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Juventus 3-0 Sassuolo Player Ratings

Juventus started slowly but soon took control of their season opener, scoring three goals against Sassuolo with Dusan Vlahovic and Angel Di Maria on the scoresheet.

Juventus

Perin: Kept busy in the first half, making a couple of handy saves and was often tested from range. Solid on the set-pieces and looked in control, making a great stop 1 v 1 on Pinamonti.  7.0/10

Danilo: Pushed forward at regular intervals to put pressure on the Sassuolo backline and looked a real threat when linking up with the Juve attackers. 6.5/10

Bremer: Seemed untroubled, slotting into De Ligt’s role and immediately had a good command of the Sassuolo attacking threat. Great interceptions and clearances. A beast. 7.0/10

Bonucci: Dictated well from deep with some nice crosses and marshalled the back line with real control. 6.5/10

Sandro: Good early movement, fired in a great cross that Vlahovic put over, but his second ball was expertly converted by Di Maria. A vintage Sandro display. 7.0/10

Cuadrado: A little off the pace at times but had a decent attempt on goal at the end of the first half and grew into the game. 6.5/10

Zakaria: Looked a little static in the first half but was better in the second as Juve controlled things better. Unfortunate to come off injured. 6.0/10

Locatelli: Some good early passes but a needless yellow card that could have been avoided. Good distribution but still the feeling he could be better further up the pitch. 6.0/10

McKennie: Made some very decent runs into the box to create some half chances but still lacks in decision making in the opposition half. 6.0/10

Di Maria: Constantly moving and got his reward with the opening goal. Capitalised on a Sassuolo mistake to set up Dusan for the third. Scintillating. 7.5/10

Vlahovic: A few half chances in the opening ’45 and finally took his opportunity from the spot to double Juve’s lead. Right place, right time to put Juve three up and looked a menace throughout. 8.0/10

Substitutions:

Kostic: Made his presence felt right from his introduction with some quick runs down the flank and in support of Vlahovic. 6.0/10

De Sciglio: Came on and immediately bought some surprising touches and a little flair. 6.0/10

Miretti: Got a solid 30 mins to make an impact and perhaps should have done better when he got in the box. 6.0/10

Rovella: A solid little cameo N/A

Soule: A solid little cameo N/A

 


Sassuolo

Consigli: Weathered the early pressure but could have done better on the goal. Made a decent stop to deny Cuadrado but could do nothing on Vlahovic’s 2nd. 6.0/10

Muldur: Injured early on. N/A

Ayhan: Tested Perin from distance in the first half but made a dreadful mistake to let Juve in for the third. 5.0/10

Ferrari: A solid presence in the opening exchanges but was all at sea on the Vlahovic penalty. 5.0/10

Rogerio: Made some important runs into the Juve box but nothing to create a real threat. 6.0/10

Frattesi: Hard working and combative sort of opening ’45 mins for the midfielder and he was at the heart of their midfield threat. 6.5/10

Henrique: Quiet opening half but tested Perin from distance early in the second. 6.0/10

Thorstvedt: Restricted to shots from distance which didn’t really trouble the Juve backline. 5.5/10

Berardi: Relatively quiet apart from one shot from distance in the opening half and a decent cross for Defrel which should have been converted. 6.0/10

Defrel: Had a decent connection with Berardi’s cross and probably should have done better. 5.5/10

Kyriakopoulous: Struggled to really impose himself on the Juve backline and faded out of the match. 6.0/10

Substitutions:

Toljan: One of the better channels of attack for Sassuolo with his runs down the flank. 6.0/10

Pinamonti: Probably should have done better when 1 v 1 with Perin. 5.5/10

Raspadori: Replaced Defrel but failed to make any kind of telling impact. 5.0/10

Ceide: N/A

Harroui: N/A

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