Udinese at last gasp: Hellas Verona ko

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Udinese at last gasp: Hellas Verona ko

Cioffi’s Hellas Verona was about to disguise itself as…Udinese, the surprise of this start of the championship, cherishing the dream, with Doig’s splendid goal, of putting the lead back out of the boiling zone of the standings. But with Sottil’s Friulians the games never end, indeed once again they came back, equalizing first with Beto, who entered in the second half, then in the recovery here was the success signed by Bijol’s winning break. Standings: Udinese 19 one point behind leaders Napoli and Atalanta, Verona 5 in the relegation zone. Next round: Udinese-Atalanta, Salernitana-Verona.

One-way start: the Friulians build 4 chances in 12 minutes but inaccuracy and Montipò remind that from here, at the moment, you can’t pass. The tactical theme is glaring: Udinese attacks, Hellas defends with its teeth. But in the 23rd minute, Doig turns the tables on Sottil’s men: inside the area, defiladed on the left, the Scot picks up a cross-ball rejected by the defense, volleying a diagonal volley into the Friulian net, Verona-Udinese 1-0, Bentegodi in raptures. Immediate reaction, from the center of the area Pereyra kicks, undisturbed, Montipò is miraculous in repelling. Newly acquired Verdi, on the other front, engages Silvestri. Then Deulofeu in a double role: he kicks on the outside of the net, then takes off from the middle of the area, without any contrast, ball incredibly on the bottom. Becao and his teammates crush the Veronese, who retaliate with remittance actions. Walace tries from outside, for Montipò another difficult deflection. 44′: the same Walace collects a flying rebound by Montipò, with the goal unblocked he kicks wide.

Second half. First quarter-hour without flashes, Beto enters and Deulofeu forces Montipò into a corner. Lovric again at the conclusion, ball just wide. It starts again with the usual score: Udinese ahead, Hellas waiting for the right gap. Samardzic touches the crossbar. 25′: Beto, served in close by Deulofeu, signs the 1 to 1. Fatigue, as the minutes pass, affects lucidity. Six minutes of stoppage time, Samardzic’s free kick, Bijol’s imperious take, triple whistle: Verona-Udinese 1 to 2.

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