Italian Serie A
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Juventus 2-0 Udinese

Paulo Dybala
Paulo Dybala has scored 19 goals in 32 appearances for Juventus this season

Paulo Dybala scored twice as Juventus beat Udinese to go top of Serie A.

Forward Dybala, a reported target for Manchester United, curled home a superb first-half free kick before slotting in a second just after the break from Gonzalo Higuain's ball.

Higuain had also missed a penalty after Dybala had been fouled.

The win means Juventus are top of the standings with 71 points - one ahead of Napoli, who drew 0-0 at Inter Milan later on Sunday.

'We could have relaxed after Tottenham win'

Juventus came from behind to beat Tottenham in the Champions League on Wednesday.

"After the drama of Wednesday night, there was a risk that we might have gone into this match too relaxed," Dybala said.

"Instead we showed character and experience to seal all three points.

"I'm happy to have helped the team with my goals. We're putting pressure on our rivals and we keep moving forwards. It all depends on us now."

Line-ups

Juventus

  • 23Szczesny
  • 2De Sciglio
  • 24Rugani
  • 3ChielliniBooked at 2mins
  • 22Asamoah
  • 6KhediraSubstituted forMatuidiat 63'minutes
  • 8Marchisio
  • 11Douglas CostaSubstituted forBentancurat 88'minutes
  • 10Dybala
  • 27Sturaro
  • 9HiguaínSubstituted forMandzukicat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Buffon
  • 4Benatia
  • 5Pjanic
  • 14Matuidi
  • 15Barzagli
  • 17Mandzukic
  • 21Höwedes
  • 30Bentancur
  • 32Del Favero

Udinese

  • 1Bizzarri
  • 27Widmer
  • 17Nuytinck
  • 4AngellaBooked at 19mins
  • 3Caetano de Souza Santos
  • 53Nassir Al-Tameemi
  • 72BarakSubstituted forBalicat 70'minutes
  • 85BehramiSubstituted forde Paulat 76'minutes
  • 6Fofana
  • 14Jankto
  • 20LópezSubstituted forPericaat 61'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 10de Paul
  • 11Zampano
  • 13Ingelsson
  • 18Perica
  • 21Pontisso
  • 22Scuffet
  • 23Hallfredsson
  • 25Borsellini
  • 97Pezzella
  • 99Balic
Referee:
Piero Giacomelli
Attendance:
40,300

Match Stats

Home TeamJuventusAway TeamUdinese
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home11
Away5
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Juventus 2, Udinese 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Juventus 2, Udinese 0.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Samir.

Booking

Stipe Perica (Udinese) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stipe Perica (Udinese).

Attempt missed. Stefano Sturaro (Juventus) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Rodrigo Bentancur replaces Douglas Costa.

Daniele Rugani (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gabriele Angella (Udinese).

Attempt missed. Paulo Dybala (Juventus) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Mario Mandzukic.

Attempt blocked. Jakub Jankto (Udinese) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Stipe Perica.

Attempt missed. Andrija Balic (Udinese) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Seko Fofana with a headed pass.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Albano Bizzarri.

Attempt saved. Paulo Dybala (Juventus) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Douglas Costa.

Substitution

Substitution, Udinese. Rodrigo de Paul replaces Valon Behrami.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Mario Mandzukic replaces Gonzalo Higuaín.

Corner, Udinese. Conceded by Kwadwo Asamoah.

Substitution

Substitution, Udinese. Andrija Balic replaces Antonin Barak.

Stefano Sturaro (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Valon Behrami (Udinese).

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Blaise Matuidi replaces Sami Khedira.

Hand ball by Valon Behrami (Udinese).

Substitution

Substitution, Udinese. Stipe Perica replaces Maxi López.

Foul by Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus).

Jakub Jankto (Udinese) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Sami Khedira (Juventus) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Mattia De Sciglio.

Foul by Douglas Costa (Juventus).

Samir (Udinese) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stefano Sturaro (Juventus).

Silvan Widmer (Udinese) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Offside, Udinese. Albano Bizzarri tries a through ball, but Jakub Jankto is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Juventus 2, Udinese 0. Paulo Dybala (Juventus) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Gonzalo Higuaín.

Attempt missed. Douglas Costa (Juventus) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Maxi López (Udinese).

Second Half

Second Half begins Juventus 1, Udinese 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Juventus 1, Udinese 0.

Attempt missed. Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Paulo Dybala with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Silvan Widmer.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 11th March 2018

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus27232265155071
2Napoli28224262194370
3Roma28175647232456
4Lazio28165766363053
5Inter Milan271410342212152
6AC Milan2714583830847
7Sampdoria2713594738944
8Atalanta2611873829941
9Fiorentina2710893632438
10Torino2781273635136
11Udinese27103143740-333
12Bologna28103153340-733
13Genoa2786132128-730
14Cagliari2775152543-1826
15Chievo2767142344-2125
16Crotone2766152748-2124
17Sassuolo2766151647-3124
18SPAL2859142850-2224
19Hellas Verona2764172551-2622
20Benevento2731231861-4310
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