Manuel Locatelli (CM) – 7.5/10 – How about that pass to set Dejan Kulusevski free, eh? Majestic. The Italian ventured forward many times on Tuesday night to satisfy the ‘Anti-Regista Fan Club’ knowing that Genoa boasted the most minimal of transition threats. The Italian was rarely caught out, and he aided the speed of Juve’s play in and around the final third considerably.
Rodrigo Bentancur (CM) – 7/10 – Bentancur deservedly retained his place in the starting XI and he was similarly secure and efficient. The Uruguayan was aided by a non-existent Genoa press, but the unforced errors that undermined his 2020/21 campaign were nowhere to be found. The midfielder was cool and composed with the ball, but energetic and vibrant without it.
Dejan Kulusevski (RM) – 6.5/10 – Some of Kulusevski’s touches to outwit defenders were delightful. He uses his body brilliantly to bypass opponents and he can be such an elegant runner in open space. This performance was another step in the right direction, but the Swede still lacks conviction in and around the opponent’s box.
Paulo Dybala (AM) – 8/10 – La Joya wasn’t quite as all-encompassing as he was on Tuesday night, but he capped off a nonetheless influential display with Juve’s second. A man in form.
Federico Bernardeschi (LM) – 8/10 – This was 2016/17 Federico Bernardeschi. The Italian played with a swagger on Sunday night, as he constantly sought to have the ball at his feet. Genoa gave him way too much room to manoeuvre and Bernardeschi made the most of the space gifted to him. He’s thriving from the left half-space and is proving an important reference point for Juventus between the lines.