Just minutes following the announcement of a 10-point deduction, Juventus had to take the field at the Carlo Castellani Stadium for a league fixture against Empoli. Sadly for the Bianconeri, their evening turned from bad to worse as they were on the receiving end of a historic embarrassment, succumbing to a 1-4 defeat. So here are our player ratings for Juventus following a disastrous loss in Empoli.
Wojciech Szczesny – 6
Despite conceding four goals, the former Roma man prevented a larger result with a few solid saves. Arguably the best performer for Juventus.
Federico Gatti – 5
The Italian defender started on a positive note, almost creating a goal for Vlahovic, but was clumsy for the rest of the evening, allowing Piccoli enough space to bag the fourth goal.
Gleison Bremer – 5.5
The Brazilian made some important interceptions at the back. He wasn’t at fault for any of the Empoli goals.
Alex Sandro – 4
Another chaotic display from the former Porto man who has a knack for going down too easily, costing his side yet another goal after getting dispossessed with a fair challenge. Massimiliano Allegri had seen enough at the hour mark, wasting his last substitution on him.
Tommaso Barbieri – 5
A so-so performance from the young wingback who displayed desire and determination, but was second best to Fabiano Parisi in their duel.
Fabio Miretti – 5
The young midfielder lasted for just 45 minutes. He fought hard for the ball, but offered little in the buildup.
Manuel Locatelli – 5
A hardworking display as ever from the Euro 2020 winner, but failed to assert his authority in the middle of the park.
Adrien Rabiot – 6
To his credit, the Frenchman displayed the type of tenacity that some of his teammates lacked, running his socks off for 90 minutes. He also provided the assist for Chiesa’s goal and threatened Vicario with a long-range shot.
Filip Kostic – 5
An uninfluential display from the Serbian winger who couldn’t feed the Juventus strikers with his famous exquisite crosses.
Arkadiusz Milik – 4.5
The former Napoli man was unlucky to see his header crash against the woodwork early on. Clumsily gave away a spot kick that turned the tide in Empoli’s favor.
Dusan Vlahovic – 4
A horror showing from the Serbian bomber who squandered a series of important scoring opportunities. It’s a wonder how he lasted on the pitch for the entire match.
Federico Chiesa – 6
The Italian winger brought the right flank to life with his introduction. Scored a goal that was hardly a consolation for Juventus supporters.
Leandro Paredes – 4.5
The Argentine almost gifted his former employers additional goals with his complacent passing.
Angel Di Maria – 4.5
A forgettable cameo from the veteran who couldn’t pull off a single dangerous chance for Juventus this evening.
Moise Kean – 4.5
The Italian striker added some energy to the frontline, but a calamitous pass at the back gifted Empoli the fourth goal.
Daniele Rugani – 5.5
The former Empoli defender was rarely tested as it was the Bianconeri who had the initiative in the final stages.
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