Italian Serie A
Udinese0Juventus2

Udinese 0-2 Juventus

Juventus celebrate their opening goal

Juventus took another step towards the Italian league title with a comfortable win at Udinese.

Sebastian Giovinco scored a superb early opener, turning smartly on the edge of the area before curling home.

Fernando Llorente stabbed home the second in a crowded penalty area to ease the visitors into a lead that was never seriously threatened.

Chasing a hat-trick of Serie A titles, Juventus are eight points clear of Roma, with only five games remaining.

Giovinco was selected in place of the rested Carlos Tevez and came close to netting a second when he fired against a post midway through the second half.

Juventus eased off after that, although Udinese barely created a chance of note until Luis Muriel's injury-time shot beat Gianluigi Buffon but bounced back off the post.

The result means Juventus will render their top-of-the-table clash with Roma on 9 May meaningless if they win their next three matches.

Line-ups

Udinese

  • 22Scuffet
  • 8Basta
  • 34Antunes da Silva
  • 11Domizzi
  • 5Larangeira
  • 75HeurtauxBooked at 60mins
  • 37Pereyra
  • 20YebdaSubstituted forMurielat 70'minutes
  • 10Di NataleSubstituted forLópezat 79'minutes
  • 32Fernandes
  • 3Marques Loureiro

Substitutes

  • 1Brkic
  • 4Gomes Pereira
  • 6Bubnjic
  • 9Muriel
  • 14Mlinar
  • 17López
  • 18Alves dos Santos
  • 27Widmer
  • 66Pinzi
  • 70Reginaldo de Matos
  • 94Zielinski
  • 99Benussi

Juventus

  • 1Buffon
  • 26LichtsteinerBooked at 75minsSubstituted forIslaat 75'minutes
  • 22Asamoah
  • 3Chiellini
  • 5OgbonnaBooked at 54mins
  • 4Cáceres
  • 6Pogba
  • 8Marchisio
  • 12GiovincoSubstituted forVucinicat 82'minutes
  • 14LlorenteSubstituted forOsvaldoat 85'minutes
  • 21Pirlo

Substitutes

  • 9Vucinic
  • 10Tévez
  • 13Peluso
  • 18Osvaldo
  • 19Bonucci
  • 20Padoin
  • 23Vidal
  • 27Quagliarella
  • 30Storari
  • 33Isla
  • 34Rubinho
Referee:
Nicola Rizzoli

Match Stats

Home TeamUdineseAway TeamJuventus
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home12
Away11
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Udinese 0, Juventus 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Udinese 0, Juventus 2.

Martín Cáceres (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luis Muriel (Udinese).

Foul by Mirko Vucinic (Juventus).

Allan (Udinese) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Offside, Udinese. Bruno Fernandes tries a through ball, but Roberto Pereyra is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Bruno Fernandes (Udinese) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Luis Muriel (Udinese) hits the right post with a left footed shot from the left side of the box. Assisted by Nico López with a through ball.

Attempt missed. Danilo (Udinese) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Nico López following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Bruno Fernandes (Udinese) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Gabriel Silva.

Corner, Udinese. Conceded by Mauricio Isla.

Attempt missed. Bruno Fernandes (Udinese) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Luis Muriel following a corner.

Corner, Udinese. Conceded by Gianluigi Buffon.

Attempt saved. Maurizio Domizzi (Udinese) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Mirko Vucinic (Juventus).

Maurizio Domizzi (Udinese) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Pablo Daniel Osvaldo replaces Fernando Llorente.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Mirko Vucinic replaces Sebastian Giovinco because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Sebastian Giovinco (Juventus) because of an injury.

Angelo Ogbonna (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nico López (Udinese).

Substitution

Substitution, Udinese. Nico López replaces Antonio Di Natale.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Mauricio Isla replaces Stephan Lichtsteiner.

Booking

Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Sebastian Giovinco (Juventus).

Bruno Fernandes (Udinese) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Juventus. Paul Pogba tries a through ball, but Fernando Llorente is caught offside.

Fernando Llorente (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danilo (Udinese).

Substitution

Substitution, Udinese. Luis Muriel replaces Hassan Yebda.

Sebastian Giovinco (Juventus) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the left side of the box. Assisted by Giorgio Chiellini.

Attempt blocked. Fernando Llorente (Juventus) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Claudio Marchisio.

Attempt missed. Fernando Llorente (Juventus) header from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by Sebastian Giovinco with a cross.

Foul by Allan (Udinese).

Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Hassan Yebda (Udinese) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paul Pogba (Juventus).

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Maurizio Domizzi.

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