Juventus v Udinese

Udinese 2-1 Juventus article Juve 2-0 Udinese, the Bianconeri’s third straight defeat, is the second time this season that they have come up against the Nerazzurri at the Stadio Olimpico, after the previous meeting came on December 4.

Juventus have never lost in Rome on the road and have never taken the Scudetto in front of a sell-out crowd of 11,064.

Udinese goalkeeper Fabio Saponara was unable to keep out a corner in the 26th minute and a penalty appeal in the 58th was denied by the umpire.

The home side were ahead after nine minutes when Sergio Busquets crossed for Gianluca Di Marzio to find Di Maria who was able to cross the ball over Di Maria for Di Maria to score his first goal for the club in the 6-0 win over Udinese in November.

After Udinese equalised from the penalty spot, it was Juve who took the lead from the spot when Giorgio Chiellini played a through ball for Alessandro Florenzi to run onto.

The Brazilian scored his first Serie A goal of the season with a shot from inside the box in the 72nd minute to give Juve a 1-0 lead.

Di Marzo added a second for Udinese just before the hour mark when he slotted home a cross from Di Maria.

In the 71st minute, Udinese substitute Francesco Barone scored Udinese’s third goal of this game when he headed home a free kick from inside his own half.

Juventus are currently eighth in Serie A, six points behind leaders Napoli.

Udini are the last team in the Serie A table to win four consecutive games and their only win in all competitions since the end of March was against Milan in the Coppa Italia.