UDINESE NEWS

Stefano Pioli has challenged his players to bring Milan “back to where they’ve always been” and continue to “improve our position” in Serie A.
The referees for Serie A week 21 have been announced, and Gianpaolo Calvarese has been given the derby match between Roma and Lazio.
Udinese defender Nicolas Opoku has agreed terms for an 18-month loan with option to buy at Amiens SC, claims L’Equipe.
Milan directors Paolo Maldini and Zvonimir Boban have met with the agent of Udinese star Rodrigo De Paul, states an Italian report.
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s six Serie A games, including Milan-Udinese, Lecce-Inter, Genoa-Roma and Juventus-Parma.
Udinese coach Luca Gotti regrets his side not taking their chances, but was happy with their performance against Milan. “ It was beautiful to see our attitude on the pitch.”
Stefano Pioli explains why he thought Ante Rebic could change Milan against Udinese, while Theo Hernandez “can become one of the best in the world.”
Ante Rebic hopes his brace off the bench to give Milan a 3-2 victory over Udinese can get him more playing time. “Finally I proved what I can do.”
Ante Rebic completed his brace with the last kick of the game, as Milan snatched a dramatic, twisting and turning 3-2 victory over Udinese.
Ricky Massara insists Milan “have no further transfers planned, but we’ll see if there are opportunities to reinforce the team further.”
Rafael Leao thanked Milan teammate Zlatan Ibrahimovic for his guidance as they take on Udinese. “He’s giving me a great deal of advice.”
Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Rafael Leao lead Milan out against Rodrigo De Paul’s Udinese, but changes are forced in defence and midfield.
Udinese coach Luca Gotti says Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a leader ahead of their clash with Milan. “He brings a specific presence to a team.”
Stefano Pioli called Zlatan Ibrahimovic “a manna from heaven” who is getting his Milan teammates to fully commit as they host Udinese.
Milan are without Hakan Calhanoglu, Davide Calabria or Mateo Musacchio against Udinese, while Gianluigi Donnarumma needs a fitness test.
The changes to the Serie A fixture list have been announced from Week 23 to 30, including Inter-Milan, Lazio-Inter, Juventus-Inter, Milan-Roma, Napoli-Roma and the Turin Derby.
Sassuolo boss Roberto De Zerbi states the winter break can’t be used as an alibi for their problems. “Last year’s issues are still here in 2020.”
Fabrizio Pasqua will officiate Napoli-Fiorentina this weekend, while Piero Giacomelli is assigned to Lecce-Inter and Marco Di Bello has Juventus-Parma.
Maurizio Sarri said the Gonzalo Higuain duet with Paulo Dybala was “worth the ticket price, a goal of rare beauty” for Juventus, but won’t call it Sarriball.
Gonzalo Higuain is relishing his Juventus partnership with Paulo Dybala after their wondergoal against Udinese. “It’s always a pleasure to play with great talents.”