Udine – Juventus only drew 0-0 when they travel to Udinese headquarters. Bianconeri coach Massimiliano Allegri admitted his team had performed recklessly and therefore accept a draw.
A visit to Friuli, Sunday (02/01/2015) night, Juve did appear dominant in possession. The proportion is 66% -34%. But the question of opportunities, both relatively balanced with Juve have 13 experiments and two led to the goal while Udinese had the same shots on target from 11 attempts.
Juve more threatened in the first round. In the 12th minute for example, Bruno Fernandes receive feedback breakthrough and doing a lucky kick was wide.
Then twice Gianluigi Buffon had to painstakingly thwart opportunity, at minute 23 and 28. The first is the kick Cyril Thereau, which followed hard kick Bruno Fernandes.
Juve game improved in the second half, in which there was no significant threats from the host. However, they are also unable to break the deadlock.
“We played poorly in the first half and kept losing the ball. We were too hasty when invading and we have an opening for a counterattack,” said Allegri told Sky Sports.
“We are closer to being broken than scoring in the first half. After the break, we look more solid and more careful with the ball, so few take the risk.”
“Udinese played with high intensity and we made too many mistakes. In the end the result was fair, because this is one of the game with less risk,” he added as quoted by Football Italia.
The draw was made Juve failed to widen the distance with AS Roma in the previous two sequences balanced with Empoli. Both are still separated seven figures. Allegri himself asked his players to stay focused and divert concentration to the next game.
“It’s a long season and seven points was not much. We still have a long way to be and must look to next week,” said he.