UDINESE NEWS

The currently sidelined Luis Muriel is hoping to be back in action with Udinese at the start of the New Year.
The Coppa Italia Round of 16 schedule has been drawn up with Roma-Sampdoria and Udinese-Inter on January 9.
Boss Francesco Guidolin and midfielder Andrea Lazzari couldn’t hide their disappointment after the 2-0 home loss to Torino on Sunday.
Francesco Guidolin is prepared to step aside for Udinese, while Giampiero Ventura has high hopes.
Francesco Guidolin has threatened to quit Udinese after defeat to Torino. “If I am the problem, I’ll walk away. I suffer too much.”
Fiorentina crushed Bologna, Miroslav Klose’s brace revived Lazio, Sampdoria and Torino earned shock away wins in Udine and Verona, while last-gasp Atalanta held Genoa.
Francesco Guidolin has Antonio Di Natale back for Udinese and can see similarities with opponents Torino.
Rafa Benitez admits Napoli shot themselves in the foot against Udinese and “cannot be happy,” but trusts they can beat Arsenal.
Francesco Guidolin was pleased with Udinese’s “mentality” in fighting back for 3-3 at Napoli and explained his red card.
Napoli fumbled their lead repeatedly despite Goran Pandev’s brace in a thrilling 3-3 draw with Udinese.
Napoli rotate their squad with Anthony Reveillere and Rafael getting their debuts against a reshuffled Udinese.
Antonio Di Natale and Luis Muriel are out of Udinese’s trip to Napoli on Saturday night.
Napoli are again without Marek Hamsik for tomorrow’s game with Udinese, but Anthony Reveillere could get his debut.
Francesco Guidolin could be without Antonio Di Natale against Napoli and notes Udinese “need points, not compliments.”
Rafa Benitez wants Napoli to “focus only on Udinese” ahead of their Champions League showdown with Arsenal.
Inter almost fumbled a 3-0 lead over Serie B minnows Trapani, a 3-2 victory setting up a date with Udinese.
Udinese boss Francesco Guidolin has called for his side to help Antonio Di Natale on the goalscoring front.
The Giudice Sportivo have fined Juventus €5,000 after their young fans abused Udinese’s Zeljko Brkic on Sunday.
Juventus will be without Andrea Pirlo for the rest of 2013, as he has damaged knee ligaments.
Fernando Llorente confessed “it was a very tough game” after giving Juventus the late victory over Udinese.