Four-midable Juve blast Udinese as Milan beat Fiorentina

Four-midable Juve blast Udinese as Milan beat Fiorentina

Four first half goals. It seemed pretty easy for Juventus as the Italian champions recorded a 10th straight Serie A victory. 4-0 it was against Udinese at the Stadio Friuli, as the Old Lady stomped the yard and gave the hosts a bruising only previously received from Inter Milan.

Paulo Dybala was the star man. The Argentine forward scored a brace with a well executed free kick and a penalty goal. Sami Khedira and Alex Sandro also added to the tally as well to take Juve to second place, two points behind league leaders Napoli.

Udinese fans may have hoped for another shocking victory to make it a double against the Bianconeri this season, but their hopes were dashed by Massimiliano Allegri’s charges, who face tricky clashes against Lazio in the Coppa Italia midweek and Roma in the Serie A next weekend.

In the 15th minute, Dybala scored his 10th goal of the season via a stunning free kick to get Juve off to a winning start. The Argentine would then provide an assist for German international Khedira who finished off with a cool header.

As if it wasn’t enough for the Udine side’s disastrous start, central defender, Danilo Larangeira, was given a straight red for bringing down striker Mario Mandzukic in a last man challenge in the 26th minute. Dybala converted the resultant penalty to cushion Juve’s lead. Another assist by the forward would ensure left back Sandro finished off with a fine right footed curl into the net to take Juve to 42 points on the grid.

Elsewhere, AC Milan bulldozed their way against fourth-placed Fiorentina to go sixth, courtesy of goals by Carlos Bacca and Kevin Prince Boateng, while Genoa hammered four goals past Palermo and 10-man and 18th-placed Carpi defeated Sampdoria 2-1 at home.

As for Roma, the capital side had to settle for a 1-1 draw against last place Hellas Verona, after Giampaolo Pazzini’s penalty in the 61st minute cancelled out Roma’s Radja Nainggolan’s opener. Chievo Verona and Empoli finished 1-1 while Bologna lost a 2-0 half time advantage to square 2-2 with Lazio.

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