Udinese 2 Juventus 1: Ronaldo and Co miss out on securing ninth consecutive Serie A title after throwing away lead


JUVENTUS would have secured their ninth consecutive Serie A title with a win over Udinese.

But the Italian club’s celebrations have been put on hold after they lost the clash 2-1.

Udinese beat Juventus at home for the first time in the Italian top-flight since 2010.

The pressure was on the visitors – who have been champions of Italy for 3000 days.

And their quest to secure the silverware with a win got off to the perfect start.

Matthijs de Ligt scored a screamer from distance to give them an advantage.


But their joy was short-lived as Ilija Nestorovski levelled the scoring in the second half.

The Udinese star turned the game around when he found the net with a diving header at the far post.

Even with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala leading the line, Juventus were unable to claw back a goal.

And then disaster for struck for Juventus as Udinese snatched a winner in stoppage time .

Seko Fofana scored to secure the three points – which rocketed his team up to 15th in the table.

For Juventus, their next chance will come against Sampdoria on Sunday.


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