Roma – Juventus Player Ratings: Ronaldo Saves the Day Again

In the Weekend’s big match, an unconvincing 10-man Juventus side were able to avoid their first defeat of the season and drew 2-2 against Roma thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo’s brace: Here are our player ratings of the Olimpico clash between Roma and Juventus.


Antonio Mirante: 6

A spectator for most of the match as his side were able to create most of the chances. Couldn’t do much on either of Ronaldo’s goals. 

Gianluca Mancini: 6.5

The first of an impressive and young defensive trio. Kept Morata and Co. at bay all evening. 

Roger Ibanez: 7

The former Atalanta man is finally getting his chance to shine, and did well to marshal the defense in a sweeper role. 

Marash Kumbulla: 6.5

Incredibly mature for his age, the 20 year-old found himself one on one against Ronaldo on multiple occasions and was still able to hold his own. 

Davide Santon: 6

Kept Cuadrado quiet most of the time, but didn’t have much to offer going forward. 

Jordan Veretout: 7.5

Scored a brace that he’ll never forget. While he should count himself lucky that his penalty kick just went through Szczęsny’s hands, he showed great composure to calmly finish Roma’s great counter-attack. 

Lorenzo Pellegrini: 6.5

Although he didn’t support the Giallorossi attacks as much as he usually does, he did play a central part in the midfield battles and helped his side in controlling the match for the first 60 minutes. 

Leonardo Spinazzola: 7.5

The wing-back is enjoying his finest form at the moment. While Juventus are obviously missing someone on the left side, their former player was one of Roma’s most dangerous players, providing his teammates with multiple great chances. 

Henrik Mkhitaryan: 7

Could have scored one of the goals of the week early in the game, but then made up for his miss with a delicious run and assist for Roma’s second goal. 

Pedro: 6.5

An encouraging display from the former world champion. He wasted a golden chance to seal the match, but linked up well with his teammates and looks already well settled in the capital. 

Eden Dzeko: 6.5

Did almost everything in this match except that one thing that he was supposed to do – scoring a goal. He started the counter-attack that led to the second goal and did well in physical battles against Bonucci and Chiellini, but wasted at least two chances to put the match to bed. 


Bruno Peres: 5.5

His introduction added some more vivacity to Roma’s right flank. But unfortunately for the Brazilian he ends up being the main culprit in Juventus’ second goal, even though very few defenders could have been able to stop Ronaldo from that spot. 

Amadou Diawara: 5.5

Replaced Pellegrini who was on a yellow card, but didn’t provide Roma’s midfield with much as Juventus were able win the midfield battle in the latter stages despite playing with a man down.

Jordan Veretout bagged a brace for Roma and gave Juventus quite a scare on Sunday night: He is our Roma’s man of the match according to our player ratings



Wojciech Szczęsny: 6.5

Perhaps could have done a little more on Veretout’s penalty kick. But he made several saves that kept the Champions in the match. 

Danilo: 7

Did well defensively as he’s beginning to settle in his new role as a part of the defensive trio. But still found time to roam forward and deliver a great cross for Ronaldo’s second goal. 

Leonardo Bonucci: 6

Looked a bit shaky at times, and his ball distribution wasn’t too precise. 

Giorgio Chiellini 6.5

Managed to win several duels against Dzeko, and made an expert headed clearance which might have saved the day for Juventus. 

Juan Cuadrado: 6

Never looked too comfortable playing on left, as he failed to break away from the Roma defenders and deliver dangerous balls to the box as he usually does. 

Weston McKennie: 6

Another hard working display from the young American, but lacked the ability to play the quality pass at times. 

Adrien Rabiot: 4.5

A shocking performance from the former PSG player. He caused his side a penalty kick with an unnecessary handball, and then received his second yellow card for a silly challenge on Mkhitaryan. 

Aaron Ramsey: 5.5

The Welshman couldn’t duplicate his man of the match performance from last week, as he struggled to find his comfortable position on the pitch. 

Dejan Kulusevski: 6

Made few threatening runs throughout the match, but a generally unconvincing performance from the young Swede. 

Alvaro Morata: 5

Obviously not the return that he wished for. He failed to link up with his teammates and weirdly decided not to shoot when he found himself in front of the keeper. 

Cristiano Ronaldo: 8

The savior once again. Brought back his team to the match twice, the first time with a well taken penalty kick, and the second with a towering header that only Ronaldo can score. 


Arthur: 6.5

A good debut for the Brazilian, as he offered Andrea Pirlo’s side the skills and technique that were lacking in the middle of the pitch. 

Douglas Costa: 6

Another substitute that helped in reviving Juventus. His movement on the wing pegged back Spinazzola to his own area. 

Rodrigo Bentancur: N/A 

Gianluca Frabotta: N/A

 Up and up Cristiano Ronaldo went to score Juventus’ equalizer at the Stadio Olimpico. In our player ratings, he is the best Bianconeri man from Sunday night’s Roma – Juventus match