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3 vs 0
Played
January 6, 2013 6:30 AM EST
Stadio Communale Friuli — Udine
Referee:‬ A. Giannoccaro‎
Attendance:‬ 17000‎
 
 
75′ Muriel
 
 
Top of the Match
Antonio Di Natale
Antonio Di Natale
Udinese
Antonio Di Natale
Antonio Di Natale
Udinese
Flop of the Match
Jonathan
Jonathan
Inter
Juan Jesus
Juan Jesus
Inter

Udinese 3-0 Inter: Di Natale double downs 10-man Nerazzurri

A Luis Muriel strike sandwiched between an Antonio Di Natale double ensured Udinese began 2013 in emphatic fashion at the expense of Inter Milan.

By Ben McAleer

Antonio Di Natale - Udinese
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A brace from Antonio Di Natale coupled with a Luis Muriel strike ensured Udinese began 2013 impressively with a 3-0 win over 10-man Inter Milan. The loss was the Nerazzurri's first in their first game after the winter break since 1999.


The two Serie A sides played to a scoreless first half, and Inter began the second half the stronger of the two sides and perhaps should've taken the lead after five minutes of the restart. Jonathan fired wide from six yards out when it looked easier to score on Udinese goalkeeper Zeljko Brkic.

Freddy Guarin then tested the Serbian international from close range, but the Udinese shotstopper was able to get down low to deny the Colombian, before Rodrigo Palacio saw his effort blocked by Brkic moments later.

Moments later, Udinese took the lead, arguably against the run of play. Di Natale was played in behind the Inter defense by Andrea Lazzarri before firing across goal. Handanovic got a hand to his shot, but it was too powerful for his former teammate, as the Italian's effort nestled into the bottom corner.

Things went from bad to worse for the Nerazzurri minutes later after Juan Jesus fouled Muriel to receive his second booking of the encounter and was subsequently red carded.

Udinese made its man advantage count and doubled the lead with 15 minutes to go. Muriel was played in by Dusan Basta, and the Udinese striker fired past Handanovic with a goal nearly identical to Di Natale's opener. Di Natale then netted his second and Udinese's third five minutes later, poking home from close range after being picked out by Lazzarri from the left.



Udinese

1
Zeljko Brkic
Goalkeeper
3.00
5
Danilo
Defender
32′
3.50
8
Dušan Basta
Defender
75′
4.00
11
3.00
26
3.50
75
Thomas Heurtaux
Defender
3.00
3
Allan
Midfielder
48′
3.00
21
Andrea Lazzari
Midfielder
63′ 79′
4.00
37
Roberto Pereyra
Midfielder
3.50
10
5.00
9
Muriel
Striker
75′ 81′
3.50

Inter

3.00
1
3.00
4
2.00
25
2.50
11
Á. Pereira
Midfielder
9′
1.50
5
Juan Jesus
Defender
39′ 65′
1.00
2
Jonathan
Defender
78′
2.50
13
Fredy Guarín
Midfielder
1.50
19
2.50
5
Walter Gargano
Midfielder
74′
2.50
8
3.50
99

Substitutes

30
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-
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-
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85
Andrea Coda
Defender
 - 
34
 - 
-
Marco Faraoni
Midfielder
 - 
-
Willians
Midfielder
 - 
94
 - 
-
 - 
10
 - 
-
2.00
70
Maicosuel
Midfielder
81′ 91′
2.00

Substitutes

 - 
-
Vid Belec
Goalkeeper
 - 
-
2.00
26
 - 
15
 - 
77
 - 
24
Marco Benassi
Midfielder
2.50
41
Joseph Duncan
Midfielder
74′
 - 
-
Daniel Bessa
Midfielder
2.00
9
 - 
7

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Ciro Immobile Ciro Immobile
Striker
Torino
19 0
Carlos Tévez Carlos Tévez
Striker
Juventus
18 1
Gonzalo Higuaín Gonzalo Higuaín
Striker
Napoli
17 5
Luca Toni Luca Toni
Striker
Hellas Verona
17 2
Rodrigo Palacio Rodrigo Palacio
Striker
Inter
15 0