At the Mapei Stadium, Sassuolo hosted Juventus for a thrilling fixture in the fifth round of Serie A. In what was a night marked by defensive blunders, the Bianconeri managed to equalize the score twice, but the Neroverdi eventually sealed the deal, with Andrea Pinamonti restoring their lead and Federico Gatti’s shocking gaffe of an own goal making it 4-2. So here are our player ratings for Juventus who suffered their first defeat of the season at the hands of their hosts Sassuolo.
Wojciech Szczesny – 4.5
Despite making two spectacular saves, this goes down as one of the Pole’s worst displays since joining Juventus. Made a howler on the opening goal as he failed to punch out Armand Laurienté’s shot. His shaky clearance on the third goal allowed Pinamonti to pounce on the rebound, while his ill-advised pass to Gatti culminated in a comical own-goal.
Federico Gatti – 4
The Italian defender was shaky from the very start of the match. His poor pass led to Sassuolo’s second goal. Allowed Laurienté to skip past him on the third strike, before scoring a disastrous own-goal that will probably haunt him for the rest of his days.
Gleison Bremer – 6
It was a solid display at the back from the Brazilian who won the vast majority of his duels.
Danilo – 6
Although he couldn’t close in on Domenico Berardi on the second Sassuolo goal, the Juventus captain restored the ball on several occasions and made some vital contributions at the back.
Weston McKennie – 6
An energetic display from the Texan whose run towards the far post prompted Matias Vina’s own goal. He was decent overall on both ends of the pitch, but only lasted for an hour.
Fabio Miretti – 5.5
The Juventus youngster wears his heart on his sleeve every time he takes the field, but didn’t add a quality touch to the middle of the park. Completely lost Matheus Henrique following a rash charge just ahead of Sassuolo’s second goal.
Manuel Locatelli – 5.5
This was a far cry from the midfielder’s inspiring display last week. Struggled in the battle of the middle of the park against his former club.
Adrien Rabiot – 5
The Frenchman has thus far failed to replicate last season’s sublime outings. Lost possession cheaply and couldn’t assert his authority in midfield.
Filip Kostic – 5.5
The Serbian wasn’t quite terrible, but seemed to be reluctant to cross on several occasions. He has hauled off at halftime in favor of Iling-Junior
Federico Chiesa – 7
The Euro 2020 winner was easily the best performer among Massimiliano Allegri’s men. Delivered the assist that sparked the first goal and then scored the second himself. Chased every ball for 90+ minutes.
Dusan Vlahovic – 5
A forgettable evening for the former Fiorentina man who scuffed a precious one-on-one opportunity in the second half. Left the pitch with an irritated expression on his face.
Nicolò Fagioli – 6.5
The Juventus youth product was one of the brightest spots of a calamitous evening for the Old Lady. Set up Chiesa on the second goal with a deft flick and did well as a Regista in the final stages. But still has to improve his defending.
Samuel Iling-Junior – 6
This wasn’t his most memorable display, but the Englishman played a part in Chiesa’s goal by keeping the ball in play. He also made an important challenge to deny Laurienté an easy chance to score.
Timothy Weah – 5.5
The American’s cross led to Chiesa’s goal but that was the end of his highlight reel. Wasted an important chance with a poor back bass.
Moise Kean – 5.5
The Italian was never provided with an opportunity to score which limited his contribution.
Arkadiusz Milik – N/A
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