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Wednesday July 20 2011
Udinese batter Bordeaux

Udinese prepared for their Champions League qualifier by beating Ligue 1 outfit Bordeaux 3-1 on their own turf.

The Friulani continued their summer training with an impressive performance at the Chabane Delmas in Bordeaux.

Antonio Di Natale opened the scoring after 36 minutes thanks to one of his trademark curling free kicks.

After the break there was a goal from Thierry Doubai, the heir to Napoli-bound Gokhan Inler, who fired a right-foot strike past the Girondins goalkeeper.

Diabatè pulled one back for Bordeaux, but substitute Vydra completed the rout six minutes from time.

Even without Alexis Sanchez, who is on the verge of a transfer to Barcelona, Udinese looked to be in good shape.

Udinese: Handanovic; Benatia, Danilo, Domizzi; Basta (Surraco 65), Pinzi (Badu 70), Doubai, Asamoah, Pasquale (Karagounis 87); Abdi (Fabbrini 65); Di Natale (Vydra 65)

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