Juventus Player Ratings vs Udinese: Chiesa and Paredes to the Rescue

At the Allianz Stadium in Turin, Juventus were hellbent on paying tribute to their late captain Gianluca Vialli with a victory over Udinese. Although it wasn’t the most entertaining of matches, the Bianconeri eventually achieved their objective in a typical Massimiliano Allegri fashion, as two of their substitutes combined to put Danilo through on goal. So here are our player ratings for Juventus who earned their eighth Serie A win in a row at the expense of Udinese, all while collecting another clean sheet.

Juventus (3-5-1-1)

Wojciech Szczesny – 6.5

The former Arsenal man had to pull off some routine saves, including one that denied Wallace’s header in the first half.

Danilo – 7.5

Aside from his usual combative performance at the back, the Juventus captain asserted yet another duty against Udinese, putting himself in the right place at the right time to emerge as the match winner with late tap-in.

Daniele Rugani – 7

A solid display from the Italian centre-back on one of his rare outings. Made some vital blocks and interceptions and kept Beto at bay.

Alex Sandro – 6

The Brazilian had some nervy moments on the ball, including losing possession in a dangerous area. Nonetheless, it remains a decent performance from the recently-converted defender.

Weston McKennie – 6

A generous display as ever from the Texan who played on the right flank, but moved to his original central role for a while in the second half. Did well to limit Destiny Udogie’s danger and tried to support his teammates upfront.

Fabio Miretti – 5.5

It wasn’t the most impressive outing from the young Italian who lost Wallace on a dead-ball situation. He was also wasteful in front of goal, but still combined well with Di Maria on some occasions.

Manuel Locatelli – 5.5

This was one of the lesser performances we’ve seen from the former Sassuolo man in recent times. His first-half booking was long overdue and his technical touch wasn’t on cue.

Adrien Rabiot – 6.5

A solid display from the World Cup finalist on his first start of the year. Led some counter attacks with his unparalleled stamina, but his final touch betrayed him at the most crucial instances.

Filip Kostic – 6

The Serbian started slowly but gained steam after the interval as he began to combine with Rabiot, but it just didn’t pay dividends.

Angel Di Maria – 6.5

The veteran Argentine acted as an attacking midfielder and tried his best to link the lines. He was the author of the vast majority of his team’s dangerous plays prior to his exit.

Moise Kean – 5.5

To his credit, the Italian striker made the right movements, but he should have done much better with his finishing. Wasted at least two clear-cut chances


Federico Chiesa – 7

The winger’s cameo started slowly on the right flank, but then exploded after replacing Kostic on the left. Provided the assist for Danilo’s winner with a superb chest and volley.

Leandro Paredes – 6.5

The Argentine was also instrumental for the win as it was his brilliant play which picked up Chiesa ahead of the goal. It’s these types of cameos which would eventually win him back a starting berth.

Arkadiusz Milik – 5

A forgettable display from the Pole who couldn’t replicate his heroics from Wednesday. Should have put Juventus in the lead but failed to tame a loose ball in front of goal.

Nicolò Fagioli – N/A

Matias Soulé – N/A

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