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Monday December 4 2017
Line-ups: Crotone-Udinese

Maxi Lopez returns to lead the line for Udinese, as they look to make up for back-to-back Serie A defeats at Crotone.

The Argentinian striker didn’t play in the 1-0 defeat to Napoli in Week 14, but his four goals in the Coppa Italia against Perugia appear to have convinced Massimo Oddo.

The hosts go with a 4-4-2 shape, with Aleksandar Tonev and Marcello Trotta leading the line.

Marco Tumminello, Oliver Kragl and Ante Budimir are all unavailable, as the Squali seek to avoid a fourth Serie A defeat in a row.

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Thursday November 30 2017
Coppa: Udinese win 8-3 thriller

Udinese swept through to the Coppa Italia Round of 16 against Napoli after a truly spectacular 8-3 victory over Serie B outfit Perugia.

It was Coach Massimo Oddo’s first win at the helm, having replaced Gigi Del Neri for the 1-0 Serie A loss to Napoli on Sunday.

Neutrals were certainly not left bored at the Dacia Arena, as the two teams traded blows and goals, including four for Maxi Lopez.

Danilo’s header had opened the scoring and Maxi Lopez converted two penalties, while Kevin Lasagna turned in a left-foot strike.

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Tuesday November 21 2017
Oddo: ‘Udinese have potential’

Massimo Oddo assures Udinese have “good potential” but warns their poor form wasn’t just down to Luigi Del Neri.

The Zebrette sacked their Coach earlier today, bringing in the former Pescara boss to replace him, and the new Coach spoke in a Press conference this afternoon.

“I thank the club for the opportunity, and also Mr Del Neri,” Oddo began by saying.

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Saturday October 28 2017
Maxi Lopez sues Wanda Nara

Wanda Nara, Inter striker Mauro Icardi's wife, is being sued by her ex-husband – Udinese forward Maxi Lopez – for publishing his phone number online.

The pair went through a bitter divorce after she started dating and eventually married Icardi, who had been Maxi Lopez’s friend and teammate at Sampdoria.

Now Maxi Lopez has taken legal action against Wanda, claiming she published his phone number and other personal details on Twitter and Facebook as an act of “revenge” and to “damage” his reputation.

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Monday October 9 2017
Lopez: ‘I’ll meet Icardi’

Maxi Lopez says he’ll meet Mauro Icardi one day but “it doesn’t keep me up at night”.

The pair were teammates at Sampdoria, but fell out when Lopez’s ex-wife Wanda Nara began a relationship with the now Inter captain.

Now at Udinese, the veteran has continually refused to shake Icardi’s hand before matches, but he’s said he will meet with his former friend one day.

“I’ve never given too much weight to this issue,” Lopez told Messaggero Veneto when asked about Wanda.

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Monday October 2 2017
Serie A Team of Week 7

With Napoli sitting solo at the summit of Serie A, Dave Taylor selects his best XI from Week 7’s action.

Antonio Mirante [Bologna]

The former Italian international won the points for the visitors, especially in the second half when he pulled off a miracle save from Andrey Galabinov. He then made a brilliant double stop first from Raffaele Palladino then a Miguel Veloso rocket. Brilliant.

Kalidou Koulibaly [Napoli]

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Saturday September 30 2017
Udinese end Sampdoria run

Udinese ended their crisis with a 4-0 result, including two penalties, and inflicted the first defeat of the season on 10-man Sampdoria.

The Blucerchiati had been one of only four teams still unbeaten in Serie A, albeit with a game in hand, and fresh from defeating Milan 2-0.

However, they paid for some costly first half errors at the Dacia arena, as Christian Puggioni rushed off his line to clatter Maxi Lopez from behind, prompting a Rodrigo De Paul penalty.

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Monday September 4 2017
‘Italy wanted Icardi, Maxi Lopez…’

Wanda Nara reveals Italy “tried to call up Mauro Icardi 2-3 times” and insists there was no love triangle with Maxi Lopez. “He cheated…”

Icardi’s Italian heritage saw him linked to the Azzurri in the past, while much was made of how Nara’s relationship with Icardi came to light, given she is the former wife of Maxi – the striker’s teammate when they played for Sampdoria.

“Italy? Yes, the Italian national team tried to call him up Icardi 2-3 times, but he always refused,” she continued to Telefe.

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Saturday September 2 2017
Maxi Lopez follows Udinese tradition

Maxi Lopez hopes he can “follow in the footsteps of many high-scoring centre-forwards at Udinese” and chooses a special jersey.

The veteran striker is well-travelled and made the move from Torino to the Dacia Arena on deadline day, with Cyril Thereau going to Fiorentina.

“I am 33 years old, but I have the enthusiasm of a kid,” assured the Argentine in his Press conference.

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Thursday August 31 2017
Official: Udinese sign Maxi Lopez

Udinese have confirmed the signing of Maxi Lopez from Torino - “he’s the missing piece of the puzzle”.

The Argentinian striker’s contract has been deposited with the Lega Serie A, and sporting director Manuel Gerolin commented on the deal to the Zebrette’s official website.

“I consider the Lopez deal to be the final piece of the puzzle,” Gerolin said.

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