Salernitana vs Juventus Player Ratings: Chiellini Stars at Back

Following a horrific week, Juventus managed to bounce back at the expense at Salernitana. Despite playing away from home, the Bianconeri dominated the vast majority of the encounter. Paulo Dybala scored the opener, but VAR then disallowed Giorgio Chiellini’s goal. In the second half, Alvaro Morata added the second after coming off the bench, but Dybala wasted the chance to add the third of the night, as he skied a last-minute spot kick. At the end of the day, Juventus beat Salernitana 2-0, and here are our player ratings for the Serie A round 14 fixture.

Vid Belec – 6

The Slovenian was faultless on the first goal, but perhaps should have stamped his authority inside the six yards box to prevent Morata’s goal. Nonetheless, he pulled off some decent saves, including a brilliant one to deny Dybala from close range at the end of match.

Wajdi Kechrida – 5

The Tunisian right-back struggled against Pellegrini and Bernardeschi during the first half, and was taken off at the beginning of the second period.

Frederic Veseli – 6

The Albanian defender was one of the most solid Granata players throughout the match, but was also one of the culprits on Morata’s goal.

Norbert Gyombert – 5.5

The Slovakian was the De Facto leader at the back for Salernitana, but couldn’t deny Morata ahead of the second goal. Ended up giving away a last-minute penalty kick after committing a foul on the Spaniard.

Ricardo Gagliolo – 5.5

The Swedish couldn’t block Dybala’s shot that rocked Salernitana’s goal, and generally found some difficulties when facing the Juventus attackers.

Nadir Zortea – 6

The 22-year-old was one of the more threatening players under Stefano Colantuono’s disposal, delivering some decent crosses to the penalty area.

Lassana Coulibaly – 6

The Malian offered an energetic presence in the middle of the park from start to finish, and his passing was mostly accurate.

Leonardo Capezzi – 5.5

The captain fought hard in the first half and tried to close the spaces on Dybala, but couldn’t help his team in maintaining possession.

Luca Ranieri – 6

The former Fiorentina man will rue his luck after missing his side’s most dangerous chance, as his shot hit the post.

Federico Bonazzoli – 6

The Sampdoria loanee was the hosts’ main creative force, often dropping back to help his teammates in the buildup.

Simy – 5

The former Crotone man threatened with a header early on, but was isolated for the majority of the night and whenever he received the ball he would find either de Ligt or Chiellini in his way.

Salernitana Substitutes

Francesco Di Tacchio – 6

Salernitana’s midfield slightly improved following his introduction.

Andrea Schiavone – 5.5

Introduced in the second half but his contribution was rarely felt.

Milan Djuric – 5

The giant striker was frustrated by Chiellini during his second half cameo.

Edoardo Vergani – N/A

Pawel Jeroszynski – N/A

Juventus XI

Wojciech Szczesny – 6

The Pole was mostly a spectator for 90 minutes. Salernitana threatened Juventus on a lone occasion, and the visitors were bailed out by the post.

Juan Cuadrado – 6.5

An energetic display from the Colombian veteran who was always present for the overlaps. Almost stun the hosts with a spectacular freekick but was denied by the post.

Matthijs de Ligt – 6.5

A comfortable display from the former Ajax captain who wasn’t troubled by the likes of Simy, Bonazzoli and Djuric, as he had the upped hand on all of them.

Giorgio Chiellini – 7.5

Another defensive masterpiece from the captain who makes life much easier for Juventus every time he steps on the pitch. Beat Simy for every ball, and completely annihilated the threat of Djuric in the second half. Scored a goal as well but was unlucky to see it ruled out due to a marginal offside call on Kean.

Luca Pellegrini – 6.5

A positive performance from the young Italian who’s trying to cement himself at the club. Supported the attack with his runs and linked up well his teammates. Also positioned himself well in defense.

Dejan Kulusevski – 6

An improved display from the Sweden international who hasn’t found much success lately. Provided the assist for the opener with a simple give-and-go with Dybala, but couldn’t grab a goal himself despite several attempts. Should have tracked back to help Cuadrado deal with Ranieri’s threat.

Rodrigo Bentancur – 6.5

An industrial performance from the Uruguayan who kept it simple in the middle of the park. Helped Juventus in rapidly winning the ball back and kept it rolling in the middle with uncomplicated passing.

Manuel Locatelli – 6.5

The Euro 2020 winner fought hard for every ball and helped the Bianconeri in comfortably winning the midfield battle. Joined the attacks on some occasions, but couldn’t put his shots on target.

Federico Bernardeschi – 6

The Italian winger wasn’t exactly his side’s best player, and appeared to be timid when he found himself in shooting opportunities, but he ended up providing the assist for Morata’s goal which pretty much sealed the match in favor of Juventus.

Paulo Dybala – 7

Well, it was mostly positive night for the former Palermo star, but will be left disappointed by the underwhelming finale. The Argentine opened the scoring with an unstoppable strike, and even played a part in Morata’s goal. However, he wasted a one-on-one with Belec late in the match, before scuffing an injury-time spot kick high and wide due to a slip.

Moise Kean – 6

The young striker failed to find the back of the net, but his strong physical presence was enough to disturb the Salernitana defenders. Linked up well with Dybala on some occasions.

Juventus Substitutes

Alvaro Morata – 7

The Spaniard sealed the win with a true poacher finish, before winning a penalty kick that could have made it 3-0 for Juventus. Talk about an impact sub!

Alex Sandro – 6

The Brazilian remained mostly at the back as Max Allegri was determined to maintain a clean sheet.

Adrien Rabiot – N/A

Matias Soulé – N/A

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