NEWS
Tuesday July 14 2015
Udinese stall Schalke

Antonio Di Natale and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar were on target as Udinese held Schalke 04 in a pre-season friendly.

The two clubs met in Klagenfurt with new Friulani boss Stefano Colantuono at the helm.

Edenilson wasted a golden early opportunity for the Italians, while Huntelaar almost made the most of a Simone Scuffet error and a last-ditch tackle stopped Leon Goretzka from scoring.

Huntelaar was already in great shape and hit the crossbar with a free kick from 25 metres, moments later breaking the deadlock on Goretzka’s cross.

After the break Cyril Thereau fired straight at the goalkeeper and Romo flew to parry a screamer from Eric-Maxim Chupo-Moting.

It was veteran Di Natale who got Udinese back on track, curling in directly from a free kick.

Goalkeeper Romo was again decisive late on to deny Lochman.

Udinese 1-1 Schalke

Scorers: Huntelaar 37 (S), Di Natale 80 (U)

Schalke: Fährmann (Schilder 86); Caicara (Koseler 70), Neustädter (Friedrich 70), Matip (Ayhan 70), Kolasinac (Göcer 70); Goretzka (Sobottka 70), Höger (Köhler 70), Aogo (Pick 70), Draxler (Lohmar 70); Huntelaar (Platte 70), Choupo-Moting (Schröter 70)
Udinese: Scuffet (Romo 46); Heurtaux (Wague 46), Danilo, Domizzi (Bubnjic 46); Edenilson (Faraoni 46), Bruno Fernandes (Merkel 62), Guilherme (Bruno 46), Hallberg (Verre 46), Pasquale (Silva 46); Thereau (Di Natale 62), Perica (Aguirre 46)

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