Udinese vs Juventus (2-1): Juventus’ ninth consecutive Serie A title must wait. The Juventus needed to beat Udinese at Dacia Arena to sentence Series A 3 days from the end, but they conceded a defeat in the discount (2-1) that continues to leave them 3 points behind the mathematical achievement of the title at no be that Atalanta and Inter stumble before their next game.
Udinese vs Juventus: Match Overview
Juventus has 80 points and on Sunday they will receive Sampdoria. They are followed by Atalanta, who with 74 visits tomorrow to Milan, and Inter, who with 73 visits Genoa on Saturday. Maurizio Sarri’s team still has the ‘title’ at their fingertips; but today it again showed signs of its irregularity, as evidenced by the fact that it has won only one of its last five matches.
Pjanic, again on the bench
Juventus, again with Miralem Pjanic on the bench, started taking the initiative and from the first minute Cristiano Ronaldo looked for the goal, like a shot after revolving that came out centered and blocked the goalkeeper Juan Musso (5 ‘). But Juventus, without the sanctioned Leonardo Bonucci in the rear, took a scare on Udinese’s first arrival as Danilo headed back in his attempt to clear the center of Ken Sema and the post except for a Wojciech Szczesny smoothie (7 ‘).
Udinese dedicated to containing the Turin attacks with order and intensity did not reappear in an attack in the first part. Hence Paulo Dybala and Cristiano attempted the goal with shots from outside the area. His compatriot Musso answered the Argentine with a paradon (14 ‘) and the Portuguese narrowly missed a direct ball to the squad (26’).
De Ligt scores a great goal
Another CR7 bit kick that Mussi saved (41 ‘) was the prelude to 0-1. Ligt’s Matthijs controlled a defensive rebound, picked up momentum, and dropped a low whiplash that slipped past the post. A great goal, without a doubt, from the Dutchman.
After the break Udinese, a very dangerous team against the team despite their troubles at the table; took a step forward and Ilija Nestorovski warned of his intentions; when he received a pass into space from Seko Fofana and his cross-shot was stopped by Szczesny (47 ‘). The Macedonian, free of marking at the far post, tied soon after with a spectacular shot on the plate to the center of Sema; revealing again the center-backs De Ligt and Daniele Rugani (52 ‘).
Juve accused the blow, Udinese grew and only Dybala, with another shot that made Musso fly (63 ‘), seemed with enough inspiration to unbalance the balance. Juve, increasingly uncomfortable and a desperate Christian, against a rival well placed behind; they had no ideas and his only recourse was distant shots without aim.
In this final phase, Udinese gave the sensation of more danger to the counter and in set pieces; like a header from Stefano Okaka who did not catch a goal (84 ‘). Already in the discount, Fofana practically sealed the salvation of his team by escaping from his field in a counter; nobody could stop him and, after a tunnel to De Ligt, he beat Szczesny low. Luca Gotti, who was Sarri’s assistant at Chelsea in the 2018-19 season; knew how to play Juve and his victory maintains the excitement for the ‘scudetto’.