Serie A Soccer: Juventus narrowly defeat Udinese

Danilo pulled a late-kicker to give Juventus their eight consecutive win without conceding a goal to move up to the second, behind Napoli. Follow for more Serie A soccer here!

The Allianz stadium was electrified when the home team Juventus paid a victory tribute to their late former captain and Italian football legendary Gianluca Vialli  by defeating Udinese to extend their unbeatable run in the Serie A and move their place to the table, with just seven points behind the league-leader Napoli. You may click for more watch soccer live analysis and news here!

Coming into this match, Udinese have successfully avoided defeat in three of their four Serie A matches against top-tier opponents belonging in the current Top Five of the league’s table. On the other hand, the contender Juventus was on their seven game winning streak before stretching it to eight consecutive – which they did last December 2018. The team won the seven games without conceding a single goal, keeping a clean sheet for the first time since their run last March 2018. Udinese had a long history of defeat from the hands of Juventus, they lost 65 Serie A games, which is more than against any other opponents. Their last win against the Bianconeri was their 1-0 win in August 2015. While Juventus, have won their last six Serie A home meetings against Udinese and could equalize this historic feat against the Friulians in the Italian top-tier league with seven consecutive –  which they last did between 1980 to 1987.

The Argentinian veteran and now a World Cup Champion Angel Di Maria provided an all-around performance in his 65 minutes of game time, producing an absolute five key passes to make Juventus remain on the solid and smooth ball movement, giving Udinese a hard time to catch up and compose their defense. However, the 34 year-old had to come off the field after sustaining a reported calf injury. Despite that, Juventus remained on their composure and in the final 20 minutes of the match, Danilo pulled a late-goal to avoid a potential goalless draw. Chiesa made an excellent chests down a high ball, then instantly sent the ball across the box to the direction of Danilo who kicked the ball into the unguarded net via close range. It assures a victory for Juventus!

The Bianconeri have officially redeemed their terrible start of the season, as Allegri avoids the danger of his position. The team managed to win eight games in a row and they did not even concede any single goal. Those are amazing numbers that could give this club the confidence they needed to win the Serie A this year. Allegri looks like he already figured out the right mixture of players and the right starting IX in order to continue their run on the winning column. Angel Di Maria carried the FIFA World Cup Championship effects to the club and gave a much-needed ball movement with the comeback of one of their key players Frederic Chiesa being a sign for Juventus to continue their hunt and race for the title.

The fans at Allianz stadium to make this 2023 for Juventus a more entertaining and exciting soccer, provide a positive that this team is a legit contender and will ready to take the Italian football by storm, thrashing and dominating match after match. However, with this kind of narrow victory, there’s not yet to expect from them and let the time and number of games and training create a much needed chemistry and not to be too critical in order to have a huge probability for title hope.

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