Allegri's Juve soar against Udinese

It was a potential banana skin against a side that always provides a challenge but Juventus defeated Udinese on Sunday with ease and sent a signal to fellow competitors that they are still the team to beat.

Managing a 2-0 score-line, the Bianconeri ought to have scored more but their intensity, intelligence and the innate understanding of their positions made it easy for them to defeat the tactician who was once the architect of their very first home defeat in Serie A.

Andrea Stramaccioni, eager to return to the stadium where he was once so successful, deployed his side in a 3-5-2 formation, realising quickly they were vastly inferior to their opponents. Their movements were laboured and slow and they were forced to sit deep in an attempt to block Juve's continuous attacks.

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