Udinese- Juventus 2-1, goal: De Ligt at 42 ′, Ilija Nestorovski at 52 ′ and Fofana at 92 ′. The bianconeri have failed the first match point for the Scudetto.
A bad Juventus got Udinese reassembled and failed the first match point for the Scudetto. A victory was enough for Maurizio Sarri's team to win the tricolor three days early but it did not happen.
Most likely the Scudetto party was only postponed for a few days because Juve still maintains a comforting advantage over their pursuers as they are +6 over Atalanta and +7 over Inter and in both cases have the advantage in head-to-head clashes.
But today Juve failed, it is useless to make further excuses. Sarri's team did not convince either in the first half or in the second half because they played under the rhythm.
Despite this, Juve had still taken the lead with a De Ligt placing but in the second half Udinese grinded their game and took three points that allow them to mortgage their salvation.
First came Nestorovski's header equalizer, then Fofana's decisive goal in the 92nd minute with Juve all projected forward in desperate search for the Scudetto goal.
The Udinese midfielder made De Ligt look bad as he passed him with a tunnel before beating Szczesny with an unstoppable low shot.
Now Juve must wait for Sunday evening to celebrate when their opponent will be a Sampdoria that has nothing more to ask of this championship.
Juve collapses in Udine, Fofana's goal was decisive in the 92nd minute.
Sarri's Juventus is played for the championship with Szczesny – Danilo, Rugani, De Ligt, Alex Sandro – Rabiot, Bentancur, Ramsey – Bernardeschi, Dybala, Ronaldo. Available: Buffon, Pinsoglio, Cuadrado, Coccolo, Demiral, Pjanic, Matuidi, Muratore, Douglas Costa, Olivieri, Vrioni, Zanimacchia.
Udinese tries to put a spoke in the wheel with Musso – Becao, Ekong, Nuytinck – ter Avest, Fofana, de Paul, Sema, Zeegelaar – Okaka, Nestorovski. Available: Nicolas, Perisan, Samir, De Maio, Mazzolo, Larsen, Ballarini, Palumbo, Lirussi, Lasagna, Oviszach, Compagnon.
Udinese close to scoring in the eighth minute. Sema's cross from the left was awkwardly deflected by Danilo and landed on the post with Szczesny beaten. The Brazilian came close to what would have been a resounding own goal.
Juventus response at 14 '. Lightning of Dybala. The great goal of the Argentine was prodigiously rejected by Musso. First acute of Cristiano Ronaldo at 26 '.
The Portuguese went to the shot from the trocar field, his shot did not frame the mirror of the goal defended by Musso but came out by a whisker. Juventus ahead in the 42nd minute with De Ligt. The Dutch jewel got a shot from outside the penalty area that went into the bottom left corner.
The first half ended with Juventus ahead of a goal over Udinese. A victory would give Sarri's team the ninth consecutive championship.
Udinese draw in the 52nd minute. Ilija Nestorovski's winning header from the center of the box is aimed at the bottom left corner. The author of the cross was Sema.
Juventus close to overtaking at 64 'with Dybala. The Argentine striker gets rid of two opponents and shoots at the net but Musso is good at blocking his shot on the ground.
With Juve all ahead in search of the Scudetto goal, Udinese is celebrating with Fofana. The Friulian midfielder started on the counterattack, overcame De Ligt with a tunnel and beat Szczesny with an unstoppable low shot.
It's over, Juve crashed in Udine and postponed the Scudetto party. The hosts have mortgaged salvation thanks to this comeback success.
Source: Blitz Quotidiano