Udinese vs. Juventus: 6 Things We Learned

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Udinese vs. Juventus: 6 Things We Learned
Paolo Giovannini

There was a moment when the game seemed to stop.

Defender Giorgio Chiellini had the ball around 40 yards out, and no one moved. So he pushed forward and ran right into the box, right by everyone.

Juventus were already leading 2-0 at Udinese, and they would eventually win by the same score, but at that moment the home side looked like spectators, a team that no longer wanted to play at all this season.

They were like that most of the game. Udinese put a grand total of one shot on net. Gianluigi Buffon had to make the first and only save in the 87th minute. Antonio Di Natale grew more and more frustrated when he didn’t get the calls and his teammates failed to make the pass.

On the other side was a coach who never stopped yelling, who seemed to work harder on the sideline than any of his opponents on the field. Antonio Conte willed his team from the first minute, and Juventus scored early.

It was Sebastian Givonico who scored the winner, but it was Fernando Llorente who continues to fool us all. The 29-year-old Spaniard has 14 goals in Serie A this season and is the Juventino scoring down this last stretch:

Juventus won for the 28th time, an all-time high for the club in Serie A. To reach 100 points, they need 13 of the 15 available over the next five games. Meanwhile, Gianluigi Buffon quietly made his 483rd appearance, good for fourth in the club’s history. All the records are going down.

Here are six things we learned from their latest victory.

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