Federico Chiesa (RM) – 9/10 – The Italian sprung into life in the second half to deadly effect. After his direct running culminated in the penalty that eventually restored Juve’s lead, Chiesa got on the scoresheet himself following an electric sequence that befuddled Dejan Lovren. His left-footed finish was excellent, too. Tuesday’s display was a timely reminder of just how unstoppable he is when in full flight.
Manuel Locatelli (CM) – 7/10 – Locatelli appeared rejuvenated on Tuesday. While he was far from Juve’s best performer on the night, the Italian did his job dutifully at the base of midfield. He was constantly attempting to pick a lock in the Zenit defence, and his swashbuckling switch of play out to Chiesa led to the penalty.
Weston McKennie (CM) – 8/10 – McKennie added exuberance to the midfield – and his own game – that’s been missing as of late. When Dybala withdrew from his forward position, it was often McKennie who rotated into his zone and the American interchanged with teammates efficiently throughout. Such rotations were a key part of Juve’s fluid attacking display. I loved McKennie’s display, overall.
Federico Bernardeschi (LM) – 7/10 – More of this Bernardeschi, please. Performing the hybrid function often unfulfilled by Adrien Rabiot, the Italian was very effective. He worked his tail off defensively and occupied smart positions between the lines, particularly in the left half-space.