Tuesday August 28 2012
Isla: Good luck Udinese!

Juventus midfielder Mauricio Isla has wished former club Udinese well ahead of their crunch Champions League clash with Braga tonight.

The Zebrette welcome their Portuguese opponents to the Stadio Friuli this evening with the scores level at 1-1 after the first leg of the Champions League play-off.

Isla spent five seasons in the north east before moving to Juve along with Kwadwo Asamoah this summer, and featured in the Friulani's defeat to Arsenal at the same stage of the same competition last year.

“Good luck to my former teammates for the game,” the 24-year-old Chilean said on twitter. “I hope that Udinese will be the third Italian team in the Champions League.”

A week ago Dusan Basta's header earned Francesco Guidolin's side a draw at the Estadio Municipal. Guidolin has described tonight's encounter as “the most important match of my life.”

Udinese haven’t qualified for the group stages of Europe’s premier club competition since the 2005-06 season. The game kicks off at 20.45 CET.

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