“The time clock makes strange jokes. There is a group, Udinese struggled in the lower areas of the table and struggled to score, while Empoli were the revelation of the championship, thanks to a light and sparkling football.Today the bianconeri, after the crushing 4-1 to the Tuscans, they can begin to remove the champagne from the ice: at 39 points, salvation is only a formality.Thanks to Gabriele Cioffi, who, without upsetting the team, succeeded in taking the “step” that Gotti struggled to achieve.succeeding in his ascent: giving quality to a group whose physical appearance is their primary asset.The 17 goals scored at the Dacia Arena in the second leg testify to the good work of the coach: no one at home has done better in Serie A. On the contrary, Andreazzoli saw the “We were a perfect watch, then we were forced to make corrections due to injuries”, the official defense of the Italian coach. turning point, 16 consecutive races without a win (rec negative order for Empoli in Serie A). Luckily for him, Andreazzoli can still bask in the spoils of the first leg and keep trouble spots away from the standings. Twelve points ahead of third last is a great advantage. But his Empoli got lost, in the mind even before the game plots. Even in Udine, where the hosts immediately clarified the plot of the game. Running and physical pressure in the phase of non-possession, then reversal of the front with the inventions of Deulofeu, well supported by Success. That the Catalan is on a day of grace is already clear in the 5th minute, when with a touch of rare sweetness he almost surprises Vicario at the far post…” The Gazzetta dello Sport underlines the merits of Udinese, to whom the 7 of the bulletin goes as a team. And to individuals, he gives these judgments:
DEULOFEU LE MILLEUR 7.5 – Its flagship, each touch is an illumination. Goals and assists in tribute to fantastic footballers. NESTOROVSKY SV
SILVESTRI 6.5 – Mura Benassi, flight to Asllani. He also saves the first penalty against Pinamonti.
BECAO 6.5 – The usual wall
PABLO MARI ‘6.5 – Physical and positional, he concedes little to his opponents.
PEREZ 6 – Positive, but a little less granitic than the other two. NUYTINCK – SV
MOLINA 6 – The cross of advantage, so it’s limited to homework a bit.
PEREYRA 6 – Gigione and distributes blows here and there, sometimes exaggerating.
SAMARDZIC 7 – Scoring is a high school thing and not just for shooting. Replay button and note preparation: only control, dribble.
WALACE 6.5 – Dam for opponents, reliable for teammates. Twelve installment recoveries.
MAKENGO 6 – Run, eradicate bullets, attack. But don’t ask him for small touches, huh… JAJALO – SV
UDOGIE 6.5 – It grows more and better than Molina.
SUCCESS 6.5 – He does not score but assists Deulofeu and sows panic in the Tuscan area. Poim also in his own, La Mantia landing: penalty.
PUSSET 6.5 – Enter and score. What else to ask him?
CIOFFI 7 – His Udinese are winning and, especially at home, having fun too. He was hired to save himself, he did a lot more and the Dacia Arena ended up cheering him loudly.