Juventus 4-0 Udinese: Gonzalo Higuain finishes sensational passing move after THREE one-twos with Paulo Dybala, who bags a brace as the Old Lady run riot in the Coppa Italia without unwell Cristiano Ronaldo
- Juventus are through to the Coppa Italia quarter-finals after thrashing Udinese
- Paulo Dybala scored twice and was involved in a superb move for Higuain’s goal
- Douglas Costa finished off the rout as he confidently slotted home a penalty
- Cristiano Ronaldo missed out on the game as he came down with sinusitis
- AC Milan came through their game with SPAL as they ran out 3-0 winners
Juventus forward Paulo Dybala scored twice and was involved in a mesmerising exchange of passes to provide another for Gonzalo Higuain as the Turin side thumped Udinese 4-0 in the Coppa Italia on Wednesday.
The Old Lady, missing Cristiano Ronaldo with sinusitis, went ahead with a delightful goal after 16 minutes that had all the hallmarks of their coach Maurizio Sarri.
Paulo Dybala took centre stage in the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo as he bagged a brace
A long passing move ended with Dybala and Higuain exchanging three successive one-twos to slice open the Udinese midfield before Higuain slotted the ball past goalkeeper Nicolas.
Dybala got on the scoresheet 10 minutes later, converting a penalty after Nicolas fouled Federico Bernardeschi and the Argentine curled in the third in the 58th minute.
A Douglas Costa penalty just after the hour completed the rout.
Gonzalo Higuain finished off an impressive move to get Maurizio Sarri’s up and running
Argentine forward Dybala curls an effort into the corner to put the Old Lady three up in Turin
Former Bayern Munich star Douglas Costa finished off the rout by rolling home from the spot
Meanwhile, AC Milan briefly forgot their Serie A troubles as they swept aside SPAL with a 3-0 victory in another last-16 match and Fiorentina ousted last season’s runners-up Atalanta 2-1, scoring the winner while down to 10 men.
Krzysztof Piatek, Samu Castillejo and Theo Hernandez scored for Milan, who are a modest 10th in Serie A after a miserable season, while veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic stayed on the bench.
Piatek ran on to Ismael Bennacer’s pass to open the scoring after 20 minutes against Serie A’s bottom-placed team, and the Pole provided the pass for Castillejo to curl in the second just before halftime.
Piatek missed two good chances after the break but it did not matter as Hernandez rifled in the third.