Juventus vs Bologna Player Ratings: Arnautovic Shocks the Allianz Crowd

At the Allianz Stadium in Turin, Juventus hosted Bologna in the hopes of securing three points that consolidate their Top four chances. Nevertheless, it was anything but easy for the Bianconeri who struggled against their Emilians foes. Marko Arnautovic shocked the crowd in attendance by putting the visitors in the lead early in the second half. Luckily for Massimiliano Allegri’s men, they were able to salvage a point thanks to Dusan Vlahovic’s equalizer while their opponents were down to nine men. So here are our player ratings for the encounter between Juventus and Bologna.

Juventus (4-3-3)

Wojciech Szczesny – 5.5

The Pole had very little to do beside picking up the ball from his net following the opener. Tried to save the day as he surged forward to meet Arnautovic, but the Austrian easily rounded him.

Mattia De Sciglio – 5.5

The former Milan man delivered a couple of decent crosses, but was far from solid at the back, with Dijks slipping past him on some occasions.

Matthijs de Ligt – 6

The Dutch put up a commanding display in the first half, but things went awry following the break. Soriano lured him out of the box before delivering the assist for Arnautovic. He then left the pitch with a knock.

Giorgio Chiellini – 6

The captain was mostly solid at the back, even if he wasn’t able to stop Arnautovic ahead of the goal. On the other hand, he was particularly wasteful on the ball when trying to support his teammates upfront.

Luca Pellegrini – 5.5

The young left-back put up an energetic display before fading in the second half. He left his spot for Zakaria as Allegri opted for an overhaul in the lineup at the hour-mark.

Juan Cuadrado – 6

A mixed bag for the Colombian who has recently renewed his Juventus contract. Look vibrant at times, but found difficulties in his personal duel against Dijks. With the open net at his mercy, his shot struck the woodwork.

Danilo – 6

A solid if unspectacular display from the former Real Madrid man who acted as a holding midfielder. Made some crucial interventions and helped the Bianconeri in regaining the ball on several instances. But couldn’t truly help in building the play.

Adrien Rabiot – 6

The Frenchman started on the right note, winning back the ball with some brave sliding tackles and making runs forward. But once again, he was let down by his final touch, missing a sitter in front of goal.

Paulo Dybala – 5

A forgettable display from the Argentine on one of his last appearances for Juventus at the Allianz Stadium. His shots were way off target and lost the ball twice in dangerous areas. Allegri decided to take him off after 60 minutes despite trailing in the result.

Dusan Vlahovic – 6

This was arguably one of the Serbian’s poorest displays since joining Juventus, but once again spared his team the blushes by nodding the ball into the net in added time.

Alvaro Morata – 6.5

Although Vlahovic scored the goal, it was the Spaniard who truly saved Juventus on Saturday night. His run led to Soumaoro’s dismissal (which also resulted in Medel’s red card), and it was his acrobatic effort that provided the assist for the equalizer.

Juventus Substitutes

Leonardo Bonucci – 5.5

The Euro 2020 winner replaced the injured de Ligt. He tried to launch long balls from the back, but his efforts were fruitless.

Denis Zakaria – 6

The Swiss added some energy to the middle of the park, but was wasteful inside the Bologna penalty box.

Federico Bernardeschi – 6

The Italian looked vibrant in the final minutes, delivering dangerous crosses from the left side.

Alex Sandro – N/A

Moise Kean – N/A

Bologna (3-5-2)

Lukasz Skorupski – 6.5

The other Polish custodian was once again reliable between the posts, making some routine saves throughout the match. Was left with no chance on the equalizer.

Adama Soumaoro – 5.5

The former Lille defender was enjoying a decent outing, but his late challenge on Morata turned his evening sour, as he received his marching orders for being the last defender.

Gary Medel – 4.5

Seconds following Soumaoro’s dismissal, the Chilean veteran completely lost his temper, forcing the referee to warn him with a booking before making him join his teammate on the sidelines. It was a shame to see his promising night ending on such an ugly scene.

Arthur Theate – 6.5

An impressive performance from the young Belgian who once again proved why he’s one of the best revelations of the Serie A season. Remained composed at the back against Vlahovic and company, and made some adventurous runs forward.

Aaron Hickey – 6.5

The young Scotsman couldn’t threaten on the attacking phase as usual while playing on his less favorite right flank. However, he made some crucial interceptions to deny Morata inside the box on a couple of occasions.

Roberto Soriano – 7

The former Sampdoria player ran the show in the middle of the park for the visitors, and provided Arnautovic with a brilliant assist for the opener after finding a gap within the Bianconeri lines.

Jerdy Schouten – 6.5

The Dutchman sat in front of the defense and kept the ball ticking for the Rossoblu. He also succeeded in limiting the Dybala’s danger.

Mattias Svanberg – 6.5

The Sweden international was all over the pitch, winning back the ball for Bologna on several occasions.

Mitchell Dijks – 7

A dominant display from the wingback who made the left flank his by winning his personal duel against Cuadrado. Kept threatening with his runs while also helping his teammates at the back.

Riccardo Orsolini – 6

The talented Italian tried to cause danger with his shooting, but his efforts didn’t hit the target. Nonetheless, he worked hard for the team’s cause.

Marko Arnautovic – 7

The former Inter flop only needed one mistake from the Juventus defenders to punish them with his smart movement. Comfortably rounded the keeper before putting the ball into the open net. Unfortunately for the Austrian, he had to leave the pitch after sustaining a knock.

Bologna Substitutes

Musa Barrow – 5.5

The Gambian striker entered the match at a time when Bologna were no longer interested in attack. Therefore, he was barely noticed on the pitch.

Denso Kasius – N/A

Michel Aebiscehr – N/A

Kevin Bonifazi – N/A

Nicolas Dominguez – N/A

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