UDINESE NEWS

Andrea Stramaccioni blamed Udinese for “getting too angry” after a dubious penalty in their 1-0 defeat to Lazio.
Stefano Pioli praised Lazio for their rediscovered mentality against Udinese. “The lads gave everything.”
Roma were surprisingly pegged back by bottom club Parma, but Inter ended their Atalanta taboo in style, Genoa smashed Verona 5-2 and Lazio conquered Udinese.
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Andrea Stramaccioni believes the clash with Lazio today is “the right opportunity” to test Udinese’s mettle.
Stefano Pioli is confident Lazio will ignore “the media storm” and two straight defeats to get the better of Udinese.
Davide Massa is appointed to officiate the Udinese-Lazio game, following controversy over the Italian refereeing system.
Sampdoria's Luis Muriel says he has found a club that shows faith in him, whilst he reflects on how he has had to grow in Serie A.
Andrea Stramaccioni felt Udinese’s 3-1 defeat at Napoli was “excessively harsh” and they “played better in the first half.”
Rafa Benitez was satisfied with Napoli’s 3-1 victory over Udinese, but still has concerns in defence.
Roma got back to winning ways at Cagliari with a new teenage talent, Napoli beat Udinese 3-1, Empoli saw off Cesena 2-0 and Sassuolo held Sampdoria 1-1.
Napoli have their sights set on second place, but welcome an Udinese side that held them 2-2 in the Coppa Italia.
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Andrea Stramaccioni already scared Napoli once last month and warns Udinese are ready to do it again.
Gonzalo Higuain reiterated he is “happy” at Napoli and “came here to win titles and make history like Diego Maradona.”
Rafa Benitez told Napoli to focus on one game at a time, starting from Udinese, and brushed off PSG interest.
Napoli are without Giandomenico Mesto against Udinese, while David Lopez remains in doubt.
Udinese midfielder Allan's agent says he is ‘ready for a great club like Napoli’, and that he would be ‘decisive’ with them.
Udinese sporting director Cristiano Giaretta admits that Inter are following midfielder Allan, and that they would have ‘no qualms’ in selling him.
Udinese President Franco Soldati recognises poacher Antonio Di Natale is their ‘emblem’ and says he wants to ‘convince him to stay’.