Serie A

Juventus vs. Atalanta: Player Ratings

Atalanta's German Denis, of Argentina, covers his face after missing a scoring chance during a Serie A soccer match against Genoa in Bergamo, Italy, Sunday, April 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Felice Calabro')
Felice Calabro'/Associated Press
Dan ColasimoneContributor IMay 5, 2014

This weekend saw Juventus seal their third consecutive Scudetto without even having to take the pitch, as AS Roma suffered a shocking 4-1 loss to Catania to take themselves out of contention.

The mood should be festive, then, when the Turin giants take on Atalanta at home.

Stay tuned here for player ratings at half-time and full-time, with a summary of each player's performance coming soon after the final whistle.

 

Juventus

PlayerHTFT
 Storari 6 6
 Barzagli 7 7
 Ogbonna 6 6
 Chiellini 6 6
 Lichtsteiner 6 6
 Padoin 6 7
 Marchisio 7 7
 Pogba 7 7
 Peluso 6 6
 Osvaldo 6 5
 Giovinco 7 6

 

Atalanta

PlayerHTFT
 Consigli 7 6
 Bellini 7 7
 Lucchini 6 6
 Yepes 7 7
 Brivio 6 6
 Raimondi 6 6
 Carmona 6 6
 Baselli 8 8
 Bonaventura 7 6
 Maxi Moralez 6 6
 Denis 6 5

 

Summary of individual performances (full-time):

Juventus

Storari: Had very little to do aside from a couple of relatively easy blocks. 

Barzagli: Strong in defence, he didn't allow any space down the right for Atalanta.

Ogbonna: Untroubled for much of the match, he had little to do other than hold his ground.

Chiellini: Like Ogbonna, Chiellini did what was expected of him, but was only going through the motions.

Lichtsteiner: Did not venture forward as much as we see from him sometimes, but held his side.

Padoin: Playing out of position he put in a solid shift, and scored a nice goal.

Marchisio: Showed some graft and drive in midfield, but he's no Pirlo.

Pogba: His class is impossible to hide, but he had a relatively quiet game by his standards.

Peluso: Did not have a huge influence on the match, but held firm on the left. 

Osvaldo: Missed a pile of chances. Juve looked more threatening after he'd departed.

Giovinco: Looked lively early but, as ever, isn't clinical enough in front of goal. Subbed at half time. His replacement, Quagliarella, did marginally better.

 

Atalanta

Consigli: Had a couple of stops to make and could do little about the goal.

Bellini: Had his moments in the second half, but a quiet game overall.

Lucchini: Hard to find fault in his game, he cut out a few key balls to stifle Juve's attacks. Was replaced with Benalouane at half time, who also did well.

Yepes: Left the field in a neck brace. Until then had been his usual, gritty self in defence.

Brivio: Got forward with greater frequency in the second term but did little that was decisive.

Raimondi: Distributed the ball well without any real penetration.

Carmona: Like others in the Atalanta midfield, he helped his side enjoy periods of possession, but lacked bite.

Baselli: Atalanta's best on the night, he was one of the few on the pitch who played with any intensity.

Bonaventura: For a player in an advanced position, he needed to threaten more.

Maxi Moralez: Like his opposite tiny man, Giovinco, he was quite active early on, but faded.

Denis: Hard for him to threaten much without good service, but he could have been cleaner in a couple of forward raids.

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