A run of one win in thirteen saw Udinese part ways with coach Luca Gotti this week, with the Udine club languishing in 14th place 6 points above the drop zone.Replacement on an interim basis is assistant Cioffi. On Saturday they face table toppers MILAN who seized the summit following a run of poor results for Napoli. Udinese has a lot of players with premier league experience like Deulofeu Molina Pereyra. The club has links to Watford and had exchanged players with the club on recent years. It sometimes surprises me that clubs with no ambition to finish anywhere near the scudetto or European places fire coaches who meet the goals set by the top brass. It’s not like they would have promised to achieve more hey.Anyway, Zlatan has been in great form in Serie A but was stopped on his tracks by a red hot Liverpool midweek in the champions league. He creates chances by making those runs in behind the defenders whilst staying onside.
Deulofeu is great at holding in to the ball until he can pick a great pass and conjures up a shooting position. Not surprisingly he played for Barca and Everton teams that are big in that sort of thing. MILAN has been conceding the similar sort of goal they did when Beto was put through by Azlan for the opener. Losing the ball in midfield, failing to get back in shape. The Portuguese striker needing two bites at it to score though. As we all know Zlatan doesn’t score simple goals and he didn’t disappoint here. His martial arts background comes in handy with a flying side kick finish to level things up late on. Another Watford alumni Isaac Success made a complete embarrassment of himself by getting himself sent off with an elbow on keeper Maignan, ruining an otherwise good outing for the Bianconeri. MILAN still top but sweating on other results with Inter and Napoli still to play.