Sunday August 5 2012
Udinese peg back Schalke

Udinese continue to stutter in pre-season, although they held Schalke 04 to a creditable draw today.

The Friulani have had problems settling with many new players and are just weeks away from the Champions League preliminary round.

At least they ended the run of defeats by holding Schalke to a 0-0 draw in Klagenfurt this evening, especially as Luis Muriel and Antonio Di Natale were absent.

Instead, Odion Ighalo and new Brazilian Maicosuel were used in attack for a 3-5-1-1 system.

Jefferson Farfan had a shot charged down and another free kick parried, while Hildebrand denied a Maicosuel screamer.

Schalke 0-0 Udinese

Udinese: Brkic; Benatia, Danilo, Domizzi; Basta, Allan (Badu 73), Willians (Faraoni 46), Pinzi (Battocchio 88), Armero; Maicosuel (Fabbrini 67); Ighalo (Pereyra 46)
Schalke 04: Hildebrand; Uchida, Papadopoulos (Matip 60), Howedes (Metzelder 73), Fuchs (Huntelaar 60); Hoger (Barnetta 46), Neustadter; Farfan (Jones 60), Holtby (Kolasinac 60), Draxler; Pukki

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