A health walk, even without Ronaldo: the Portuguese was cold but it did not handicap Juventus, who qualified Wednesday without any problem for the quarter-finals of the Italian Cup by beating Udinese 4- 0.
The five-time Golden Ball was originally in the group of players called for this round of 16, but the Turin club announced in the afternoon the package of its star, because of sinusitis.
But Juventus is not lacking in offensive talent and it was Dybala who took over with a double, including a sublime strike from the left, and an assist for Higuain.
On this goal, the first of the match, the two Argentines made the Udinese dizzy with a triple one-two! Juventus’ last goal was scored from a penalty spot by Douglas Costa.
Atalanta eliminated, Ibra replacing
In the quarters, Juve will welcome the winner of the last 8th final, which will put Parma and AS Rome on Thursday.
The other matches of the day have notably seen the elimination of Atalanta Bergamo, finalist last season. Gian Piero Gasperini’s team was beaten 2-1 on the field of Fiorentina, who will find Inter Milan in the next round.
Without Ibrahimovic, who remained on the bench, AC Milan quietly dismissed Spal (3-0). The Milanese will receive the Torino in the quarterfinals.
Created: 15.01.2020, 11:05 p.m.