Juventus Player Ratings vs Verona: Kean Rescues Uninspiring Bianconeri

In the penultimate round of 2022, Juventus travelled to Verona while eying their fifth straight victory in Serie A. While it wasn’t pretty nor impressive, Massimiliano Allegri’s men snatched the win thanks to a solitary goal from Moise Kean while the Gialloblu were left to rue their lackluster finishing and their two penalty kick appeals (both denied by VAR). So here our Juventus player ratings for cagey affair at the Marcantonio Bentegodi Stadium between the Bianconeri and their hosts Verona.

Juventus (3-5-2)

Mattia Perin – 6

Different goalkeeper, same result. For the fifth straight match, Juventus earned a win while maintaining a clean sheet. Although Verona had a flurry of chances, the Italian only had to pull off a couple of routine saves.

Gleison Bremer – 6.5

The unyielding defender looked solid as ever, winning the vast majority of his duels.

Leonardo Bonucci – 5

The captain started his evening by earning a booking for a poor challenge. He was rightfully bailed out by VAR when the ref whistled a spot kick for his challenge, but he still committed other blunders, including playing Lasagna onside which culminated in Sandro’s dismissal.

Danilo – 6.5

The Brazilian played in three various roles. He made some timely interceptions at the back and acted as a midfielder in the second while helping his team pushing forward to find a goal. He then switched to the right flank when Cuadrado left the pitch.

Juan Cuadrado – 5.5

The Colombian veteran struggled against the pace and trickery of Josh Doig in the first half. His performance improved after the break, but still left a lot to be desired.

Nicolò Fagioli – 7

An excellent performance from the young midfielder who’s growing in confidence with every new appearance. Saw much of the ball and picked up his teammates with ease, including a brilliant set-up for Locatelli.

Manuel Locatelli – 6

A hard working display as ever from the former Sassuolo man who sat deep for the majority of the match, but still produced the Old Lady’s most dangerous chance of the first half with a shot from the edge of the box.

Adrien Rabiot – 6.5

The Frenchman was the one to provide the assist for Kean. He almost put the striker through on goal earlier but his pass was slightly heavy.

Filip Kostic – 6

The Serbian had his moments, but it was a far cry from his exhilarating display against Inter last weekend.

Arkadiusz Milik – 6

The Pole ran hard from the first whistle to the last, much to Allegri’s delight. He also initiated the play that led to the Juventus winner. Tested Lorenzo Montipo in the first half, but it was an easy save for the latter.

Moise Kean – 7

The Italian marked his return from a short layoff by snatching a scrappy yet invaluable winner. Not a classic performance by any means, but he combined well with his teammates and delivered what matters the most.

Juventus Substitutes

Leandro Paredes – 5.5

The Argentine entered right after Kean’s goal, and Juventus were no longer interested in maintaining possession. Displayed some decent touches, but hardly saw the ball.

Fabio Miretti – 5.5

The teenager wasted possession on some occasions and was an obvious downgrade on Fagioli.

Angel Di Maria – 6

The former PSG man added his usual flicks and tricks, and almost scored from a lovely volley.

Alex Sandro – 5

The Brazilian took one for the team. Tripped Kevin Lasagna who was heading straight towards goal and had no complaints while receiving his marching orders.

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