Juventus Top Performers – UCL Round Four vs Lokomotiv Moscow

Juventus again managed to dig deep right at the conclusion of a game and secured the qualification to the next stage of Champions League thanks to a late goal by Douglas Costa.

Leonardo Bonucci: in general, the back-line handled the physicality of the Lokomotiv strikers, Eder in particular, better than in Turin, which represented a small surprise considering the two more muscular centre-backs were not on the pitch. Leonardo Bonucci and Daniele Rugani answered well to that challenge, but the whole defence were often too content with sitting back rather than assailing the opponents on their rare raids, which caused the goal and some other unnecessarily dangerous situations. Continue reading