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Juventus vs. Udinese: Rate the players results - Khedira on top for the first time this season

A performance reminding us what the German midfielder is capable of.

Udinese Calcio v Juventus - Serie A Photo by Dino Panato/Getty Images

It’s late, yes. Juventus fans have another game to focus on today, yes. But in a game that saw a record number of voters participate, I figured it would only be right to do a recap, even if it’s a quick one. Here are the results:

Sami Khedira tops the podium with his first MoTM performance thus far. This is both unsurprising considering he scored a hat-trick, and since he’s been awfully underwhelming to begin the season, and has arguably been Juventus’ biggest disappointment so far. Hopefully this gets Sami’s mojo back, and is the turning point of his season. We all know what he’s capable of, and some 2016 Sami Khedira would be more than a welcome addition to this midfield. His +80% upvote score is in the top 10 single-game performances this season, and brings his overall score from -24% all the way to -4%.

Next up was Miralem Pjanic, who has been consistently great all season long. In a game where Khedira scored a hat-trick, Pjanic came within 6% of taking the MoTM award. He’s really making a case of being Juventus’ best player. His overall season score of 45% upvotes puts him only behind the small sample size Szczesny.

The second-worst performer of the night was deemed to be Stephan Lichtsteiner, who was one of two players with negative scores at -12%. He’s one more bad performance away from falling into negative on the season. Mattia Di Sciglio coming back right now would be nice to take the load off of Stephan in the league a bit.

And in last place was Mario Mandzukic, unsurprisingly. I fail to see how he received 32 upvotes, although his final score was -35%. Even though he shouldn’t have been sent off, and we ended up winning, he selfishly put himself in a situation where a ref could send him off, and that deserves more than a downvote. There’s no way that I can see that anyone seriously could justify that as a positive overall performance. He gets a strong downvote from me. Not to say I don’t think Mario is great, or welcome his passion, but these are the things that come along with that and he should be held accountable for it.

Thanks for voting, now let’s put that behind us and enjoy the midweek clash against SPAL tonight.

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