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Juventus 1-0 Udinese

Juventus's Fernando Llorente celebrates after scoring against Udinese

Fernando Llorente headed a winner in stoppage time against Udinese to send Juventus three points clear at the top of the Serie A.

Juve created few clear-cut chances during the match until the final 10 minutes when Fabio Quagliarella forced a save from Zeljko Brkic before Alan cleared Llorente's header off the line.

Llorente made no mistake with his next effort when he nodded in Stephan Lichtsteiner's attempted shot.

Juve next face Bologna on 6 December.

Despite having less possession, Udinese also created good chances with Gianluigi Buffon producing great stops to deny Andrea Lazzari and Antonio Di Natale's point-blank strike from six yards.

The win was marred slightly by an injury to Andrea Pirlo, who went off early in the game after taking a blow to his knee.

"We hope it's not twisted and is just a knock," said Juventus manager Antonio Conte.

"I want to be optimistic, he's a champion and will look to return immediately."

Earlier, second-placed Roma, who won their opening 10 league games, were held to a 1-1 draw by Atalanta.

Roma were behind early in the second half when Davide Brivio's low free-kick beat keeper Morgan De Sanctis. But the capital club rescued a point when Netherlands midfielder Kevin Strootman tapped in from six yards in stoppage time.

They have 34 points - three fewer that Juve.

Inter Milan's new owner Erick Thohir watched his side's "worst game of the season" as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Sampdoria.

Fredy Guarin gave Inter an 18th-minute lead, but were denied the victory by Renan, who scored in the 89th minute.

"In terms of the way I see football, it's the worst game my team has played this season," said Inter coach Walter Mazzarri.

"We've always taken the game to our opponents and attacked them - today though we were a bit off-colour."

Line-ups

Juventus

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Buffon
  • 20PadoinSubstituted forLichtsteinerat 58'minutes
  • 11De CeglieSubstituted forQuagliarellaat 76'minutesBooked at 77mins
  • 3Chiellini
  • 19Bonucci
  • 15Barzagli
  • 23Vidal
  • 8Marchisio
  • 10Tévez
  • 14LlorenteBooked at 45mins
  • 21PirloSubstituted forPogbaat 14'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Cáceres
  • 5Ogbonna
  • 6Pogba
  • 9Vucinic
  • 13Peluso
  • 16Motta
  • 26Lichtsteiner
  • 27Quagliarella
  • 30Storari
  • 34Rubinho

Udinese

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Brkic
  • 75HeurtauxBooked at 42mins
  • 34Antunes da Silva
  • 3Allan
  • 5Larangeira
  • 11Domizzi
  • 8Basta
  • 21Lazzari
  • 10Di Natale
  • 37PereyraSubstituted forReginaldo de Matosat 88'minutes
  • 32Bruno FernandesSubstituted forBaduat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Gomes Pereira
  • 6Bubnjic
  • 7Badu
  • 14Mlinar
  • 17López
  • 18Alves dos Santos
  • 19dos Santos Justino de Melo
  • 27Widmer
  • 30Kelava
  • 66Pinzi
  • 70Reginaldo de Matos
  • 94Zielinski
Referee:
Gianpaolo Calvarese

Match Stats

Home TeamJuventusAway TeamUdinese
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home27
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home12
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Juventus 1, Udinese 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Juventus 1, Udinese 0.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Juventus. Claudio Marchisio tries a through ball, but Fabio Quagliarella is caught offside.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Juventus 1, Udinese 0. Fernando Llorente (Juventus) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Stephan Lichtsteiner.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Fernando Llorente with a headed pass.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Andrea Barzagli.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Claudio Marchisio (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Arturo Vidal.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Fernando Llorente (Juventus) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Arturo Vidal with a cross.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Gabriel Silva.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Udinese. Maicosuel replaces Roberto Pereyra.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paul Pogba (Juventus) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Carlos Tévez with a cross following a corner.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Zeljko Brkic.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Fabio Quagliarella (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Carlos Tévez.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Carlos Tévez (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner from a direct free kick.

  15. Post update

    Arturo Vidal (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Gabriel Silva (Udinese).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Emmanuel Badu.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Fabio Quagliarella (Juventus) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Pogba.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Andrea Lazzari (Udinese) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Maurizio Domizzi.

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