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Roma 1-0 Juventus: Player Ratings




Juventus has failed to continue their string of good results against AS Roma on Sunday night. At the Olimpico, the Bianconeri were downed by a Gianluca Mancini rocket.

It was a cagey affair in the first half. The first serious piece of action came after 26 minutes, when Paulo Dybala fired on goal from outside the box. His curler was pushed away by Wojciech Szczęsny. 


Patricio saves

Just before half time, Juventus got their biggest opportunity of the first half. Danilo found Rabiot at the far post with an amazing pass and the Frenchman headed towards goals from close by. Rui Patrício reacted quickly and managed to tip it against the post and away from goal. 

Gianluca Mancini broke the deadlock after 54 minutes. The Italian defender was free to shoot from just outside the box and his rocket into the left corner was too powerful for Szczęsny. Juventus tried to get back into the game. Juan Cuadrado hit the post with a free-kick close to the hour mark. 

Roma almost put the game to bed in the 74th minute. Smalling managed to put his head to cross at the far post, but Wojciech Szczęsnyput his body in front to keep Juventus in the match. 

Hunt for a goal

Then it was Juventus’ turn again. Di Maria took the ball off Chiesa and tested Patrício, but the goalkeeper managed to keep it out again. The Bianconeri hit the post from a corner afterwards and also did not score from the storm of shots that followed. 

Moise Kean was brought on to help Juventus score the equalizer, but he let Mancini get to him after only being on the pitch for one minute. He kicked the Italian centre-back and got a red card. In a last ditch effort, Danilo got the chance to shoot on goal, but his effort was too soft and saved by Patrício. 

Player Ratings

Szczęsny (6); Danilo (7), Bremer (6.5), Alex Sandro (6.5); Cuadrado (5.5), Fagioli (6.5), Rabiot (5), Locatelli (6.5), Kostić (5.5); Di Maria (6); Vlahović (5.5).


Substitutions: Bonucci (5.5), Pogba (6), Chiesa (6), Paredes (-), Kean (-).


Jurre van Wanrooij is a writer and lead match analyst for Max Statman. He was born and raised in The Netherlands, where he still lives. He is studying journalism and that’s why he joined Max Statman, so that he could develop his writing. Apart from Juventus, he also support PSV Eindhoven, the club closest to his home. The goal is to give you guys the best information about Juventus in English and be as reliable as possible.