What a result for the home side!!! Udinese were uttery dominant in the latter stages of the second half.
But as chance after chance went by, it looked like they wouldn’t be able to break Inter down.
Bijol’s bullet header put them into the lead late on, before another header from Arslan on the break sealed the victory.
Inter were thoroughly outplayed, and can have no complaints as they pick up their third defeat of the season.
UDINESE (3-5-2): Marco Silvestri;
Rodrigo Becao, Jaka Bijol, Nehuen Perez;
Roberto Pereyra, Sandi Lovric, Walace, Jean-Victor Makengo, Destiny Udogie;
Beto, Gerard Deulofeu.
INTER (3-5-2): Samir Handanovic;
Milan Skriniar, Francesco Acerbi, Alessandro Bastoni;
Denzel Dumfries, Nicolo Barella, Marcelo Brozovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Matteo Darmian;
Edin Dzeko, Lautaro Martinez.
GOOOOOAAAAAALLLLL!!!! Thunderbolt!!! Barella steps up to take the free-kick, and calmly curls it straight over the wall and beyond Silvestri into the top corner!!! No way Silvestri was stopping that, with that peach of a free-kick giving Inter an early 1-0 lead!
GOOOAAAALLLL!!!! There’s the equaliser!!! It’s been coming, as Pereyra whips the free-kick in the box. Becao perhaps gets a slight touch to it, but either way the ball bounces off an unsuspecting Skriniar and into the net!!! 1-1, and that equaliser gets Ude right back into this one!
GOOOOAAAALLLL!!! That may well win it!!! Deulofeu’s corner is met by Bijol racing towards the near post, who fires a powerful header over the crowd of players in the box and nestles the ball in the far corner!!! What a header, and what a way to potentially win this match!
GOOOOOAAAAAALLLLL!!!! Game. Set. Match!!!! Udinese are heading to the Serie A summit as they put the gloss on this famous victory!!! They break down the right again and Deulofeu crosses after playing a one-two with Samardzic, and Arslan is at the back post to smash a diving header into the roof of the net, and it’s 3-1 with no way back for Inter!
So, what’s next?
In conclusion, Udinese climb to the top of the Serie A table on 16 points, overtaking Napoli and the Milan clubs to sit first for the time being.
The three could still overtake Le Zebrette with their game in hand, but regardless, it’s still been one hell of a start to the season for Ude.
Inter remain sixth, but a third loss in seven games suggests that a push to re-take the title they last won in 2021 could be too big of a challenge for Simone Inzaghi’s men.