Udinese vs Juventus: Bianconeri come from behind to beat Old Lady 2-1

Udinese vs Juventus: Bianconeri come from behind to beat Old Lady 2-1

- Udinese vs Juventus Italian League clash ended in tears for Maurizio Sarri's men

- The Old Lady squandered their one-goal lead at the end of the game

- Juve remain top of the log with 80 points after 35 league matches this campaign

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Two second-half goals from Ilija Nestorovski and Seko Fofana were all Udinese needed to come from behind and beat Serie A leaders Juventus in a tough encounter at Dacia Arena.

The Old Lady squandered their chance to be crowned champions after the meeting following their failure to hold on to their lead from the first half.

Dutch youngster Matthijs de Ligt powered the visitors ahead with a thunderous shot from 25 yards out barely three minutes to the end of the opening half.

The former Ajax defender took advantage of a poor clearance from Nigerian star William Troost-Ekong before firing an unstoppable shot which went straight into Juan Musso's net.

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And Maurizio Sarri's men were in charge of the game for the rest of the opening half with a goal advantage over their hosts.

However, it took the home team just seven minutes to restore parity in the game after Nestorovski's superb flying header put them right back in the game.

They matched Juve strength for strength since they got the equaliser and even tried to silence their talisman Cristiano Ronaldo all through the game.

Paulo Dybala had flashes but his efforts were deliberately off-target while time was ticking for the away team.

Udinese vs Juventus: Bianconeri come from behind to beat Old Lady 2-1

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Udinese took the lead for the very first time in the game in the added minutes of the second half with a beautiful solo run from Fofana.

The 25-year-old broke an attacking play from Juve in the midfield and made a run all the way to the opponent's danger zone and still had time to dribble one of their defenders before finally grabbing the winner for his side.

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This however means that the Old Lady's coronation as the Italian League champions has been postponed as they currently sit atop of the table with 80 points after 35 matches.

Atalanta are next with 74 points while Antonio Conte's Inter Milan occupy the third position with 73 points.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo's brace were all Juventus needed to overcome stubborn Lazio in their 2-1 win at the Allianz Stadium.

The 35-year-old put the Old Lady handed the Old Lady the lead through the spot in the 51st minute after his initial shot was blocked just at the edge of the danger zone.

He doubled his side's lead and at the same time completed his double in the game barely three minutes later with a simple tap in.

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