UDINESE NEWS

Walter Mazzarri believes Napoli “deserved the victory” rather than a scraped point in their four-goal Udinese thriller.
Udinese President Giampaolo Pozzo blasted the “pathetic” referee for ruining their 2-2 draw with Napoli.
Edinson Cavani celebrated his late brace to earn Napoli a point in Udine, but admits “it was our fault the game was going badly.”
Edinson Cavani had a penalty saved, but scored twice in four minutes to give Napoli a thrilling 2-2 draw against 10-man Udinese.
Udinese and Napoli go head-to-head for Europe this evening, as Antonio Di Natale takes on Edinson Cavani.
Francesco Guidolin has no doubts Udinese-Napoli is a battle for Champions League qualification. “They are the third force in this tournament.”
Napoli have their showdown with Udinese on Sunday, but cannot count on Ezequiel Lavezzi or Christian Maggio.
Mehdi Benatia is likely to be out of action for the next three weeks after picking up a thigh strain in Udinese-AZ Alkmaar.
Antonio Di Natale’s Udinese take on hometown club Napoli for third place tomorrow and he looks back at their Europa League exit.
Walter Mazzarri insists the showdown with Udinese “will not be decisive” for Napoli’s Champions League qualifying hopes.
Napoli are reportedly planning a triple summer swoop for Udinese stars Mauricio Isla, Mehdi Benatia and Kwadwo Asamoah.
Udinese will now concentrate on finishing the campaign in third after being dumped out of the Europa League.
Udinese would have faced Spanish club Valencia had they progressed in the Europa League this week.
Whilst Milan and Juventus face interesting challenges in Week 28, the mouth-watering clash is between European-chasing Udinese and Napoli.
Antonio Floro Flores sees Udinese’s Europa League exit as a reminder of past defeats. “It’s the second time we’ve gone out at the Friuli.”
Francesco Guidolin feels Udinese’s entire Europa League campaign collapsed with “a distraction on one goal.”
Antonio Di Natale’s brace was not enough, as Udinese go out of the Europa League despite a 2-1 win over AZ, who had a man sent off in the opening minute and missed a penalty.
Udinese have Antonio Di Natale and Antonio Floro Flores leading the way as they try to overturn a first leg Europa League defeat to AZ Alkmaar.
Francesco Guidolin believes Udinese can end their negative streak to send AZ Alkmaar out of the Europa League tomorrow with Antonio Di Natale in the starting XI.
Udinese boss Francesco Guidolin has argued that their Europa League commitments may have been a factor in last night’s 1-0 loss to Novara.