Medhi Benatia got the winner for Juventus, but it was another ex-Roma player who stood out in the Football Italia player ratings.
Words: Ciro Di Brita - @Ciruzzo36
Wojciech Szczesny – 7.5
The ex-Roma keeper made one decent stop to thwart Stephan El Shaarawy in the first half and proved absolutely decisive in stoppages on Patrik Schick.
Andrea Barzagli – 6
Solid performance from the old timer.
Medhi Benatia – 7
Scored the opening goal at the third time of asking against his old side. Had Edin Dzeko in his pocket all night.
Giorgio Chiellini – 6
One piece of excellent defending on Dzeko in the box, then one poor lapse in concentration when he let a long ball just go past him, from which Alessandro Florenzi hit the bar.
Alex Sandro – 6.5
Good night, up and down the left wing, showed El Shaarawy who was boss.
Juan Cuadrado – 6
Not as many histrionics as usual tonight, quiet by his standards of flopping about like a fish.
Miralem Pjanic – 6
Another ex-Roma player that was looking to score against his old team, had a thunderous shot tipped on to the bar by Alisson.
Blaise Matuidi – 6.5
Had a solid game, covered a lot of ground before injuring himself when taking a shot.
Sami Khedira – 6
Having no pace let him down when Higuain played him in early in the first half. Faded from the game after.
Gonzalo Higuain – 6
Looked hungry early, made a couple of nice moves before he blazed over instead of making it 2-0. Disappeared in the second half.
Mario Mandzukic – 7
Headed wide when he should have at least hit the target in the first half. Put in his usual hard-working shift of playing as centre back, left back and left midfield.
Federico Bernardeschi – 6
Came on for Cuadrado and just played behind the ball.
Claudio Marchisio – 6
Replaced the injured Matuidi.
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