Andrea Sottil's team lives a dream, installed at the top of the table at the expense of the Napoli, Atalanta and Milan markers. In any case, the m
Andrea Sottil’s team lives a dream, installed at the top of the table at the expense of the Napoli, Atalanta and Milan markers. In any case, the moment is unparalleled for a team that in recent years was more concerned about not falling from the category than from European sights.
Now, with the comeback against Inter, Udinese has five wins in a row. The best streak this year in Serie A, apparently more open than ever.
Much has had to do with it Deulofeo that has given the team its good time. Distanced from the individualism of yesteryear, he has become a determining footballer, generator of dangerous actions. Two of his centers gave the victory to the locals.
Local happiness dealt a blow to the Milanese team. Irregular in his journey, he has not linked two wins in a row since the start of the season. He lost a good opportunity at the Dacia Arena to rejoin the race for the lead.
Inzaghi did not think of leaving Udine empty when he took the lead in a game that seemed marked by the early lead. A foul on the edge of the box by Nehuen Perez led to a perfectly executed free kick for Nicolo Barella. An impossible shot to the top corner for Marco Silvestri.
Simone Inzaghi’s team did not settle despite the advantage. It got mixed up before the local reaction that looked for the tie. It is part of the character that Andrea Sottil has impregnated in Udinese and that has a lot to do with his good run.
He was able to correct the situation without too much delay and in a lateral free kick taken by the Argentine Roberto Pereyra, the ball bounced off the Slovakian defender Milan Skriniar and reached the net.
Inzaghi did not like the situation and after half an hour he established a double substitution: Alessandro Bastoni and Henrikh Mikhitaryan left the field replaced by Federico Dimarco and Roberto Gagliardini.
Edin Dzeko, just a minute later, was able to put the visitors ahead but his header narrowly missed. Inter had a different air in the second half, with more speed, more determined, with direct football.
But on the prowl was Udine, waiting for moments for the counterattack. Like Sandi Lovric’s steal and run that was aiming for a goal. The shot, hit the post, was deflected by goalkeeper Samir Hadanovic. It was a warning.
Another was a shot at the post by Deulofeu that provided two key assists for the victory. First, in a corner that Jaka Bijol finished off with a header, five minutes from the end. And the sentence, with Inter thrown desperately, in a pass to the area that the German Tolgay Arslan finished off to bring euphoria to the stands of the Dacia Arena.
3 – Udinese: Marco silvestri; Rodrigo Becao, Jaka Bijol, Nehuen Pérez; Roberto Pereyra (Kingsley Ehizibue, m.69), Sandi Lovric (Tolgay Arslan, m.79), Walace, Jean-Victor Makengo (Lazar Samardzic, m.61), Iyenoma Destiny Udogie (Enzo Ebosse, m.79); Gerard Deulofeu and Beto (Isaac Success, m.69).
1 – Inter: Samir Hadanovic; Milan Skriniar, Francesco Acerbi (Stefan de Vrij, m.79), Alessandro Bastoni (Federico Dimarco, m.31); Denzel Dumfries, Nicolo Barella, Marcelo Brozovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Roberto Gagliardini, m.31), Matteo Darmian (Danilo D’Ambrosio, m.67); Edin Dzeko (Joaquín Correa, m.68) and Laurato Martínez.
Goals: 0-1, m.5 Nicolo Barella. 1-1, m.22: Milan Skriniar own goal; 2-1, m.85: Jaka Bijol; 3-1, m.93 Tolgay Arslan.
Referee: Paolo Valeri (Italy). Showed yellow card to Alessandro Bastoni, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Matteo Darmian and Marcelo Brozovic, from Inter and Roberto Pereyra, Rodrigo Becao and Destiny Udogi, from Udinese
Incidents: match of the seventh day of Serie A played at the Friuli stadium, Dacia Arena in Udine.