Adriano Boin Date:13th December 2020 at 8:07pm
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Cristiano Ronaldo led the way for Juventus on Sunday, with the Portuguese star netting twice from the penalty to keep the Bianconeri’s unbeaten start in Serie A intact.

The Old Lady were made to work for the three points as Stefano Sturaro’s equalizer forced the away side to ramp up the pressure in the final stages of the match, with Genoa’s defence unable to keep them at bay.

It allowed Cristiano Ronaldo to take the scene in what was his 100th match with Juventus, while Wojciech Szcz?sny was rarely called into action for much of the match.

Left too much space for Sturaro to fire home the equalizer for Genoa. A step back from his last few outings as he struggled to make his mark in the contest.

Struggled to deal with Genoa’s aggressive midfield, though he kept things tidy for Juventus. While his contribution wasn’t eye-catching, it was necessary.

N/A – Came on in the 83rd minute.

A few mistakes in the early stages of the contest, but one he settled, he made life very difficult for any Genoa player that ventured near him.

While he wasn’t afraid to take on his man and dribble his way into advantageous positions, very little came from it. Putting him on the left makes him less dangerous.

In his 100th appearance for Juve, he found a way to net goals 78 and 79 from the penalty spot. Kept his cool when his side needed it. 

Juventus can’t afford to play without him at this time as the Colombian leaves his mark in every match he plays in. The question is can Pirlo afford to rest him at some points so he doesn’t burn out.

A rock in the heart of the Juve defence. The days of media and opposing fans criticizing him are long gone.

Saying he’s back would be an exaggeration, but it was a welcome sight to see him find the back of the net after so long. Tried to do too much in the first half, but settled in after that.

N/A – Came on in the 83rd minute.

Didn’t score but you could say that’s the only thing he didn’t do. Provided the assist for Dybala’s goal and pushed forward whenever the opportunity arose. 

Wasn’t his best performance but still found a way to win Juve’s second penalty of the night.

Scored early on but it was called back due to a handball. Didn’t look sure of himself at times.

Sturaro’s goal from close range was tough to stop, though you could say he shouldn’t be beaten like that on his near post. Aside from that was rarely called upon.