Padraig Whelan Date: 10th September 2017 at 10:00am
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Paulo Dybala put in an exceptional showing off the bench to steer Juventus towards a comfortable 3-0 win over Chievo in Turin.

His introduction paved the way for a change in tempo from the Bianconeri and despite a limited time on the field, was very impressive.

Other standout performers were Miralem Pjanic in midfield and Medhi Benatia at the back, while Gonzalo Higuain contributed his customary goal.

Wojciech Szczesny – 6

Although he was largely untested, he did come up with some important saves to keep his clean sheet intact, particularly to deny Ivan Radovanovic.

Stephan Lichtsteiner – 6.5

He was a particularly active threat throughout the first half and performed his defensive role capably after the Old Lady put the game out of reach.

Medhi Benatia – 7.5

Rock solid at the back, denying Roberto Inglese brilliantly and didn’t put a foot wrong as he nullified Chievo’s attacking threat expertly in a fine showing.

Daniele Rugani – 6.5

Ice cool both in possession and in dealing with the Flying Donkeys, particularly impressing with his aerial presence.

Kwadwo Asamoah – 6

A lively presence on the left flank and although there were perhaps a few nervy moments for the home support, it was a solid and reliable outing.

Stefano Sturaro – 6

A typical Sturaro performance in that he worked tirelessly throughout and his physicality played an important part in helping Juventus win the midfield battle. (From 76′ Bernardeschi – N/A)

Miralem Pjanic – 7

The metronome of the Old Lady midfield, he played an important part in the own goal which opened the floodgates and had a cool head and lethal execution to set up Higuain for Juve’s second.

Blaise Matuidi – 6

His bustling presence was particularly notable in the first 45 minutes but after Dybala swayed the game in his side’s favour, chose to take on a rather more defensive role.

Douglas Costa – 6

Although he wasn’t directly involved in Juventus’ goals, signs are very encouraging that they have an exciting player on their hands. (From 54′ Dybala – 7.5 He completely changed the game with his energy, inventiveness and quality, grabbing a deserved goal too).

Gonzalo Higuain – 7

Following an isolated first half, he came into his own in the second 45 minutes where he managed to add to his tally by finishing off Pjanic’s pass.

Mario Mandzukic – 5.5

Worked hard for the team but was mostly a somewhat peripheral figure in terms of having a real impact on proceedings. (From 83′ Betancur – N/A)