Last Updated on 01/08/2023 by てんしょく飯
On January 7, the 17th Serie A match was held between Juventus and Udinese.
Juventus won the previous match against Cremonese 1-0 on January 4, not only maintaining their third place, but also closing the gap to Napoli at the top of the table to seven points.
The Cremonese will now return home to face Udinese, looking for their eighth straight win in Serie A. The match will be held three days after the previous game.
The team will return home to face Udinese, looking for their eighth straight win in Serie A. The team made five changes to their starting lineup, with FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 champion Angel Di Maria and fellow finalist Adrien Rabiot making their first appearances since the tournament ended.
The match was a closely contested affair. Juventus had more shots in the first half, but went into halftime scoreless. In the second half, Juventus had a big chance. Di Maria forced a breakthrough and swung in a right-foot shot that was blocked by the opposition. A mix-up in front of goal ensued, and Moise Keane finally volleyed the ball over the crossbar. The goalkeeper’s powerful shot went just over the crossbar. In the 55th minute, Filip Kostić entered the penalty area and tried a left-footed shot from an angle that was saved by the goalkeeper.
Juventus gradually pushed forward, but could not find the back of the net. In the 86th minute, the game finally broke the deadlock. Leandro Paredes had the ball in the center of the box, and he fed Federico, who was on the left side of the penalty area, who made no mistake. Federico Chiesa, who was on the left of the penalty area, chest-trapped the ball and turned it into the center of the box, where Danilo, who was on the far side, pushed it in. Juventus took the lead late in the game.
Time expired as the match went on. With the victory, Juventus not only recorded their first eight consecutive Serie A wins since the 2018-19 season, but also kept a clean sheet in all of those games. Juventus came back strong to become the absolute champions of the Serie A again. The second half of the season will be a good time to get the Scudetto race going.
In the next round, Juventus will face Napoli, who are leading the table, on January 13 at a hostile venue. Udinese, on the other hand, will host Bologna on January 15.
Juventus 1-0 Udinese
1-0 86th minute Danilo (Juventus)