Allianz Stadium was the place where this postponed Serie A match between Juventus and Napoli happened. We got player ratings.
Juventus had a postponed match against Napoli to play this evening at Juventus Stadium. The Southern side had a chance to get some revenge for the Bianconeri’s behavior when they were almost sanctioned due to a Covid-19 outbreak. But they simply weren’t able to get that payback because the Old Lady was always superior. Cristiano Ronaldo finally came back to his scoring habits against top clubs with a first-half strike.
Federico Chiesa served the ball for Ronaldo to score his 25th goal of the season in Serie A. But Napoli wasn’t willing to give up so easily, they made things quite complicated for Juventus after the break. Cristiano didn’t score any more goals during the rest of the match but he was extremely active throughout the 90 minutes. Gianluigi Buffon also had some vital interventions in shots from Insigne, Lozano, and Mertens with wild success.
Paulo Dybala mends his mistake.
After the break, Andrea Pirlo decided to give minutes to the three players who recently violated the Covid-19 protocol. Paulo Dybala, Weston McKennie, and Arthur Melo got on the pitch during the second half. None of these players disappointed but Dybala felt he had a massive debt with the Juventus supporters. With Cristiano Ronaldo’s involvement, the Argentine player scored the second goal for his side in a crucial moment.
All the Juventus players celebrated with Paulo as if he just scored a title-winning goal. Whenever a star violates a disciplinary rule, responding on the pitch is essential for him to make amends. Near the end of the match, Napoli scored a goal from the spot through Insigne. However, this moment arrived too late for the Southern squad as they still lost the game. For now, Juventus keeps the fourth position in Serie A.
Juventus: Buffon (9), Danilo (7), Chiellini (7), De Ligt (8), Sandro (7), Rabiot (8), Cuadrado (7), Bentancur (8), Ronaldo (8), Chiesa (9), Morata (7).
Bench: Dybala (8), McKennie (7), Arthur (6).
Napoli: Meret (6), Koulibaly (7), Hysaj (5), Di Lorenzo (5), Rrahmani (5), Demme (6), Zielinski (6), Ruiz (5), Insigne (7), Mertens (6), Lozano (5).
Bench: Osimhen (6), Politano (5), Elmas (6), Rui (6), Petagna (5).
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