By: AP |
Revealed: July 24, 2020 9:19:44 am
Udinese’s Ilija Nestorovski, left, celebrates together with his teammate Stefano Okaka after scoring his facet’s first aim throughout a Serie A soccer match between Udinese and Juventus, in Udine, Italy, Thursday, July 23, 2020. (Andrea Bessanutti/LaPresse through AP)
Juventus missed an opportunity to clinch a record-extending ninth straight Italian league title because it misplaced 2-1 at relegation-threatened Udinese on Thursday.
Ilija Nestorovski cancelled out Matthijs de Ligt’s opener and Seko Fofana grabbed the winner in second-half stoppage time to maintain Juve’s celebrations on ice.
“We misplaced order, even after the draw, as a result of we wished to win in any respect prices,” Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri mentioned. “On this method, we took the sport to a harmful degree, and after the 90th minute, we misplaced it.”
Juventus remained six factors away from second-place Atalanta and might safe the title with a win over Sampdoria on Sunday.
It may even be topped earlier if Atalanta loses at AC Milan on Friday and Inter fails to win at Genoa on Saturday.
“On this interval we’re bodily and mentally drained, and it’s a drawback frequent to all,” Sarri mentioned. “For that reason, being aggressive is one thing extra tiring and, due to this fact, now what issues most is order … It’s troublesome to maintain it all through the match and generally, like as we speak, we lose it.”
The factors may show essential for Udinese because it went seven factors away from the relegation zone, with three rounds remaining.
Juventus knew a victory at Udinese would safe the title because the Bianconeri maintain the tiebreaker over Atalanta courtesy of a greater head-to-head file.
It gave the impression to be going to plan for Juventus when it took the lead three minutes earlier than halftime. A defensive header out got here straight to De Ligt and he took one contact earlier than firing powerfully into the underside left nook.
Nonetheless, Nestorovski leveled seven minutes after the restart when he headed in Ken Sema’s cross.
Each side struggled to create clear scoring alternatives however, simply because it appeared headed for a draw, Fofana burst downfield from close to the midway line and slotted previous Wojciech Szczęsny.
Ciro Motionless boosted his hopes of ending the season because the league’s prime scorer with the profitable aim in Lazio’s 2-1 victory towards Cagliari.
Motionless completed off a superb move from Luis Alberto on the hour mark for his 31st aim of the season, yet another than Juventus ahead Cristiano Ronaldo.
Cagliari gamers rejoice after their teammate Cagliari’s Giovanni Simeone scores his facet’s opening aim throughout a Serie A soccer match between Lazio and Cagliari, on the Rome’s Olympic Stadium on Thursday (AP Picture/Riccardo De Luca)
His aim got here 5 minutes after Cagliari goalkeeper Alessio Cragno had pushed Motionless’s effort out off the put up.
Sergej Milinković-Savić had netted the equalizer for Lazio with a robust volley shortly after the break. Giovanni Simeone’s effort was deflected in on the stroke of halftime to provide Cagliari the lead.
The victory secured Lazio a spot in subsequent season’s Champions League with the capital facet now assured no less than fourth place in Serie A.
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