Udinese were punished for some embarrassing defensive errors in their 4-1 defeat to Borussia Dortmund.
The Friulani have looked disjointed so far this summer under returning Coach Igor Tudor and continued the trend this evening.
Becao and Jens Stryger-Larsen both failed to clear the ball effectively, allowing a simple Thorgan Hazard tap-in from seven yards.
Ignacio Pussetto clattered into an opponent for a penalty, converted by Mario Gotze, then Antonin Barak’s ridiculously slow and predictable attempt at a cross-field pass was intercepted for a counter, finished off by Julian Weigl.
Barak was immediately hauled off by the furious Tudor, but it made little difference, as Julian Brandt was also gifted a fourth goal with a foolish back-pass.
Kevin Lasagna should’ve pulled one back after the restart, but somehow ballooned into the sky from a Stryger-Larsen assist, then Juan Musso managed to prevent a fifth goal despite Sebastien De Maio’s best efforts to give the ball away.
Heavy rainfall made it increasingly difficult to pass the ball, but Rolando Mandragora did at least get a consolation goal for Udinese with his free kick.
The conditions were so bad that the referee decided to terminate the game after 83 minutes.
Borussia Dortmund 4-1 Udinese
Hazard 6 (B), Gotze pen 20 (B), Weigl 27 (B), Brandt 44 (B), Mandragora 75 (U)
Udinese: Musso; Samir, De Maio, Becao; Pussetto, Jajalo, Fofana, Stryger-Larsen; Balic, Barak; Lasagna
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