Italian Coppa Italia
Juventus4Udinese0

Juventus 4-0 Udinese: Paulo Dybala shines in Coppa Italia victory

Paulo Dybala
Paulo Dybala has scored 11 goals in 25 games for Juventus this season

Argentine Paulo Dybala scored twice as Juventus brushed aside Udinese to reach the Coppa Italia quarter-finals.

He combined brilliantly with Gonzalo Higuain who prodded in the opener before scoring a penalty after keeper Nicolas tripped Federico Bernardeschi.

Dybala then scored with a delightful clipped shot and Douglas Costa added another from the spot after Bram Nuytinck handled in the area.

Cristiano Ronaldo withdrew from the squad after falling ill in the day.

The 34-year-old Portuguese forward picked up a sinus infection.

Meanwhile, five-time Coppa Italia winners AC Milan defeated SPAL 3-0 to book their place in the last eight.

Polish forward Krzysztof Piatek, linked with a move away from the club this January, outpaced the defence to give the home team the lead after 20 minutes.

Samuel Castillejo curled in the second just before half-time, and Theo Hernandez hammered in the third in the 66th minute. Recent signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic remained on the bench.

Wolves player Patrick Cutrone scored 11 minutes into his loan debut for Fiorentina who defeated Atalanta 2-1.

The striker slotted home from 12 yards before Josip Ilicic equalised against his old club in the 67th minute. Three minutes later Fiorentina were down to 10 men when German Pezzella received a second yellow card for diving.

However, La Viola secured victory six minutes from time when Pol Lirola fired into the bottom corner.

Line-ups

Juventus

  • 77Buffon
  • 13Danilo
  • 4de Ligt
  • 24Rugani
  • 12Lobo Silva
  • 33Bernardeschi
  • 30Bentancur
  • 25RabiotSubstituted forRamseyat 71'minutes
  • 10DybalaSubstituted forPjacaat 75'minutes
  • 21Higuaín
  • 11Douglas CostaSubstituted forJu Cuadradoat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Szczesny
  • 5Pjanic
  • 8Ramsey
  • 14Matuidi
  • 16Ju Cuadrado
  • 19Bonucci
  • 20Pjaca
  • 23Can
  • 31Pinsoglio
  • 41Coccolo

Udinese

  • 88Andrade
  • 4Opoku
  • 87De Maio
  • 17NuytinckBooked at 60mins
  • 18ter Avest
  • 72Barak
  • 11Souza SilvaSubstituted forFofanaat 76'minutes
  • 8Jajalo
  • 12SemaSubstituted forStryger Larsenat 62'minutes
  • 91TeodorczykSubstituted forLasagnaat 45'minutes
  • 30Nestorovski

Substitutes

  • 1Musso
  • 5Troost-Ekong
  • 6Fofana
  • 7Okaka
  • 10de Paul
  • 15Lasagna
  • 19Stryger Larsen
  • 27Perisan
  • 38Mandragora
  • 50Nascimiento Franca
Referee:
Gianluca Aureliano

Match Stats

Home TeamJuventusAway TeamUdinese
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home20
Away7
Shots on Target
Home8
Away1
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Wednesday 15th January 2020

Top Stories