- Maurizio Sarri is currently faced with criticisms after Juventus blew away their lead
- Fans are calling for the sack of the Juventus manager
- Udinese came from behind to defeat the league leaders 2-1
Maurizio Sarri has been blamed for Juventus’ 2-1 loss to Udinese on Thursday night, July 23 after the Old Lady blew their one goal lead to return home with no points.
Two second-half goals from Ilija Nestorovski and Seko Fofana were all Udinese needed to come from behind and beat Serie A leaders Juventus in a tough encounter at Dacia Arena.
The Old Lady squandered their chance to be crowned champions after the meeting following their failure to hold on to their lead from the first half.
Dutch youngster Matthijs de Ligt powered the visitors ahead with a thunderous shot from 25 yards out barely three minutes to the end of the op
However, it took the home team just seven minutes to restore parity in the game after Nestorovski's superb flying header put them right back in the game.
They matched Juve strength for strength since they got the equaliser and even tried to silence their talisman Cristiano Ronaldo all through the game.
Udinese took the lead for the very first time in the game in the added minutes of the second half with a beautiful solo run from Fofana.
The 25-year-old broke an attacking play from Juve in the midfield and made a run all the way to the opponent's danger zone and still had time to dribble one of their defenders before finally grabbing the winner for his side. It ended: Juventus 2-1 Udinese.
And Juve fans have taken to social media to call for the sack of the club’s manager Maurizio Sarri.
"Sarri needs and deserves to be sacked at the end of the season, period," Shayan Ahmad wrote.
"Serie A champions or not. Sarri needs to be sacked if Juventus ever want to be serious about winning the UCL," Mr Filipe Orlando wrote.
Kanedid92 added: "Yeah it's only fitting we will celebrate at our home game in our stadium, Capocannoniere + Golden boot is coming home too,but still Sarri should be sacked! Juve needs to bring in a Manager that uses 100% attacking football maybe Pochettino."
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo has continued to shatter records upon records as he has now reached the 50-goal mark for Juventus in just 61 Serie A games.
The 35-year-old found the back of the net twice to help the Old Lady have a hand on the Serie A trophy following a 2-1 victory over rivals Lazio.
As a result, statistics have now shown that the Portuguese striker has reached a half-century of goals faster than any other player and now remains the only player to have scored 50 goals in Italy, Spain and England.