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Genoa 1-3 Juventus, Player Ratings: Dybala & penalty king Ronaldo do the damage

The Argentine finally returned to form as Ronaldo scored his third and fourth penalties of the week

 
8:13pm on Sunday 13th December 2020
By
Carlo Garganese

Paulo Dybala enjoyed a welcome return to form as he scored his first goal of the Serie A season, while Cristiano Ronaldo struck twice from the penalty spot in a 3-1 win for Juventus over Genoa.

The Bianconeri dominated the game from start to finish but only managed to eventually win thanks to two Ronaldo penalties in the last 12 minutes, after Stefano Sturaro had temporarily equalised.

Genoa 1-3 Juventus: Player Ratings, Match Stats, Player Stats

So who were the best and worst performers on the day?

✔️ GOOD PERFORMANCE

Paulo Dybala: 7.8

The Argentine has endured a miserable season so far, having struggled first with the after-effects of Coronavirus and then tactically under new coach Andrea Pirlo.

He has been linked with a transfer away from Turin but reminded everyone of his qualities against Genoa. He scored his first Serie A goal of the season with a sweet left-footed strike from the right-hand side of the area, while he also had the most crosses and dribbles on the pitch.

BAD PERFORMANCE

Marko Pjaca: 5.0

The Croatian attacker was one of Europe's most promising youngsters a few years back before suffering serious injury.

His latest loan move away from Juventus at Genoa has shown some positive signs but he made no impact at all against his parent club on Sunday. No shots, no touches in the box, no crosses and only one dribble.

STAR MAN

Cristiano Ronaldo: 8.1

A happy week for Ronaldo, who scored four goals in two games against Barcelona and Genoa.

While his critics will complain that all four goals were penalties, it is worth noting that Ronaldo once again had numerous efforts on goal. Against Genoa he had an incredible eight shots, five of them on target.

He also had a game-high 10 touches in the box. With such numbers, it is no surprise he already has 14 goals for Juventus in all competitions this season.

Genoa 1-3 Juventus: Player Ratings, Match Stats, Player Stats

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