Sampdoria vs Juventus Player Ratings: Colley Frustrates Vlahovic

After brushing Sassuolo aside on the opening matchday, Juventus were hoping to keep the hype train alive with another impressive display at the Luigi Ferraris stadium. Unfortunately for Massimiliano Allegri’s men, it was anything but, as Sampdoria earned a well-deserved point at home as they held their visitors to a cagey stalemate. So here are our player ratings from Monday night’s Serie A fixture between the Blucerchiati and the Bianconeri.

Sampdoria (4-5-1)

Emil Audero – 7

Luckily for the custodian, his former side was a far cry from the vintage Juventus. Yet, he still had to pull off two solid saves on Cuadrado and Kostic to earn his clean sheet.

Bartosz Bereszynski – 7

A brilliant display from the captain who won his personal duel with Kostic. The Pole Managed to block the Serbian’s crosses and even caused danger for the Old Lady’s defenses while occasionally darting forward.

Alex Ferrari – 6.5

It was a no-nonsense outing from the Italian centre back who kept things clean and tidy at the back, although his was overshadowed by his defensive partner.

Omar Colley – 7.5

What a commanding display from the Gambian! Dealt with Vlahovic for the entire 90 minutes while giving away very little. Built a wall between the Serbian and the rest of his teammates.

Tommaso Augello – 6

The left-back almost cost his side a goal when he dispossessed by Cuadrado following a heavy touch, but still managed to limit the Colombian’s danger for the rest of the evening.

Mehdi Leris – 6

A lively display from the French winger, but should have done better when he found himself in front of Perin early in the match, as he ended up wasting Sampdoria’s most dangerous chance of the night.

Tomas Rincon – 5.5

The Venezuelan veteran did the dirty work in the middle of the park as usual. Lost the ball to Miretti ahead of Rabiot’s goal, but was spared the blushes by VAR which spotted an offside.

Ronaldo Vieira – 6.5

The Englishman sat deep in midfield, helping the defenders dealing with Vlahovic while making life miserable for McKennie.

Abdelhamid Sabiri – 6.5

Another impressive display from the Ligurians’ most creative player. Should have had an assist to his name when putting Leris through on goal early on. Kept causing danger for Juventus from all sort of angles, but could have done better on his freekicks.

Filip Djuricic – 5.5

The former Sassuolo man is more accustomed to a central role, but Marco Giampaolo is currently deploying him on the left wing. Had an uphill task against Danilo.

Francesco Caputo – 5.5

Not a bad performance from Ciccio, but caused little danger in front of goal. Eventually, Quagliarella looked sharper than him during his brief cameo.

Sampdoria Substitutes 

Valerio Verre – 5.5

Earned a booking while playing in a variety of positions but without truly adding anything noteworthy.

Gonzalo Villar – 6

The Roma loanee has a point to prove for José Mourinho this season, and started his Ligurian adventure with an encouraging cameo.

Nicola Murru – 5.5

The left-back entered for the exhausted Augello but was far less adventurous.

Fabio Depaoli – 5.5

Ran hard but was at times wasteful on the ball.

Fabio Quagliarella – 6

The old fox still got it. Tried to pick up Leris with a clever ball, and almost found the back of the net with one of his signatures lobs.

Juventus (4-3-3)

Mattia Perin – 7

On his return to the Marassi, the former Genoa man was hellbent on earning his second clean sheet of the season as evidenced by his suicidal dive to deny Leris from point-blank range. Luckily for him, he had the woodwork’s favor.

Danilo – 6

A solid if unspectacular performance from the former Real Madrid man. He darted forward on some occasions, but the connection with Cuadrado was strangely off on Monday night.

Daniele Rugani – 6.5

A convincing display from the benchwarmer. Took over Leonardo Bonucci’s tasks in the captain’s absence, as he repeatedly picked up Kostic with accurate long balls, while looking comfortable at the back.

Gleison Bremer – 6

The former Torino man allowed the ball to escape him on two occasions which could have cost his side dearly. But when it comes to one-on-one duels, he remains untroubled.

Alex Sandro – 5

The former Porto man couldn’t build on last week’s promising performance. Faced all sort of problems due to Leris and earned a booking before halftime, prompting Max Allegri to haul him off at the restart.

Weston McKennie – 5

An uninspiring display from the Texan who struggled to hold down the ball. Tried to play close to Vlahovic, but added next to nothing in the final third.

Manuel Locatelli – 5.5

The Euro 2020 winner fought hard for the ball in the middle of the park, but more is expected from him in the absence of Paul Pogba. Unfortunately, he couldn’t quite deliver the goods with the ball at his feet.

Adrien Rabiot – 6

The Frenchman thought to have scored his first goal in almost 16 months with a clinical finish, but was cruelly denied by VAR. Did little good otherwise.

Juan Cuadrado – 5.5

The Colombian is usually one of the standout performers for Juventus, but could do little to impact the match. Tested Audero with a shot after stealing the ball himself, much to the dismay of Vlahovic who was awaiting the assist.

Dusan Vlahovic – 5.5

The Serbian was left isolated for the majority of the match, only managing to escape Colley’s grasp on one or two occasions. Cut a frustrated figure as his teammates failed to provide him with decent service. Delivered the assist for Rabiot’s goal, but was denied by a marginal offside call.

Filip Kostic – 5

A disappointing full debut from the left winger who couldn’t truly break away from Bereszynski’s marking. Could have grabbed the late winner when lashing into Kean’s cross, but failed to make a decent contact with the ball.

Juventus Substitutes

Mattia De Sciglio – 6

A significant improvement on Sandro. The versatile fullback kept Leris quiet during the second half, but rarely charged forward.

Fabio Miretti – 6.5

Juventus only began to create chances following his lively introduction. Orchestrated the chance that led to Rabiot’s disallowed goal, and looked dangerous whenever he had the ball at his feet.

Moise Kean – 6

It took him a while to leave his mark, but got going in the dying minutes. Found Kostic with an exquisite cross following a lovely play.

Nicolò Rovella – 6

The youngster was only on the pitch for 10 minutes, but he still made it count. Connected well with Miretti and tried his luck with a long-range shot, and even got booked for a tough challenge.

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