Juventus vs Fiorentina Player Ratings: Super-Sub Cuadrado Wins the Day

At the Allianz Arena in Turin, Juventus hosted Fiorentina for one of the most anticipated clashes of the 12th round in Serie A. For the largest part, the match turned out to be a cagey affair with very chances on either side, until Nikola Milenkovic received his marching orders following a second yellow card. This prompted a late onslaught for Massimiliano Allegri’s men, and substitute Juan Cuadrado eventually scored an added time winner to break the hearts of his former supporters. So here are our player ratings for the heated encounter between Juventus and Fiorentina.

Juventus XI

Mattia Perin – 6.5

On his second appearance of the season, the former Genoa shot-stopper didn’t have to pull off major saves, but still appeared to be alert when dealing with Bonaventura’s header and Callejon’s cross in the first half.

Danilo – 6.5

The Brazilian was wasteful on the ball, but he remains impeccable at the back. Made numerous crucial interceptions and no opposition player was able to dribble past him.

Daniele Rugani – 6.5

The Italian finally received his first start of the season, and put on a solid display to assist de Ligt in the crucial battle against Vlahovic. Received a yellow in the second half, but it was an encouraging display overall

Matthijs de Ligt – 7.5

An absolute rock at the back. The absence of Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini wasn’t felt, as the Dutchman chased Vlahovic all over the pitch, completely marking him out of the match.

Alex Sandro – 5.5

The Brazilian only lasted for one half, and it remains to be seen if it was a technical decision or if suffered a knock, but he certainly wasn’t enjoying his best display. Barely got forward and his impact was minimal.

Federico Chiesa – 7

The Euro 2020 winner started slow against his former teammates, before exploding in the second half. His run was behind Milenkovic’s dismissal which practically won the match for Juventus. Moreover, almost scored himself but was denied twice by Terraciano and once by the woodwork.

Weston McKennie – 7

A vibrant performance from the American who’s enjoying a positive run as of late. Ran all over the pitch, found his teammates with precise passes and won the majority of his personal duels.

Manuel Locatelli – 6.5

The former Sassuolo man sat deep for the majority of the match, helping his teammates in dealing with the attacking threat of Fiorentina. But still showcased flashes of brilliance on the ball.

Adrien Rabiot – 6

A hard-working performance from the Frenchman who won back the ball for Juventus on numerous occasions. Nonetheless, his threat from the left flank remains minimal.

Alvaro Morata – 6

An improved display from the Spaniard who fought hard for every ball and was very close to scoring a goal. He doesn’t always score (besides offside goals), but at least this time he contributed for the team’s cause.

Paulo Dybala – 6

The Argentine star couldn’t replicate his Zenit display on this occasion, but his movement remains key for the Bianconeri. Dropped deep at times to help in launching attacks.

Juventus Substitutes

Luca Pellegrini – 6.5

The former Roma man rarely surged forward but was solid at the back against the Viola’s dangerous right flank.

Juan Cuadrado – 7.5

The Colombian needed less than 20 minutes to seal the match for Juventus against his former employers. His side looked much better after his introduction, and eventually found the back of the net from the most acute of angles after dribbling past his marker.

Kaio Jorge – N/A

Rodrigo Bentancur – N/A

Fiorentina XI

Pietro Terraciano – 6.5

Despite being beaten at his near post by Cuadrado, the Italian goalkeeper kept his side in the match for as long as possible, denying Chiesa’s shot in particular and making some smart interventions to clear the danger.

Alvaro Odriozola – 6.5

The Real Madrid loanee was one of the most impressive players for Vincenzo Italiano, threatening Juventus defenses with his menacing overlaps. Created his side’s most danger chance of the match when he delivered a sublime cross for Saponara inside the box.

Nikola Milenkovic – 5

The Serbian started the match on a high note, but received a yellow card for a bookable offence on McKennie, and should have been more careful afterwards. Nonetheless, he was dismissed for tripping Chiesa, which makes him the main culprit in his team’s defeat.

Lucas Martinez Quarta – 6.5

Unlike Milenkovic, the Argentine found some difficulties when facing Dybala early on, but eventually grew with the match, putting on a solid display until the final whistle.

Cristiano Biraghi – 6

The Fiorentina captain was mostly composed at the back, and had the better of Chiesa in the first half, but after 90 exhausting minutes, the fresh legs of Cuadrado managed to escape him.

Giacomo Bonaventura – 6

The former Milan man is no longer the exciting playmaker that he once was, but he remains an important tactical figure for his team. Held his own in his battle against his former teammate Locatelli.

Lucas Torreira – 5.5

The former Arsenal man had a very small impact on the match, and was eventually hauled off in favor of Amrabat.

Gaetano Castrovilli – 5.5

The number 10 is yet to reach his best form following a recent injury and found difficulties in his personal duel against McKennie.

José Callejon – 5.5

The experienced Spaniard tried to threaten Juventus with his crosses, but couldn’t find his teammates and was eventually sacrificed when Fiorentina were down to 10 men.

Dusan Vlahovic – 5.5

The Serbian star usually puts on impressive performances when facing Juventus (who happen to be one of his main suitors), but de Ligt had his number on Saturday, and was unable to put his stamp on the match.

Riccardo Saponara – 6

The former Milan and Sampdoria man wasted his side’s most dangerous chance as his shot went high, but his classy touch and skillful plays caused problems for the Bianconeri, particularly in the first half.

Fiorentina Substitutes

Sofyan Amrabat – 6

The Moroccan was an improvement on Torreira in the defensive midfield role, but his side went down to 10 shortly after his introduction which prevented him from showcasing his best form.

Igor – N/A

Riccardo Sottil – N/A

Matija Nastasic – N/A

Alfred Duncan – N/A

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