Torino vs Juventus Player Ratings: Vlahovic Bounces Back in Derby

At the Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino, the old crosstown rivals met face-to-face in the famous Derby della Mole. While the first half was expectedly a cagey affair, the action improved following the break, with both sides pushing for a valuable opener. Eventually, it was Dusan Vlahovic who sealed the winner for the Bianconeri. So here are our player ratings for the Derby clash between Torino and Juventus.

Torino (3-4-2-1)

Vanja Milinkovic-Savic – 7

The Serbian goalkeeper was easily the best performer for Torino, as he made at least five brilliant saves in an attempt to maintain a clean sheet. However, he could do nothing about Vlahovic’s close-range goal.

Koffi Djidji – 6

The Cameroonian defender made a vital sliding clearance when Kostic sent a dangerous ball towards the box. Helped Schuurs in dealing with Vlahovic, but the latter easily escaped him on one occasion in the first half.

Perr Schuurs – 6.5

A brave display from the young Dutch defender who acted as Dusan’s shadow throughout the match. Fought hard and managed to limit some of the Serbian’s danger.

Ricardo Rodriguez – 5.5

The Torino captain started the match on a positive note as he confidently dealt with Kean’s runs. Nonetheless, he gave the ball away cheaply on multiple occasions causing stirs at the back for Ivan Juric’s side.

Ola Aina – 6

The former Chelsea man nullified Kostic’s threat in the first half, but was operating on much lower steam after the break, allowing his opponent more space to launch runs. Lost Vlahovic ahead of the winner, but to be fair, it was hard to predict the ball’s direction.

Sasa Lukic – 5.5

The Serbian midfielder didn’t enjoy his best outing against Juventus. Rarely produced chances to his teammates, and opted to shoot himself on some occasions, but his attempts went wayward.

Kevin Linetty – 5.5

A hard working performance from the former Sampdoria man who always tracked back in support of his teammates. But didn’t inspire much confidence when on the ball.

Valentino Lazaro – 6.5

Although Torino started with three excellent dribblers upfront, it was the Austrian wingback who cause havoc for Massimiliano Allegri’s defenses more than anyone else, as he constantly left Cuadrado and McKennie in his wake while storming from the left lane.

Aleksey Miranchuk – 5.5

The talented Russian wasted Il Toro’s best chance in the match as he couldn’t direct an open shot towards goal. He had his moments, but they were too few and far between.

Nemanja Radonjic – 6

The Olympique Marseille loanee was the most vibrant player in the match during the early stages, and the Juventus defenders struggled against his pace and trickery. However, he faded badly as the match progressed.

Nikola Vlasic – 5.5

The attacking midfielder struggled in his interpretation of the false nine role. His shots were often blocked, and was only able to test Szczesny on a lone occasion. Perhaps it was the wrong bet from Juric’s part.

Torino Substitutes 

Pietro Pellegri – 5

The former Milan man entered the pitch to add some depth to the Granata’s frontline, but scarcely saw the ball in a forgettable cameo.

Yann Karamoh – N/A

David Zima – N/A

Wilfried Singo – N/A

Juventus (4-4-2)

Wojciech Szczesny – 6.5

Unlike his Torino counterpart, the Pole had little to do throughout the course of the match, but seemed alerted when called into action on a couple of occasions, including a fantastic reaction save on a shot that was deflected off Danilo.

Juan Cuadrado – 5.5

The Colombian started the Derby in an awful manner, wasting important chances and giving away the ball with poor passes. Nonetheless, he managed to improve as the match progressed, and his corner kick resulted in the lone goal.

Danilo – 7.5

The former Real Madrid man played in the heart of the defense as he gradually makes a transition towards a more central role. Proved to be a rock at the back while also providing the assist for Vlahovic with a header.

Bremer – 6.5

On his first return to the Olimpico, the Brazilian looked unfazed by the jeers and whistles from his old supporters as he kept his composure while putting a strong shift. Unfortunately, a hamstring injury cut his evening short.

Alex Sandro – 5.5

The former Porto man didn’t disgrace himself at the back, but he did little to make himself noticed, beside from occasional crosses towards the box.

Weston McKennie – 5

The Texan struggled to control the ball and he couldn’t cope with the runs of Lazaro and Radonjic. Yet, he managed to stay on the pitch for the whole 90 minutes and beyond.

Manuel Locatelli – 6

The former Sassuolo man tested Vanja with two fabulous shots as he tried to replicate his exploits from last season. He did well to shield the backline, but perhaps could have done better in his distribution.

Adrien Rabiot – 6

A mixed bag from the France international who ran his socks off from one end of the pitch to the other. Was at times wasteful with the ball, but still picked up the strikers with occasional lovely passes.

Filip Kostic – 6

The Serbian couldn’t catch a break early on nor find a way to put his crosses past Aina and Djidji. His display improved after the break, and was able to find Vlahovic with an exquisite cross.

Moise Kean – 5.5

The young Italian striker had his moments during the match, but his most memorable contribution was fumbling a chance in front of goal. His current level hardly justifies a starting spot at a club like Juventus.

Dusan Vlahovic – 7.5

Not exactly the Vintage Vlahovic just yet, but definitely a vastly improved performance from the bomber who appeared hellbent on scoring from the get-go. His compatriot Milinkovic-Savic had the upper-hand on two occasions, but the striker eventually latched on Danilo’s header to score the vital winner at a time when Juventus were desperate for a morale-lifting victory.

Juventus Substitutes

Leonardo Bonucci – 6

The captain replaced the injured Bremer in the second half, and put up a solid display while marshalling the backline, albeit Vlasic gave him one or two scares.

Arkadiusz Milik – 5.5

The Pole was introduced at a time when Juventus were pushing for a winner. But following Vlahovic’s goal, the former Napoli man was asked to track back and help his teammates in maintaining the result.

Leandro Paredes – N/A

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