Juventus Player Ratings vs PSG: Admirable Effort Despite Defeat

At the Allianz Stadium in Turin, Juventus hosted Paris Saint-Germain in their last Champions League fixture of the season, having already been eliminated following last week’s defeat in Lisbon. The Italians enjoyed one of their finest outing of the campaign, but it still wasn’t enough to derail the momentum of Christophe Galtier’s men. Kylian Mbappé broke the deadlock early on with a stunning solo effort, but Leonardo Bonucci equalized before halftime. In the second period, Nuno Mendes delivered the winner on the back of a thrilling just seconds after his introduction. So here are our player ratings for the Juventus players who managed to earn a spot in the Europa League knockout stages despite their loss to PSG.

Juventus (3-5-1-1)

Wojciech Szczesny – 6

The Pole could do little on either goal. He produced two clumsy yet important saves to deny Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos.

Federico Gatti – 6

The former Frosinone man will be on the wrong end of some mocking memes as he fruitlessly tried to hang on to Mbappe’s shirt before the opener. Nonetheless, he looked solid overall and made some important interceptions.

Leonardo Bonucci – 6.5

An improved performed from the captain who has been under heavy scrutiny lately. Latched into Cuadrado’s ball to score the equalizer, and seemed to be untroubled at the back.

Alex Sandro – 5.5

It wasn’t a terrible performance from the Brazilian, but he committed some blunders late in the match, including giving the ball away and breaking his team’s offside trap.

Juan Cuadrado – 6.5

Although Mendes left him in his wake ahead of the winner, the Colombian produced an industrious performance on the right flank. He had the better of Juan Bernat, and provided the assist for Bonucci.

Nicolò Fagioli – 6.5

An encouraging full debut from the young Italian. He didn’t see much of the ball compared to his teammates, but made the best out of every touch. Picked up his teammates with precise balls and won the freekick that led to the lone Juventus goal.

Manuel Locatelli – 7

The former Sassuolo man looked like a man possessed in the middle of the park. Fought hard to retrieve countless of balls and picked up Cuadrado with a fabulous cross that led to Bonucci’s goal.

Adrien Rabiot – 6

A hard-working display from the Frenchman against his former club. Made some dangerous runs on the left, but was one of the culprits on the first PSG goal with his complacent pass to Locatelli.

Filip Kostic – 6.5

The winger arguably won the duel against Achraf Hakimi and was able to make threatening breakthroughs on the wing. But his final delivery is usually more accurate.

Fabio Miretti – 6

The teenager had his hands full as he chased Marco Verratti all over the pitch. But he just has to improve his finishing skills, as he continues to waste more chances than what Juventus can afford at the moment.

Arkadiusz Milik – 5.5

The former Napoli man had a tough task against Sergio Ramos and Marquinhos and couldn’t test Gigio Donnarumma, but he set up a major chance for Miretti which should have been a goal. Booked for a dangerous tackle on Renato Sanches and then risked a second yellow.

Juventus Substitutes

Federico Chiesa – 6.5

The long-anticipated comeback of the Euro 2020 hero was one of the highlights of the evening. The winger returned with a broad smile on his face and was ready to go. Added a whole different dimension to Juve’s attacks. Perhaps he would have made a bigger impact with some additional time on the clock.

Matias Soulé – N/A

Tommaso Barbieri – N/A

Enzo Barrenechea – N/A

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