Juan Cuadrado (RM) – 7/10 – The Colombian opened the scoring with a drilled free-kick in what was his first Coppa Italia goal since 2015. Cuadrado, returning to a more attacking role, smartly rotated with his teammates down the right as he took up several positions when Juve had the ball. Overall, this was a fine showing from the veteran, who still tries to score from almost every inswinging corner he takes.
Arthur Melo (CM) – 8/10 – Very good. Arthur was Juve’s regista on Tuesday night and he looked in total command from the very outset. There was a bite to the Brazilian’s play that he frequently lacks and he looked sharp both with and without the ball. It was the sort of performance that makes you question why Juve are so willing to let him depart.
Manuel Locatelli (CM) – 9/10 – The presence of Arthur freed up Locatelli to destructive effect. The elegant Italian played like a man possessed. Some of his touches in the opening period wouldn’t look out of place in a Ronaldinho compilation, while his work ethic out of possession was demonic throughout. Locatelli was key in Juventus’ best pressing display of the season and it was his high turnover that created Dybala’s goal. This was an absolute exhibition and another manifestation of his potential in a more advanced role.
Adrien Rabiot (LM) – 6.5/10 – Rabiot performed a functional role in a brilliant collective showing and I thought he got better as the contest wore on. The Frenchman came close to scoring in the dying embers.