Juventus Player Ratings vs Sampdoria: Rabiot to the Rescue

At the Allianz Stadium in Turin, Juventus hosted Sampdoria for what turned out to be a thrilling encounter. The Bianconeri thought they had the match wrapped up after scoring from two headers in the first half, but the Ligurians replied with two of their own in the space of a minute to reach the interval on level terms. Nonetheless, the hosts restored their lead in the second period as Adrien Rabiot completed a personal brace. And despite Dusan Vlahovic’s missed spot-kick, Matias Soulé hit the final nail in the Blucerchiati’s coffin. So here are our player ratings for Juventus who prevailed over Sampdoria in a 4-2 victory.

Juventus (3-5-1-1)

Mattia Perin – 6

The former Genoa goalkeeper was faultless on both goals conceded, but he had little to do elsewise.

Danilo – 5.5

It was a match of two halves for the Brazilian. He found himself in a sea of troubles while playing on the left of the defensive trio. However, his display massively improved after the break, as he switched back to his natural position on the right.

Leonardo Bonucci – 4.5

A night to forget for the Juventus captain who lost possession on a few occasions and struggled to cope with Manolo Gabbiadini’s pace. Massimiliano Allegri hauled him off at halftime.

Gleison Bremer – 7

Minus a few nervy instances, it was an impressive display at the back from the former Torino man, especially after switching to a more central role in the second half. Broke the deadlock with an unstoppable header.

Mattia De Sciglio – 5.5

Yet another defender who had a dramatic change in position after the break. Although it wasn’t a terrible display, the Italian hardly inspired at wingback or as a central defender.

Nicolò Fagioli – 6.5

A nice showing from the young midfielder who’s gaining more confidence with every new outing. Provided a clever assist for Rabiot’s second goal and ran hard for 90+ minutes.

Enzo Barrenechea – 5

The Argentine youngster started on a decent note, but allowed the Sampdoria players enough space to storm into the box and mount a comeback. His outing only lasted for 45 minutes.

Adrien Rabiot – 8

A man-of-the-match performance from the Frenchman who nodded home in the first half before delivering a smashing finish in the second period following a lovely give-and-go with Fagioli.

Filip Kostic – 7

The Serbian winger is always generous with his crossing. This time, he provided the assist for Bremer’s opener as well as the ball that culminated in the fourth Juventus goals.

Fabio Miretti – 6.5

The youngster played in a slightly advanced position, but made sure to drop deep whenever necessary. Delivered a sublime assist for Rabiot’s first.

Dusan Vlahovic – 5

Well, at least we can’t fault him for trying, but it’s safe to say that Lady Luck has completely abandoned the Serbian. Struck the post on two occasions, including one from the spot. He was expectedly livid by the end of the match.


Juan Cuadrado – 6.5

A positive outing from the Colombian who won a spot kick, rattled the post with a vicious shot and made some timely interceptions at the back.

Manuel Locatelli – 6.5

It wasn’t necessarily a flashy performance form the Italian, but Juventus seemed much more balanced overall following his introduction. He also contributed to the third goal.

Matias Soulé – 7

A night to remember for the young forward who scored his first Serie A goal after latching onto the rebound. Even prior to the goal, he looked lively and inspired, threatening Martin Turk with a dangerous shot.

Daniele Rugani – N/A

Federico Gatti – N/A

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