Gonzalo Higuain a 9/10 and in total control as Juventus dismisses Atalanta

Gonzalo Higuain a 9/10 and in total control as Juventus dismisses Atalanta
From ESPN - March 14, 2018

Juventus defeated Atalanta 2-0 to go four points clear at the top of Serie A, exerting their dominance yet again.

Atalanta always go into matches with the intent of providing a challenge in search of some points but found it especially hard to break down a disciplined Juventus side and did not even manage to register a single shot on target.

Inspired by the form of their striker, Juventus looked to be in complete control of the game and grew stronger and more confident once the Argentine opened the scoring. Acting as both a No. 9 and a No. 10, he provided the assist for the second goal as Juventus cruised to another Serie A win without expending too much effort.


Another win means Juventus have gone four points clear at the top of the Serie A table and are favourites to collect another Scudetto. Moreover, they have yet to concede a league goal in 2018.


The team are still susceptible to silly errors in their game. Whether it be players proving imprecise with their passing or being dispossessed with ease, Juve must tighten up to ensure brilliance against the better sides that could exploit such errors.

Manager rating out of 10

7 -- Another well-prepared game in which Massimiliano Allegri's team dominated and took their chances. The squad played with chemistry, with fluidity and look to be in fine form in this critical part of the season. Excellent management of the game.

Player ratings (1-10; 10=best; players introduced after 70 minutes get no rating):

GK, Gianluigi Buffon, 6 -- No shots on target by Atalanta granted Buffon an easy night in between the posts.

DF Stephan Lichtsteiner, 6 -- Delivered one fine weighted pass and tactically offered an outlet but struggled physically at times.

DF Mehdi Benatia, 6 -- Strong, alert and physical, Benatia is a reliable presence at the back even if he was a little anxious at times.


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