Juventus vs Torino Player Ratings: Bremer Shuts Down Vlahovic

At the Allianz Stadium, Juventus and Torino kicked off the 26th round of Serie A as they battled it out in the Derby della Mole. The hosts broke the deadlock in the 13th minute, as Juan Cuadrado’s corner was met by Matthijs de Ligt’s towering header. Nevertheless, the visitors didn’t give up, as they kept pushing for an equalizer, and eventually found one in the second half thanks to a fabulous effort from their captain Andrea Belotti. So let’s take a look at the player ratings in what ended up being a fairly-contested draw between crosstown rivals Juventus and Torino.

Juventus XI

Wojciech Szczesny – 6

The former Arsenal man made some routine saves during the match, but Belotti’s close-range effort was too hot to handle, as the power took it past him.

Juan Cuadrado – 6

The Colombian started the Derby on a high note, as his sublime delivery on the corner kick produced the opener for the Bianconeri. However, his performance regressed in the second half, and was cheaply wasting the ball at delicate moments by the end of the match. Failed to prevent Brekalo’s pass which created Belotti’s goal.

Matthijs de Ligt – 7

Another rock-solid performance from the former Ajax captain who had to lead the backline in the absence of Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci. Rose above everyone else to open the scoring with a well-taken header, and made some crucial interceptions at the back.

Alex Sandro – 6

The Brazilian was enjoying a fine performance while serving as an emergency center back due to Daniele Rugani’s last-minute absence. Nonetheless, he allowed Belotti too much space to score the equalizer, which ended up ruining the party for Juventus.

Luca Pellegrini – 6.5

The Italian was having a solid display at the back against Singo, while also causing danger in the final third with a sublime ball to the box, but was unable to continue after sustaining a knock. Was barely able to finish the first half on his feet.

Denis Zakaria – 6

A solid but unspectacular display from the Switzerland international. Aside from putting Rabiot through with a brilliant pass early in the first half, his offensive contribution was very limited. But he did well to retrieve the ball.

Manuel Locatelli – 6

The Euro 2020 winner fought hard against Mandragora and company, but was deployed too deep to create danger upfront. Looked tired in the second half before leaving the pitch.

Adrien Rabiot – 6

The former PSG man threatened the Granata’s goal with an early chance. Had a tactical role to play, as he helped Pellegrini and De Sciglio dealing with Singo’s threat.

Paulo Dybala – 6

The Argentine could have put the match to bed, but saw his shot denied by the Torino goalkeeper. Had some positive moments, but also some negative ones that saw him losing the ball in his own half. Unfortunately for Juventus, he had to leave the pitch with yet another injury.

Dusan Vlahovic – 5

This encounter served as an important lesson for the Old Lady, as it proved that the Serbian’s presence isn’t enough to win matches. Bremer had him in his pocket for as long as he lasted on the pitch.

Alvaro Morata – 5.5

Another Juventus striker that put up a forgettable display in the Derby. The Spaniard gets a slightly higher grade than his striking partner as he worked hard and helped his teammates at the back.

Juventus Substitutes

Mattia De Sciglio – 6

Replaced Pellegrini at halftime, and generally did well to limit Singo’s danger. But offered nothing when going forward.

Weston McKennie – 5.5

The American was introduced by Massimiliano Allegri following Dybala’s injury, but it expectedly reduced the Bianconeri’s creativity.

Arthur Melo – 6.5

The Brazilian fought hard for every ball and tried to add a certain rhythm in the middle of the park which was sorely missed.

Moise Kean – 5.5

The young Italian wasn’t afraid to challenge Bremer, but found little success against the Brazilian dominator.

Torino XI

Vanja Milinkovic-Savic – 6

The Serbian shot-stopper made a crucial save to deny a second Juventus goal from Dybala. However, he was beaten at the near post by de Ligt on the opener, and didn’t inspire too much confidence.

Koffi Djidji – 6.5

A solid display from the Ivorian who dealt with Morata’s threat with ease despite having some shaky moments early in the match.

Gleison Bremer – 8

An absolute masterclass performance from the Brazilian center back who showcased why the biggest clubs in Italy are all vying for his signature. Didn’t allow Vlahovic a sniff at the ball, and cleared all sort of danger from all directions on countless occasions. He’s almost impossible to beat in one-on-one situations.

Ricardo Rodriguez – 6.5

The former Milan man did decently in his duel against Dybala, and occasionally tried to support the attacks with his crosses from the left.

Wilfried Singo – 6

The young Ivorian is a major threat on the right flank, but Juventus were clearly focused on limiting his danger, and at times opted to double-mark him.

Rolando Mandragora – 6.5

The Italian always has a point to prove when he takes on his former club (which never gave him a chance). Commanded Torino’s midfield, and came close to scoring on two occasions.

Sasa Lukic – 6

Despite his renowned technical skills, the Serbian provided quantity, but not much in terms of quality. Did the dirty job in the middle, which probably pleased Ivan Juric.

Mergim Vojvoda – 6

The underrated Kosovan had a slow start, but eventually grew into the match and become more willing to challenge Cuadrado. Delivered some dangerous crosses to the Juventus box.

Tommaso Pobega – 6

The Milan loanee was a thorn in the back of the Bianconeri players with his high pressing, but had little effect in the play build-up.

Josip Brekalo – 7

The talented Croatian is one of the best revelations of the current Serie A campaign, as he Oozes with class every time he touches the ball. Provided the assist for Belotti’s goal following a spectacular run.

Andrea Belotti – 7

The returning captain put up a gritty performance and had no problem in getting his hands dirty. Marked his outing with a true sniper’s goal that earned Torino a well-deserved point.

Torino Substitutes

Marko Pjaca – N/A

Antonio Sanabria – N/A

Cristian Ansaldi – N/A

Alessandro Buongiorno – N/A