Juventus 2-0 Udinese: Player ratings as Dybala sends hierarchy message

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Juventus aided their pursuit of securing a top-four finish in Serie A as they overcame a depleted Udinese 2-0 on Saturday night.

This contest was far from a classic; incomparable to last Sunday’s thriller in the capital. Nevertheless, the result was all that mattered and the Bianconeri grounded out three points thanks to goals from Paulo Dybala and Weston McKennie.

Here are the Juventus player ratings from Saturday night’s Serie A win over Udinese.

Goalkeeper & Defenders

Luca Pellegrini was brought off at half-time on his return to the XI. (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)

Wojciech Szczesny (GK) – 6/10 – Szczesny was rarely tested on his return to the XI. He saved comfortably from Beto in the first half before tipping over a fierce Isaac Success drive after Juve had taken a 2-0 lead.

Juan Cuadrado (RB) – 5/10 – The Colombian was sloppy in the build-up phase and rarely tested from a defensive perspective. Not his best outing, overall.

Matthijs de Ligt (CB) – 7.5/10 – De Ligt spent much of the contest berating his sloppy teammates who allowed Udinese routes into the contest via woeful technical execution. The Dutchman out-duelled the physically imposing Beto in yet another comfortable display.

Daniele Rugani (CB) – 6/10 – We’re starting to see the errors we initially expected creep into Rugani’s game. The Italian was pretty comfortable alongside De Ligt once more, but he did have one or two hairy moments.

Luca Pellegrini (LB) – 5.5/10 – Rusty on his return to action. His function was a demanding one in possession as he was expected to provide a constant source of width down the left. He struggled to do so, and he committed several unforced errors which was likely the reason why he was substituted before the hour.

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