Paulo Vitor Barreto was on target in Udinese’s 1-1 friendly test with Croatian team Rijeka this afternoon.
As there is a break for international duty, the Friulani played a friendly on their home turf without Mehdi Benatia, Antonio Di Natale and Luis Muriel.
Barreto is on the road to recovery from a series of injuries and went close early on from a Maicosuel assist, while Andrea Lazzari also forced a save.
The Brazilian did get the goal after 25 minutes when a shot was parried into his path for the tap-in.
Rijeka equalised after the break with Benko’s diving header, highlighting a big distraction in the Udinese defence.
New signing Mathias Ranegie was given his debut and Gabriele Angella needed a goalline clearance to keep the stalemate.