At the Via del Mare Stadium, Juventus ascened the Serie A summit (albeit temporarily) thanks to a solid second-half showing against Lecce. Massimiliano Allegri’s men weren’t at their most scintillating form in the first period, but the goals poured after the break. Dusan Vlahovic kept his hot run going by netting a brace within nine minutes, and Gleison Bremer put his stamp on the victory with a late header. So here are our player ratings for Juventus who usurped Inter in the standings with a commanding 3-0 win over Lecce.
Wojciech Szczesny – 6
Aside from making a routine save at the end of the match, the former Roma man had very little to do. This will go down as one of the easiest clean sheets for the Polish custodian.
Federico Gatti – 6
The former Frosinone man couldn’t always deliver the right pass or cross when on the ball, but looked confident at the back, which is what matters most.
Gleison Bremer – 7.5
Another impeccable outing from the Brazilian defender. He managed to shake off a hesitant start against Nikola Krstovic to prevail in their personal duel with ease. Rounded off a formidable display with a bullet header to make it 3-0.
Danilo – 5.5
The Juventus captain struggled on a few occasions against the pace and trickery of Pontus Almqvist and had to rely on Bremer to bail him out. But still managed to regain his composure in the second half.
Andrea Cambiaso – 6.5
Another convincing showing from the versatile Italian who started on the right flank but was often found in the middle of the park. Picked up Vlahovic with a clever assist on the Juventus opener, displaying quick thinking and sublime execution.
Weston McKennie – 6.5
The American was desperate to break his duck for the campaign but his first header was cleared on the line by Krstovic, while Vlahovic “robbed” him on the second occasion. But it was an influential display nonetheless in midfield.
Manuel Locatelli – 7
The former Sassuolo man bossed the play in the middle of the park. Made some crucial interventions at the back while also helping in bringing the play forward. Instigated the second goal with a precise long ball that found Kostic.
Fabio Miretti – 5
The obvious weak link in this Juventus side. The young midfielder lost the ball repeatedly, and at times in promising positions. Whether it was a coincidence or not, the Bianconeri immediately improved following his exit and the goals followed.
Filip Kostic – 6.5
All in all, it was a much improved display from the Serbian winger compared to some of his most recent outings. If McKennie had his goal stolen by Vlahovic, then Kostic was denied what would have been a well-deserved assist.
Kenan Yildiz – 6.5
As always, the teenager produced some flashes of brilliance that captivated the crowd. Brought down McKennie’s long ball expertly, which culminated in the Juventus opening goal.
Dusan Vlahovic – 7.5
The former Fiorentina bomber confirmed his good form with his second brace in five days. While his touch wasn’t the cleanest on the opener, it crept into Wladimiro Falcone’s corner. On the second goal, McKennie’s header was going in regardless, but his long leg allowed him to claim it just over line.
Timothy Weah – 6
A positive cameo from the USMNT star who added some energy to the right flank.
Samuel Iling-Junior – 6
The Englishman provided the assist for Bremer on the third Juventus goal with a wonderful cross from the free-kick.
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