Juventus-Siena: Ratings In Black and White

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Juventus-Siena: Ratings In Black and White
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J uventus finally found the path back to winning ways, dominating the game in every aspect (apart from the score-line!) Ferrara reverted back to the much criticised 4-3-1-2 and Adamo Digby rates the players performances out of 10 as always. Only two games remain before the next monthly analysis.

Gianluigi Buffon: 6.5

The only spectator not to pay the entrance fee, Buffon had only one save to make all game and will probably glad he wasn't required to be man of the match today after weeks of keeping games close.

 

Zdenek Grygera: 5

Substituted at half time, and easy to see why. Suspect in defence as always, offers nothing to the team going forward. Like Zebina seems to use every game to prove himself unworthy of remaining at the club.

 

Cristian Molinaro: 5

Not that different to Grygera. Little to do defensively, his game going forward is non- existent. Cannot cross, his general passing is woeful and seems in a different world to his team mates.

 

Giorgio Chiellini: 8.5

Another fantastic performance from the big centre back, he is definitely playing at his best, despite the constant changes and poor players around him. Made a couple of great blocks and tackles, was unlucky not to cap his display with a goal. Player of the Day

 

Nicola Legrottaglie: 7

A solid game, although struggled at times with Maccarone. Probably his best game of the season. Needed this type of performance as Cannavaro and Chiellini have begun to form an excellent partnership in recent games.

 

Felipe Melo: 7

Ran the midfield, especially in the first half. Again much improved from last few displays, most of his passes went to team mates today, looked much more confident in possession than he has since returning from injury.

 

Christian Poulsen: 6

A very average performance from the Dane, offers very little to the team and struggles against better opposition. Sissoko's return from injury will severely limit his chances, and rightly so on this showing.

 

Paolo De Ceglie: 6.5

Better than most of the other players rotated into the lineup, played in midfield until Camoranesi's introduction in the second half, then reverted to left back. Gave the midfield some of the impetus it has lacked since Marchisio's injury. A solid squad player who will improve in time.

 

Diego: 7

Continuing to play his way back to form, he always seemed on the edge of the game, but was the main threat, creating all Juve's good chances. Assisted the goal for Amauri with a great cross and also the chance for Chiellini.

 

David Trezeguet: 5

Nothing seemed to work for him today. Layoffs went to the opposition, shots were blocked or off target. Seemingly a shadow of his former self, although he always looks poor when not on the score sheet. The goals will come, although probably not in this formation.

 

Amauri: 7

Looked a completely different player after his goal against Fiorentina. Taking players on, bullying defenders, holding up the ball. Carved out a couple of chances for himself which he should have made more of, but took his goal well. Confidence is obviously everything to him, and his is back!

 

Substitues

Caceres: 6.5

Not on long enough as he is clearly the best option at right back.

 

Camoranesi: 6

A vast improvement on Molinaro who he replaced, but not at his best.

 

Sissoko: NM

 

No time to make any impact.

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