Saturday July 23 2011
Udinese stun Olympique Marseille

Antonio Di Natale was on target again with a fantastic lob as Udinese earned an impressive friendly win against Olympique Marseille.

The Friulani continue their preparations for the Champions League preliminary round, having beaten Bordeaux on their own turf earlier this week.

Francesco Guidolin’s side lifted the Kopa Baiona trophy and took the lead after 31 minutes when Diego Fabbrini pounced on the rebound from Di Natale’s shot off the post.

After the break Marseille pushed harder and drew level thanks to 19-year-old substitute Chris Gadi.

However, Udinese held out under pressure and netted the winner on the counter-attack with a splendid Di Natale lob.

The Italians tested out a 4-3-3 system during the final stages of the game and were fortunate to avoid a late equaliser when Remy nodded on to the crossbar.


Olympique Marseille 1-2 Udinese

Scorers: Fabbrini 31 (U), Gadi 50 (M), Di Natale 68 (U)

Marseille: Bracigliano (Andrade 46); Azpilicueta, Fanni (Abow 65), Nkoulou, Sabo (Remy 77); Lucho Gonzalez (Amalfitano 65), Cissè, Kaborè; Abriel (A Ayew 77), J Ayew, Onrani (Gadi 46)
Udinese: Handanovic; Basta, Benatia, Danilo, Domizzi; Surraco (Pasquale 62), Doubai, Asamoah, Fabbrini (Badu 71); Abdi; Di Natale (Denis 71)