Sami Khedira celebrated the first hat-trick of his career, but was even happier Juventus beat Udinese when down to 10 men. “It was super important.”
Juventus went a goal down and had Mario Mandzukic sent off after 25 minutes, yet still won 6-2 at Udinese with a Sami Khedira hat-trick.
Juventus director Beppe Marotta admits the defence hasn’t been as “solid” as last season, but “this squad is up to the task of our objectives.”
Juventus leave out all their new signings for the must-win trip to Udinese, as they have the chance to close the gap on the top two.
Max Allegri loses Blaise Matuidi and launches Daniele Rugani against Udinese, but warns Juventus must “set aside aesthetics and get points.”
Gigi Del Neri warns Udinese are fired up and “highly-motivated” to beat Juventus on Sunday evening.
Two unbeaten sides go head-to-head this weekend, with plenty of other exciting fixtures across Serie A.
Juventus have confirmed that Stefano Sturaro and Medhi Benatia did not train with the squad on Friday.
Juventus defender Medhi Benatia will reportedly miss Sunday’s match against Udinese with a bruised ankle.
Luca Banti has been appointed to Napoli-Inter, as the Week 9 Serie A referees are announced.
The Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Milan will host the second leg of Italy’s World Cup play-off with Sweden on November 13.
Stefano Pioli believes Fiorentina’s 2-1 win over Udinese was more precious because they were “made to suffer.”
Join us for build-up and action from today’s Serie A games, including Fiorentina-Udinese, Sampdoria-Atalanta, Crotone-Torino and massive Inter-Milan.
Cyril Thereau bagged a brace against his former club, giving Fiorentina a much-needed victory over surprisingly negative Udinese.
Silvan Widmer is “happy, fired up and really want to help the team” on his Udinese comeback against Fiorentina today.
Bruno Gaspar warned Fiorentina-Udinese is “an important match” to climb back up the Serie A standings.
Fiorentina need to recover from an upset and hope Cyril Thereau can do damage to his former Udinese teammates.
Gigi Del Neri has injury problems to contend with, but wants Udinese to continue where they left off against Fiorentina.
Stefano Pioli feels Fiorentina paid for “a lack of intensity” against Chievo and demands better with Udinese in the early Sunday game.
Marco Giampaolo urged Sampdoria to put in “a solid performance” against Atalanta after their unexpected Udinese thrashing.