Tested the new form against the Slovenians, in front up to 75 ‘then a penalty converted by Pereyra and the goal in 89’ by Beto
UDINE. We had underlined it during the week: the final quarter-hours are a veritable mine of goals for Udinese, 45% of those scored so far in the league have arrived on the final straight of the matches and the bianconeri – faithful to the cliché – the they also confirmed on Saturday in the friendly match played at Bruseschi with Tabor Sezana, a team that floats in the middle of the Slovenian top flight classification, led by Koper.
A test lived under the banner of 4-2-3-1 and a response full of lights and shadows, not only because Luca Gotti’s team straightened the boat only in extremis with a goal from Beto, a detail that the technician Juventus would certainly have wanted to avoid despite the passion for sailing that will lead him to participate in the Barcolana.
Because, rather than talking about the new form, we should talk about the bad habits that Udinese should lose as soon as possible, also revealed with the 3-5-2 at this start of the season. Take the back pass from harakiri carried out by Walace that put Nuytinck in difficulty and led to the 2-2 goal in Marassi against Sampdoria, well, after 5 minutes Makengo sent another one on stage that displaced De Maio and facilitated the advantage del Tabor, which arrived thanks to a remarkable conclusion under the crossbar of Stancic that made Padelli capitulate.
And, mind you, it wasn’t incredibly the first! After a couple of minutes Zeegelar had already done the same with a back pass for Samir.
As you will have noticed from the names of the protagonists, Gotti used many second lines, he preserved the “titularissimi” as much as possible (only Pereyra was used longer, thanks to Success’s injury after less than half an hour of play), but he wanted to take a look at the progress of the work on 4-2-3-1, with Beto as a center forward far from flawless, especially in the first half, as shown by the two goals devoured.
In the final part of the second half, some changes and in particular a decisive one: Walace for Makengo. Thus Arslan benefited from it to disengage, obtain the penalty of the equalizer, propitiate the victory net by verticalizing in the area for Soppy and touching the 3-1 in recovery. But it would have been too much for a match played with quality only at the end.