Antonio Di Natale is back and it shows, as Udinese demolished Premier League side Southampton 4-0 at St. Mary’s.
The veteran striker had an extended summer break due to Italy reaching the Euro 2012 Final and the Friulani have struggled somewhat without him.
Di Natale was back with a bang in this game, as he hit a screamer into the top corner from distance and completed his brace thanks to a stylish volley.
In-between those goals, Willians had another long-range strike, while Di Natale also set up the final goal from Luis Muriel.
It was a reassuringly strong display from Udinese, who face Sporting Braga in the Champions League play-offs on August 22 and 28.
Southampton 0-4 Udinese
Scorers: Di Natale 12, 36 (U), Willians 24 (U), Muriel 64 (U)
Southampton: K Davis (Gazzaniga 46), Clyne, Fonte, Hooiveld, Fox (Shaw 46), Schneiderlin, Ward-Prowse (S Davis 46), Lallana, Puncheon (Guly 66), Lambert (Sharp 46), Rodriguez (Chaplow 80)
Udinese: Brkic, Pereyra (Zielinski 76), Willians, Danilo, Pinzi (Faraoni 66), Basta (Allan 80), Maicousel (Muriel 46), Di Natale (Fabbrini 66), Domizzi, Benatia (Coda 76), Armero (Silva 76)
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