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Juventus - Udinese
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FULL-TIME: JUVENTUS 2-0 UDINESE
The referee blows his full-time whistle as Juventus seal a good three points at home, despite not having things all their own way.
Goals from Pablo Dybala and Weston McKennie sealed the win for Max Allegri's side.
THREE ADDED MINUTES
The board goes up for three minutes of stoppage time.
Beto leads the charge for Udinese on the break, but his tired legs fail him.
He eventually feeds in Success to his left, who takes a touch to set the ball before hitting it true but Szczesny gets his hand on it to tip it over the crossbar!
Samardzic is on for Arslan.
Pussetto receives a pass from Walace just before the latter is taken off, before hitting one low aiming for the bottom left-hand corner, but it goes wide of the post.
Rodrigo Bentancur is off as Adrien Rabiot replaces him.
DOUBLE UDINESE CHANGE
Soppy and Walace are off, with Jajalo and Success on.
- GoalWeston McKennieJuventus
GOAL! JUVENTUS HAVE TWO
Udinese's resistance is broken! Dybala plays a superb diagonal ball to De Sciglio on the left flank.
The full-back does well to put a delightful cross into the box on the half-volley after chesting it down, which McKennie heads into the back of the net at the far post.
Zeegalaar is booked for a foul on Dybala. Juve have a free-kick.
Bernadeschi pulls Soppy in the box - a really silly challenge - and the Udinese man goes down. The referee consults VAR but does not point to the spot.
The visitors will be feeling short-changed after that - it looked like a penalty.
Juve invite pressure by conceding a corner to Udinese. The ball is delivered into the box, and Zeegalaar gets his head on it and it is on target, but a Juventus defender clears the ball seconds later.
- OffGerard DeulofeuUdinese
- OnIgnacio PussettoUdinese
Deulofeu has looked off the pace this evening and comes off, with Pussetto replacing him for the final 25 minutes.
Dybala drives forward, before asking McKennie for the give-and-go, which sees the American tee the Argentine up for the shot.
He tries to bend it into the bottom corner but it goes narrowly wide.
- OffMoise KeanJuventus
- OnÁlvaro MorataJuventus
Alvaro Morata is stripped and ready to come on for Moise Kean.
Cuadrado hits one with venom which was curling into the top corner at the near post but Padelli averts the danger by punching the ball clear.
De Sciglio draws the foul from Soppy on the left touchline and Juve have a free-kick from outside the box but at a right-angle.
In the last few minutes, Udinese have come back into the game with a bit of sustained pressure.
Allegri makes his third change as De Sciglio is on for Pellegrini.
FREE-KICK TO UDINESE
The referee gives the visitors a free-kick in a dangerous area around 30-yards out after Bentancur fouls Deulofeu.
The hosts complain that Moise Kean was caught seconds before as the striker was left in a heap as Udinese broke away but he did not pull it back.
Deulofeu hits his effort over the wall but it also goes over the crossbar.
Juventus are sloppy for a second and de Ligt is furious at his defenders as the home side give the ball away to Beto, allowing Udinese to put the Bianconeri under a bit of pressure.
The cross comes in and de Ligt puts it out for a Udinese corner.
Zeegelaar clips Dybala's heel as he is about to slip away. Juventus have a free-kick.
The Dutchman escapes without a caution.
- OnManuel LocatelliJuventus
- OffDejan KulusevskiJuventus
- OnFederico BernardeschiJuventus
DOUBLE JUVENTUS CHANGE
Max Allegri hooks two of his players at half-time.
Kulusevski and Arthur are off, Locatelli and Bernadeschi come on.
We're back underway here in Turin.
- End of 1st Half
HALF-TIME: JUVENTUS 1-0 UDINESE
Despite the visitors winning a corner in the second minute of added time, the referee blows his whistle for the end of the first period here at the Allianz Stadium.
A superb finessed finish from Pablo Dybala in the 18th minute has given his side the lead in this one.
Makengo delivers in a floated cross from the right, but Beto gets his header all wrong and it goes well over the bar.
TWO ADDED MINUTES
The board goes up for a couple of minutes to be added on at the end of the first half.
REF NOT INTERESTED
Soppy makes a run into the edge of the Juventus area, and runs into a couple of players before going down rather softly and claiming a penalty - the referee tells him to get up.
Udogie cheaply gives the ball away from a square pass, and Bentancur capitalises as he drives forward with the ball from central midfield on the break, before laying off Dybala to his left.
The Argentine goes for the spectacular from distance with his left foot again but it goes well over the crossbar despite being hit with power.
YELLOW CARD FOR CIOFFI
The Udinese boss has been shown a yellow card after exchanging words with an official on the touchline.
CLASH OF HEADS
Cuadrado delivers in a ball to the far post aiming for de Ligt, but the centre-half clashes heads with Udogie in the duel and both hit the deck.
