Udinese warmed up for the Champions League clash with Arsenal by beating Sporting Lisbon on penalties.
The Friulani have a tough tie ahead of them on August 16 and 24, so are playing a series of high-profile friendlies.
They took part in the Ramon de Carranza tournament in Spain and played out a 2-2 draw with Sporting Lisbon.
Almen Abdi opened the scoring and Antonio Floro Flores thought he had won it, but Diego Rubio twice clawed them back.
It went to a penalty shoot-out and Samir Handanovic confirmed his status as a spot-kick specialist.
The Slovenian international goalkeeper saved two efforts from Diego Capel and Andre Martins, while he even converted one himself, as Udinese won 10-9 after the shoot-out.
Udinese 2-2 Sporting
Scorers: Abdi 14 (U), Rubio 48, pen 92 (S), Floro Flores 80 (U)
Udinese: Handanovic; Basta (Floro Flores 46), Ekstrand, Danilo, Piccoli; Isla (Surraco 83), Badu, Pinzi, Armero (Pasquale 65); Abdi (Fabbrini 65), Di Natale (Doubai 82)
Sporting Lisbon: Marcelo; Pereirinha, Carriço (Rodriguez 46), Polga, Turan (Andre Santos 46); Rinaudo, Schaars (Evaldo 46), André Martins; Djalo (Diego Capel 46), Jeffrén (Carrillo 75), Postiga (Diego Rubio 46)
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