Juventus vs Salernitana Player Ratings: Dybala and Vlahovic Seal It

At the Allianz Stadium in Turin, Juventus were adamant on putting their European woes behind them when they hosted Salernitana in the 30th round of Serie A. The Bianconeri broke the deadlock early on through the returning Paulo Dybala, before doubling their lead thanks to a header from Dusan Vlahovic. The first half ended with two unanswered goals, but the Old Lady could have added many others. On the opposite, the second period was far less compelling, with the hosts showing little to no interest in creating chances, as they were more than happy to preserve the result and earn three new points. So here are our player ratings for the encounter between Juventus and Salernitana which ended 2-0 in favor of the home side.

Juventus (4-4-2)

Wojciech Szczesny – 6.5

The Pole custodian was comfortable in his seat throughout the whole first period, but the Granata made him work for his clean sheet after the break. Pulled off some impressive saves to deny Verdi and Bonazzoli.

Mattia De Sciglio – 7

A brilliant performance from the Italian fullback who provided the assist for Vlahovic on the second goal with a fabulous cross from the right. Completely nullified Perotti’s threat, and found Pellegrini’s head with another dangerous cross.

Matthijs de Ligt – 6.5

The former Ajax captain was less troubled this time, especially with Chiellini by his side during the first half. Made some decent interventions but nothing too spectacular.

Giorgio Chiellini – 6.5

The captain looked comfortable and in command on his return from injury. But perhaps Massimiliano Allegri didn’t want to risk him further, so he opted to take him off between the two halves.

Luca Pellegrini – 6

It was a decent outing from the former Roma man, but it was marred by a needless yellow card for simulation as he tried to earn a spot kick. Now he’ll miss the major Derby d’Italia clash between Juventus and Inter.

Juan Cuadrado – 6.5

The Colombian instigated the first goal with his movement on the right flank and should have gotten an assist to his name when he found Dybala with a stunning pass across the field. Another generous display on both ends.

Danilo – 6

It was a mixed bag for the Brazilian who served in an unusual role at the heart of the pitch. Made some great interventions to win back the ball and put Vlahovic through with smart passing. However, he was wasteful at times, and received a booking for a challenge on Djuric late in the match.

Arthur Melo – 6

The former Barcelona man enjoyed the presence of Danilo by his side as his compatriot did most of the dirty work. But once again he lacked the killer instinct with his passing.

Adrien Rabiot – 6

A solid if unspectacular performance from the French player who possesses an incredibly large gas tank. Linked up well with his teammates and tried to threaten with a long shot.

Paulo Dybala – 7

A wonderful display of talent from the Argentine on his first start following his latest injury setback. Put Juventus upfront early on with a smart cut followed by a clinical finish. Could have earned an assist but Vlahovic wasted his chance. However, he will feel that he should have scored at least another goal or two.

Dusan Vlahovic – 7

The Serbian did the damage with a goal and an assist to his name. Unselfishly passed the ball to Dybala on the first goal, then doubled his side’s lead by rising above everyone else and nodding the ball home. But just like his attacking partner, he could have grabbed another one in the first half.

Juventus Substitutes

Daniele Rugani – 6

The Italian had a shaky moment following his introduction but was mostly solid otherwise.

Alvaro Morata – 5.5

The Spaniard entered the pitch at a time when Juventus were no longer too interested in attacking the opposition, thus, he barely had a chance to create something upfront.

Federico Bernardeschi – 5.5

The winger barely saw the ball and appears to be far from fully fit following his return from injury

Moise Kean – N/A

Fabio Miretti – N/A

Salernitana (4-2-3-1)

Luigi Sepe – 6.5

The former Napoli man can’t be faulted for either goal, although he was beaten by Dybala on the near post. Made some great saves to deny a host of Juventus chances in the first half.

Pasquale Mazzocchi – 5

The Italian right-back struggled against Rabiot and couldn’t stop Vlahovic on the second Juventus goal.

Norbert Gyomber – 5

The Slovakian lost Dybala ahead of the first ball and was beaten in the air by Vlahovic. His performance improved later but the damage was already done.

Federico Fazio – 6

The veteran Argentine was the most solid of the defensive bunch, but it just wasn’t enough.

Matteo Ruggeri – 5

The Atalanta loanee allowed De Sciglio too much space to assist Vlahovic on the second goal. Failed to contribute on the attacking phase.

Lassana Coulibaly – 5

The Malian suffered against the opposition midfield. Lost the ball to Dybala before retaliating with a challenge that earned him a yellow card. Davide Nicola decided to replace him during the halftime break.

Ivan Radovanovic – 5.5

The experienced Serbian sat deep for the majority of the match while trying to orchestrate the play for the visitors.

Nadir Zortea – 5.5

The young winger tried to find Djuric with his crosses, but found little success in his mission.

Federico Bonazzoli – 5.5

The Sampdoria loanee is the most impressive Salernitana player this season, but found it hard against the likes of Danilo and Chiellini. Had one significant chance, but it was denied by Szczesny.

Diego Perotti – 4.5

A listless performance from the former Roma winger who was rarely seen for as long as he lasted on the pitch.

Milan Djuric – 5.5

Beside a lone occasion, the Bosnian giant didn’t receive the type of crosses he was hoping for in order to cause havoc inside the Bianconeri box.

Salernitana Substitutes

Ederson – 6

The Brazilian put up a fight against the Old Lady’s midfielders, earning several fouls in the process. He was one of the reasons why Salernitana improved in the second period.

Simone Verdi – 5.5

The former Torino man was the author of his side’s first real chance, but could have received his marching orders for a violent challenge on Danilo.

Franck Ribery – 5.5

The legendary winger still has some magic in his feet, but ruined a promising counter attack as he failed to control the ball on the edge of the Juventus box.

Mikael – N/A

Mamadou Coulibaly – N/A