Udinese vs. Juventus: Live Player Ratings for Juventus

Jerrad PetersWorld Football Staff WriterApril 14, 2014

Juventus's Sebastian Giovinco celebrates after scoring during the Serie A soccer match between Udinese and Juventus at the Friuli Stadium in Udine, Italy, Monday, April 14 2014. (AP Photo/Paolo Giovannini)
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Juventus cruised to a 2-0 win away to Udinese, Monday, and put eight points between themselves and second-place AS Roma with the victory.

Sebastian Giovinco opened the scoring in the 16th minute with a superb, solo effort from the edge of the box, and 10 minutes later Fernando Llorente doubled the guests’ advantage following Andrea Pirlo’s corner.

Following are ratings and analysis for all the Juventus players.

Juventus Player Ratings

Half-Time analysis for Juventus

Buffon: Didn’t have a save to make during the first half.

Caceres: Di Natale tried to win a penalty off him late in the opening frame.

Ogbonna: Continuing to impress as he deputises for Barzagli

Chiellini: Has so far completed 94% of his passes out of the defense.

Lichtsteinder: Nearly picked out Llorente with a scooped effort into the goalmouth.

Pogba: moving to the right to help neutralise the active Silva.

Pirlo: Completed 93% of his passes in the first half.

Marchisio: Exceptional distribution and two tackles on the defensive side of the ball so far.

Asamoah: Dropping deep to mark Basta when required.

Giovinco: Opened the scoring with a delightful, curling effort from the edge of the box to the far corner.

Llorente: Capitalised on abysmal Udinese defending to double his side’s lead.

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Full-Time analysis for Juventus

Buffon: Had just a single save to make over the 90 minutes.

Caceres: Made three important tackles and contributed plenty going forward.

Ogbonna: Did exceptionally well to rub Lopez off the ball in the dying minutes.

Chiellini: Bombed into the attacking third and passed to Giovinco, who hit the upright.

Lichtsteinder: Took his time coming off the pitch when he was substituted and was shown a yellow card.

Pogba: Distribution was a bit off, but he picked up an assist on the Llorente goal.

Pirlo: Touched the ball 85 times and completed 93% of his passes.

Marchisio: Wasn’t nearly as impactful after the restart as Juve cruised to the win.

Asamoah: Put in a good shift on the left—tracking back to mark Basta out of the play whenever necessary.

Giovinco: Only the upright prevent him scoring a brace.

Llorente: Now has 14 Serie A goals this term.

Isla: Completed each and every one of his passes after replacing Lichtsteiner with 15 minutes remaining.

Vucinic: Didn’t manage a shot after coming on for Giovinco.

Osvaldo: Just five touches in a five-minute cameo.