppa Italia Win

At the Allianz Stadium in Turin, Juventus hosted Lazio in the first leg of the Coppa Italia semi-final. After a listless first-half display, the Bianconeri came to life early in the second period, starting with Federico Chiesa’s opener. Dusan Vlahovic then delivered a clinical strike to give his side a comprehensive advantage ahead of the return fixture in Rome. So here are our player ratings for Juventus who avenged Saturday’s league defeat by beating Lazio by two unanswered goals in the cup tie.

Juventus (3-5-2)

Mattia Perin – 6

The Italian custodian was almost a bystander as he didn’t have to produce a single save. He was almost caught by an awkward lob that hit the post, but he appeared to have it covered.

Federico Gatti – 6.5

The former Frosinone man began his outing by inadvertently injuring Mattia Zaccagni. Despite being rash at times, it was a solid and composed display at the back.

Gleison Bremer – 7

The resolute Brazilian defender never gave Ciro Immobile or his substitute Taty Castellanos a yard of space. Another defensive masterclass.

Danilo – 6.5

The Juventus captain was always there to pull off timely interceptions and clear the ball out of danger.

Andrea Cambiaso – 7.5

A brilliant display from the former Genoa man who created Chiesa’s opener almost out of nothing by eclipsing his markers and putting Chiesa through on goal with a fabulous long ball. This was only the highlight of a grand outing.

Weston McKennie – 7.5

The USMNT star ran his socks off and covered every yard of the pitch with his non-stop running. Won the ball on countless occasions and provided the assist for Vlahovic.

Manuel Locatelli – 6

The Euro 2020 frustrated Juventus fans with his poor delivery in the first half, but he certainly improved after the break. Fought for every ball, including one that culminated in the opener.

Adrien Rabiot – 7

A commanding display in the middle of the park from the Frenchman who had the better of his compatriot Mateo Guendouzi. Played an integral role in the second goal.

Filip Kostic – 6

The Serbian worked hard to cover his flank against the likes of Felipe Anderson and Gustav Isaksen. He also played a few decent balls, but his display still lacked a marquee moment.

Dusan Vlahovic – 8

The former Fiorentina man displayed just how clinical he can be by scoring from his solitary chance. He was also a thorn in the back of Alessio Romagnoli and company throughout the match, and showcased his dedication to the cause by constantly tracking back and covering for his teammates. Max Allegri will be proud.

Federico Chiesa – 7.5

The Italian star took his chance brilliantly, leaving the Lazio goalkeeper with no chance. On his day, he remains the biggest source of creativity for Juventus.

Substitutes

Kenan Yildiz – 6.5

The Turkish teenager kept the pressure on the Lazio backline following his introduction. Pulled off some breathtaking dribbles.

Timothy Weah – 6

A positive outing on the right flank from the American winger, though he earned himself as needless yellow for a challenge on Guendouzi.

Moise Kean – N/A

Alex Sandro – N/A

Carlos Alcaraz – N/A

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