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Serie A: Udinese 0-2 Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo
Ronaldo scored his fourth goal of the season for Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brilliant goal as Juventus maintained their 100% winning start by beating Udinese.

It comes during a week in which the Portugal forward "firmly" denied rape allegations.

Rodrigo Bentancur had headed in the opener for Serie A champions Juve, while Antonin Barak struck the foot of the post for the home side.

Udinese goalkeeper Simone Scuffet made a series of saves, the best of which was to keep out Joao Cancelo's effort.

Juve make it eight out of eight

The victory means Massimiliano Allegri's Juve side have eight wins out of eight in the league this season.

Ronaldo returned to the starting line-up after missing the 3-0 Champions League win over Young Boys in midweek through suspension.

He was heavily involved in his side's attacking play, and had headed one chance over the bar before netting Juventus' second goal with a crisp finish into the far corner from Mario Mandzukic's lay off.

In the second half, he had two low strikes kept out by the excellent Scuffet, who also dived sharply low to his right to deny Federico Bernardeschi after the substitute was set up by Ronaldo.

Juve are back in action after the international break at home to Genoa.

How the week unfolded:

  • Tuesday: Police in Las Vegas announce they have reopened a sexual assault investigation from 2009 at the request of Kathryn Mayorga who has alleged she was raped by Ronaldo.
  • Wednesday: Ronaldo tweets to say he "firmly denies the accusations" and that he awaits "with tranquillity the results of any and all investigations".
  • Thursday: Ronaldo is not named in the Portugal squad for October's internationals. Sponsor Nike says it is "deeply concerned" by the rape allegations. Juve tweet to say Ronaldo has shown "great professionalism".

Line-ups

Udinese

  • 22Scuffet
  • 19Stryger Larsen
  • 5Troost-Ekong
  • 17Nuytinck
  • 3Caetano de Souza SantosBooked at 79mins
  • 11BehramiSubstituted forPussettoat 62'minutes
  • 72BarakSubstituted forTeodorczykat 75'minutes
  • 6Fofana
  • 38Mandragora
  • 10de PaulBooked at 50mins
  • 15LasagnaBooked at 82minsSubstituted forDos Reis Pereira Vizeu Do Carmoat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Musso
  • 2Wagué
  • 4Opoku
  • 7Pezzella
  • 9Dos Reis Pereira Vizeu Do Carmo
  • 16Machís
  • 18ter Avest
  • 21Pontisso
  • 23Pussetto
  • 77D'Alessandro
  • 88Andrade
  • 91Teodorczyk

Juventus

  • 1Szczesny
  • 20Cancelo
  • 19Bonucci
  • 3Chiellini
  • 12Lobo Silva
  • 30Bentancur
  • 5PjanicSubstituted forBarzagliat 89'minutes
  • 14MatuidiSubstituted forCanat 45'minutes
  • 10DybalaSubstituted forBernardeschiat 66'minutes
  • 17MandzukicBooked at 90mins
  • 7Cristiano Ronaldo

Substitutes

  • 2De Sciglio
  • 4Benatia
  • 15Barzagli
  • 16Ju Cuadrado
  • 18Kean
  • 21Pinsoglio
  • 22Perin
  • 23Can
  • 33Bernardeschi
Referee:
Rosario Abisso
Attendance:
25,021

Match Stats

Home TeamUdineseAway TeamJuventus
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home9
Away21
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home14
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Udinese 0, Juventus 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Udinese 0, Juventus 2.

Booking

Mario Mandzukic (Juventus) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Mario Mandzukic (Juventus).

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

Foul by Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus).

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

Foul by Mario Mandzukic (Juventus).

Samir (Udinese) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Rodrigo Bentancur (Juventus) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Bram Nuytinck (Udinese).

Attempt saved. Rodrigo de Paul (Udinese) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Jens Stryger Larsen.

Hand ball by Mario Mandzukic (Juventus).

Attempt blocked. Jens Stryger Larsen (Udinese) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Rodrigo de Paul.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Andrea Barzagli replaces Miralem Pjanic.

Attempt blocked. Federico Bernardeschi (Juventus) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by João Cancelo.

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

Foul by Lukasz Teodorczyk (Udinese).

Substitution

Substitution, Udinese. Felipe Vizeu replaces Kevin Lasagna.

Attempt missed. Emre Can (Juventus) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. João Cancelo (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Miralem Pjanic.

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

Foul by Lukasz Teodorczyk (Udinese).

Booking

Kevin Lasagna (Udinese) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Rodrigo Bentancur (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kevin Lasagna (Udinese).

Attempt blocked. Kevin Lasagna (Udinese) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ignacio Pussetto.

Foul by Emre Can (Juventus).

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

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Rodrigo de Paul.

Booking

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

Federico Bernardeschi (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Samir (Udinese).

Corner, Udinese. Conceded by Giorgio Chiellini.

Attempt missed. Mario Mandzukic (Juventus) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Federico Bernardeschi (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by João Cancelo.

Substitution

Substitution, Udinese. Lukasz Teodorczyk replaces Antonin Barak.

Hand ball by Ignacio Pussetto (Udinese).

Attempt saved. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mario Mandzukic.

Attempt saved. Ignacio Pussetto (Udinese) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Rodrigo de Paul.

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 6th October 2018

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus88001851324
2Napoli75021310315
3Roma84221610614
4Fiorentina7412145913
5Inter Milan7412105513
6Sassuolo74121512313
7Genoa64021111012
8Lazio7403109112
9Torino833299012
10Sampdoria7322114711
11Parma731378-110
12AC Milan623112939
13SPAL730458-39
14Cagliari823369-39
15Udinese8224810-28
16Bologna8215410-67
17Atalanta7133910-16
18Empoli8125510-55
19Frosinone8017321-181
20Chievo7025516-11-1
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