Juventus Player Ratings vs Lazio: Chiesa Impact Insufficient for the Bianconeri

At the Olimpico Stadium in Rome, Lazio hosted Juventus in the most anticipated showdown from the 29th round of Serie A. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic opened the scoring for the hosts late in the first half, but Adrien Rabiot pounced on the rebound to bring the Old Lady back on level terms. However, a fabulous team play from the Biancocelesti culminated in a wonderful winner for Mattia Zaccagni in the second half. So here are our player ratings for Juventus who saw their positive streak shatter in the Eternal City with a 1-2 defeat at the hands of Lazio.

Juventus (3-5-1-1)

Wojciech Szczesny – 6

The former Roma goalkeeper pulled off a spectacular save to deny Ciro Immobile’s volley but couldn’t prevent Milinkovic-Savic’s close-range shot, while Zaccagni left him with no chance at all.

Federico Gatti – 6

Aside from a few nervy moments on the ball, it was a passable display from the Italian defender who tried his best to limit Zaccagni’s threat.

Gleison Bremer – 6.5

The Brazilian was easily the most solid Juventus defender, making a string of vital interceptions. Didn’t deserve to end up on the losing side.

Alex Sandro – 5

The former Porto man strangely decided to take a dive instead of fighting Milinkovic-Savic for the ball, a decision which spectacularly backfired as it gifted Lazio the lead. Tried to atone himself by making some decent interventions at the back, but it remains a forgettable evening for the veteran.

Juan Cuadrado – 5.5

The Colombian wingback was the main culprit in Lazio’s second goal as he rushed towards Luis Alberto, leaving Zaccagni unmarked. But he get an extra point for his corner kick which produced the lone Juventus goal.

Nicolò Fagioli – 6

The young midfielder made some timely interceptions at the back, but couldn’t direct his volley goalward in the final minutes.

Manuel Locatelli – 5.5

A tough evening for the former Sassuolo man who fought hard for every ball, but eventually left the pitch earlier than expected to avoid a second booking.

Adrien Rabiot – 6

The Frenchman brought Juventus back to the match with a swift equalizer, but was second-best to Milinkovic-Savic in their personal duel.

Filip Kostic – 5.5

A relatively quiet night by the Serbian’s high standards. Found some difficulties in putting his crosses past Adam Marusic.

Angel Di Maria – 6

A mixed bag from the World Cup winner who wasted the ball by insisting to dribble past his marker, but also produced glimpses of brilliance that could have resulted in an equalizer.

Dusan Vlahovic – 5

Another disappointing hour from the former Fiorentina bomber who failed to threaten Ivan Provedel’s goal. His lone noteworthy contribution was a header that went over the bar.


Federico Chiesa – 6.5

A vibrant display from the winger who set the left flank ablaze following his introduction. Delivered some great balls to the box, but none resulted in a goal.

Arkadiusz Milik – 5

The Pole replaced Vlahovic at the hour mark, but was hardly an upgrade.

Leandro Paredes – 5.5

An improved display from the struggling Argentine, but still not quite at the required level.

Danilo – 6

The Juventus vice-captain played in his original right-back role and combined well with Di Maria.

Fabio Miretti – N/A

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