Eighth consecutive victory for the Bianconeri
Juventus beat Udinese 1-0 in anticipation of the 17th day of Serie A. The bianconeri imposed themselves with a goal from Danilo, who scored in the 86th minute after an invention by Chiesa. The formation coached by Allegri hits the eighth consecutive victory and rises to 37 points, 4 points behind leaders Napoli who visit Sampdoria tomorrow. Udinese remains at 25.
THE MATCH – Allegri for the match against the Friulians who lines up Kean as first striker with Di Maria behind him, and in the 3-5-2 he inserts Rugani in place of Bremer. On the other hand, Sottil sides with Beto as first striker supported by Success, and with Walace as director. The first goal is for the guests and in the 17th minute Paz tries hard but Danilo deflects for a corner. A minute passes and the Friulians with Walace commit Szczesny who rejects with his fists. Juve after a first part of waiting tries in the 26th minute with Kean whose shot goes just off the edge. In the 38th minute the same Italian striker came back from Silvestri’s side primed by Di Maria but the powerful shot was cornered by the opposing goalkeeper. At the end of the first half, Sottil’s team meets again with Walace engaging Szczesny who doesn’t hold back but Alex Sandro is ready and drives away. In the 45th minute Rabiot touches for Di Maria, but the Argentinian’s shot is rejected by the Udinese defence.
Juventus more enterprising in the second half. In the 52nd minute Kean was once again the protagonist: after a scrum in the area a flying turn from the striker arrived which finished just over the top. Udinese leaves more space and in the 55th minute Kostic served by Locatelli has his shot rejected by Silvestri. The pressure from the bianconeri increases and in the 57th minute Di Maria launches for Kean, who nearly takes the lead even if the action was stopped due to offside by the former Paris Saint Germain player. The guests tried to lighten the pressure and in the 61st minute Becao shot from the edge but Szczesny blocked the shot from a dive. Shortly after Juve responded with a cross shot by Rabiot that ended up on the back.
Allegri changes, removes Miretti and Locatelli and inserts Chiesa and Paredes. Just the Argentine in the 65th minute served by Di Maria falls in the area after a chest check but the referee lets play. The Juve coach inserts Milik for Di Maria for the final assault. However, Udinese became dangerous again first in the 79th minute with Arslan from the edge and then in the 80th minute with Pereyra with the ball grazing the intersection. With the latest changes with Soulè and Fagioli, Allegri pushes a lot on the wingers. In the 84th minute Rabiot devoured the field on the counterattack but wasted at the moment of the decisive pass. When the draw seems like a done deal, Juve breaks through. In the 86th minute Paredes’ remote-controlled launch for the insertion of Chiesa who checks from the chest and puts first in the center. Danilo scores the decisive 1-0 goal from two steps into an empty net.