Saturday September 8 2012
Udinese draw Croatian friendly

Paulo Vitor Barreto was on target in Udinese’s 1-1 friendly test with Croatian team Rijeka this afternoon.

As there is a break for international duty, the Friulani played a friendly on their home turf without Mehdi Benatia, Antonio Di Natale and Luis Muriel.

Barreto is on the road to recovery from a series of injuries and went close early on from a Maicosuel assist, while Andrea Lazzari also forced a save.

The Brazilian did get the goal after 25 minutes when a shot was parried into his path for the tap-in.

Rijeka equalised after the break with Benko’s diving header, highlighting a big distraction in the Udinese defence.

New signing Mathias Ranegie was given his debut and Gabriele Angella needed a goalline clearance to keep the stalemate.

See the latest Serie A predictions and betting tips with