Italian Serie A

Juventus 0-1 Udinese

Paul Pogba, Cyril Thereau
Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, right, was linked with both Manchester City and Barcelona during the summer

Italian champions Juventus suffered a surprise defeat to Udinese in their opening match of the season in Serie A.

Juve won the title by 17 points last season while Udinese spent the majority of last season battling against relegation before finishing 16th.

The Turin club dominated the match but Cyril Thereau struck for Udinese 12 minutes from time to secure the points.

In 40 previous matches on the opening day of the Serie A season Juventus had lost only once, away to Bari in 2010.

On Saturday, former Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko made his debut for Roma as they fought back from a goal down to draw 1-1 at Verona.

Bosko Jankovic beat Arsenal loanee Wojciech Szczesny to put Verona ahead but Alessandro Florenzi levelled with a long-range strike.

Roma's city rivals Lazio began their campaign with a 2-1 win over Bologna at the Stadio Olimpico.



Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Buffon
  • 15Barzagli
  • 19Bonucci
  • 3Chiellini
  • 26LichtsteinerSubstituted forIslaat 81'minutes
  • 37PereyraSubstituted forLlorenteat 79'minutes
  • 20PadoinBooked at 39mins
  • 10Pogba
  • 33Evra
  • 17Mandzukic
  • 11ComanSubstituted forDybalaat 65'minutes


  • 2Isla
  • 4Cáceres
  • 7Zaza
  • 12Lobo Silva
  • 14Llorente
  • 21Dybala
  • 24Rugani
  • 25Murara Neto
  • 27Sturaro
  • 34Rubinho
  • 40Vitale


Formation 3-5-2

  • 31Karnezis
  • 75HeurtauxBooked at 35mins
  • 5Larangeira
  • 89PirisBooked at 14mins
  • 21Andrade dos Santos
  • 7BaduSubstituted forKoneat 53'minutes
  • 16Iturra
  • 8Bruno Fernandes
  • 53Nassir Al-TameemiBooked at 80minsSubstituted forWidmerat 86'minutes
  • 77Théréau
  • 10Di NataleSubstituted forZapataat 66'minutes


  • 3Piccoli
  • 9Zapata
  • 11Domizzi
  • 18Perica
  • 26Pasquale
  • 27Widmer
  • 33Kone
  • 40Perisan
  • 52Merkel
  • 66Pinzi
  • 74Aguirre
  • 97Meret
Paolo Silvio Mazzoleni

Match Stats

Home TeamJuventusAway TeamUdinese
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Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Juventus 0, Udinese 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Juventus 0, Udinese 1.

  3. Post update

    Paulo Dybala (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Bruno Fernandes (Udinese).

  5. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  6. Post update

    Delay in match (Juventus).

  7. Post update

    Paulo Dybala (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Panagiotis Kone (Udinese).

  9. Post update

    Corner, Udinese. Conceded by Gianluigi Buffon.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Silvan Widmer (Udinese) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Cyril Théréau.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Panagiotis Kone (Udinese).

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Duván Zapata (Udinese) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Bruno Fernandes.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Bruno Fernandes.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mario Mandzukic (Juventus) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Paulo Dybala with a cross.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Udinese. Silvan Widmer replaces Ali Adnan because of an injury.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Mauricio Isla.

  18. Post update

    Andrea Barzagli (Juventus) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Duván Zapata (Udinese).

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Duván Zapata (Udinese) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 23rd August 2015

  • JuventusJuventus0UdineseUdinese1
  • EmpoliEmpoli1ChievoChievo3
  • FiorentinaFiorentina2AC MilanAC Milan0
  • FrosinoneFrosinone1TorinoTorino2
  • Inter MilanInter Milan1AtalantaAtalanta0
  • PalermoPalermo1GenoaGenoa0
  • SampdoriaSampdoria5CarpiCarpi2
  • SassuoloSassuolo2NapoliNapoli1

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