Juventus-Bologna: Ratings in Black and White

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Juventus-Bologna: Ratings in Black and White
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Following Juventus' 1-1 draw at home to Bologna earlier today, Adamo Digby rates the Bianconeri players. Ratings are judged out of 10 and the MVP is awarded to the player who contributed most to the result.

Average ratings and player rankings will be published each month, with a player of the month award going to the highest scoring player in any period.

 

Gianluigi Buffon 6 Very little to do today, unlike recent weeks. Made a great save to deny Tedesco, and free of any blame on Adailiton's equaliser.

Jonathan Zebina 6.5 Played quite well going forward, having a hand in the opening goal, but as always suspect in defence, in my mind he is the third option at right back, behind Grygera and Caceres.

Cristian Molinaro 4 At fault for the Bologna goal, and is hopefully fourth choice in his position, after Grosso, De Ceglie and Chiellini. Lucky not to concede two penalties, won't get too many more chances this term.

Giorgio Chiellini 7 Imposing performance as usual from Juve's best defender, playing well despite the changes and disarray around him. The goal-line clearance from Di Viao was an amazing header. Player of the day

Nicola Legrottaglie 6 Looks more assured each game he plays in the first team, given a bruising afternoon by Zalayeta, but was more than ready for the challenge. Needs to continue his good form to push Cannavaro for the second starting slot.

Mauro Camoranesi 6.5 Coped well with yet another positional shift, another player doing well in spite of all the changes around him. Has adapted to the new formation well and on this form will hold off Tiago to be first choice.

Felipe Melo 7 Another impressive display from a player who is fast becoming the heartbeat of the side, shows plenty of passion, but also provides a long-range threat, a nice passing touch and good intelligent awareness of the game around him.

Claudio Marchisio 6.5 Played well with plenty of energy as always, but looks to be one player struggling with the current schedule. Not as impactful as recent games, perhaps in need of a rest.

Diego 6 Showed his fitness is there after a spell out with injury, wasn't up to the high standards he set in the two games in Rome. Went off after an hour, probably as a precaution ahead of Munchen, but looked good on his return.

Trezeguet 7 Scored his third of the season, but missed two other good chances. Please don't ask about his contribution to the rest of the game, there never is one. Its Trezeguet, he scores goals, that's it. He did his job.

Amauri 5.5 Finally seems to be letting the goal drought affect the rest of his game. Before today he's still done everything else well, today he was visibly frustrated by his lack of goals, can't even see where its coming from either. With Del Piero back, he will drop to fourth choice if he doesn't start firing.

 

Subs

Giovinvo 6 Still struggling to find his role

Caceres 5.5 Never found the rhythm of the match

Del Piero NM

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