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Juventus 0-1 Benevento Player Ratings: Humiliating loss ends Scudetto hopes

The Bianconeri's chances of a tenth straight Scudetto ended after a dismal home loss in Turin

6:21pm on Sunday 21st March 2021
Carlo Garganese

Juventus' slim title hopes all but ended on Sunday after a dismal 1-0 home defeat to relegation candidates Benevento.

Adolfo Gaich's second-half goal following a dreadful Arthur error gave Benevento their first win in 11 games and mean Juve remain 10 points behind leaders Inter, who did not play this weekend due to a COVID-19 outbreak.

Before the match, Cristiano Ronaldo was awarded with a special shirt by president Andrea Agnelli to celebrate him surpassing Pele as the highest scorer in football history.

Juventus v Benevento: Player Ratings, Match Stats, Player Stats

❌ Alvaro Morata : 6.2

Morata started the season brilliantly after returning to Juventus on a two-year loan from Atletico Madrid.

But his performances have plummeted in recent months and he has scored just three Serie A goals since Christmas.

He was once again wasteful on Sunday, missing two great chances to add to the complaints of those who believe his finishing is not good enough for an elite club.

Dejan Kulusevski : 6.3

Big things were expected of Kulusevski after his big-money move from Atalanta last summer.

However, he been massively underwhelming this season - having been deployed in various different roles.

He was no different against Benevento as he failed to support Morata and Ronaldo in attack. He created no opportunities and his final ball was constantly lacking.

⭐ Lorenzo Montipo: 9.1

Benevento and Montipo have shipped goals galore this season - with 52 conceded before Sunday's game from 27 matches.

But Benevento defended superbly in Turin, with Montipo a brilliant final line in defence.

He made a total of eight saves and performed two exceptional stops in particular from Ronaldo and another fantastic parry from Morata.

Juventus v Benevento: Player Ratings, Match Stats, Player Stats

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