The pair are soon back up on their feet though. Another subsequent Juve corner is cleared by the Udinese back line.
STRAIGHT AT SZCZESNY
Udinese make a rare break forward, with Udogie laying off Deulofeu in the centre, with the Spaniard then putting in Beto in space just outside the box.
The forward hits a low drive from distance but it straight at Szczesny.
Soppy is booked for getting in Arthur's way. Maybe a bit harsh.
Pellegrini delivers in a nice floated cross from the left byline, aiming for McKennie in the centre, but the American gets the connection on the header all wrong and it sails high and wide.
WHAT A FINISH
Pablo Dybala doing what he does best to give his side an early lead.
Juventus' Dejan Kulusevski challenges for the ball with Udinese's Destiny Udogie.
Cuadrado delivers in a decent ball from a free-kick delivery, and Kulusevski manages to shift the ball well onto his left foot but his effort is blocked well by a Udinese defender.
The resulting free-kick from the left-hand side by Deulofeu is very poor and does not even beat the first Juventus man.
Arthur catches Deulofeu late on the knee with a sliding challenge and gets his name in the book.
- GoalPaulo DybalaJuventus
Dybala has his tenth goal against Udinese! Juventus have the lead!
Some nice one-touch play between Arthur and Kean occurs just outside the box, before the latter feeds in Dybala and the Argentinian sends a finessed left foot curler into the back of the net.
A beautifully whipped ball in from the right from Cuadrado is aimed for McKennie in the box, but he misses his header and Kean is there but his nodded touch bounces off the back of Brandon Soppy and the chance is gone.
Juventus have now had a good spell of pressure in the last few minutes as they assert their dominance on the game.
Udinese have a corner as Pellegrini blocks a cross from Soppy.
The ball comes into the box, but is initially cleared, but the Fruilani recycle it well as a another cross comes in from the right flank, but Szczesny punches the ball and Juventus eventually clear and try to break, but the move comes to nothing.
Cuadrado comes together with Beto near the Juventus area, with the latter going down.
The Colombian then drops to the turf grabbing his face - the Portuguese forward accidentally catches him with an elbow there, but there was no malice in that.
An advancing Pellegrini delivers in a ball into the centre for McKennie, but he shanks his shot well over the bar.
A ball is clipped into McKennie in the area from deep, but his touch lets him down and it is out for a goal-kick.
HEART RIPPED OUT OF UDINESE SQUAD
Udinese's bench is very light - six players named as substitutes tonight by Gabriele Cioffi have yet to make their Serie A debut.
We're underway here at the Allianz Stadium - in front of a reduced crowd of just 5,000 fans.
TEAMS ARE OUT
Almost ready to go here in Turin!
Kick-off is not far away!
A win may be a difficult task for Udinese this evening, especially considering the Friulani have lost nine of their last 12 meetings with Juventus.
Paulo Dybala has also netted more goals against Udinese than any other Italian side - not a good omen.
KEY MATCH FOR UDINESE
Gabriele Cioffi's side will still be licking their wounds after a 6-2 defeat to Atalanta last time out in Serie A - a result that leaves them 14th in the table, just four points clear of the relegation zone.
Many absentees recently due to Covid has not helped their cause, but one win in their last six league games means that the Friulani need to respond this evening.
Midfielder Tolgay Arslan has been speaking pre-match: "We want to score points today," he said.
JUVENTUS MAKE EIGHT CHANGES
The Bianconeri make eight changes from their 2-1 defeat after extra time to arch-rivals Inter in the Supercoppa on Wednesday evening, with just Daniele Rugani, Dejan Kulusevski and Weston McKennie keeping their places in the team as Allegri opts to rotate.
CHIESA OUT FOR SEASON
Juventus will be without their star man, Federico Chiesa, until the end of the season, in what is a big blow for Massimiliano Allegri.
A scan on the 24-year-old's knee following their 4-3 win over Roma revealed a rupture to his anterior cruciate ligament, and surgery is required.
UDINESE TEAM NEWS
Udinese: Padelli, Perez, Nuytinck, Zeegelaar, Soppy, Arslan, Walace, Makengo, Udogie, Beto, Deulofeu.
Subs: Santurro, Piana, Success, Jajalo, Pussetto, Samardzic, Nestorovski, Ianesi, Castagnaviz, Damiani, Cocetta, Pinzi.
TEAM NEWS IS IN!
Juventus: Szczesny, de Ligt, Cuadrado, Pellegrini, Rugani, Arthur, McKennie, Bentancur, Kulusevski, Dybala, Kean.
Subs: Perin, Pinsoglio, De Sciglio, Chiellini, Alex Sandro, De Winter, Bernadeschi, Rabiot, Locatelli, Morata, Kaio Jorge.
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