Sami Khedira scored his first hat-trick to hand Juventus 6-2 victory against Udinese despite being a man down
It is a rare occasion when a team playing with a man down finds themselves on the scoresheet six times, but that’s what champions do. Juventus were a goal down and had Mario Mandzukic sent off after 25 minutes, yet they manages to pull a victory. They won in style against Udinese as they registered 6-2 victory with the help of Sami Khedira first career hat-trick.
It wasn’t the start six time reigning champions Juventus would have expected at Dacia Arena. Stipe Perica gave an early lead to Udinese, although it didn’t last. Udinese defender Samir scored an own goal from Miralem Pjanic corner to level the score.
The game was on level term, when the Juventus’ star Sami Khedira found his first goal of the night. He finds the net from Juan Cuadrado’s cross to give Juventus 2-1 lead, but Binaconeri suffers a setback when Mario Mandzukic unnecessarily earned himself a red card and marched off.
WHAT A GAME! ??⚽ Great mentality, scoring four goals with one man down -Very happy about the first hat-trick in my professional career ??? pic.twitter.com/m2t0rd6L6y
— Sami Khedira (@SamiKhedira) October 22, 2017
It put Udinese again on driving sit and after the break they immediately got the equalizer with Danilo’s header. Before Juventus’ fans would have understood what’s happening, Paulo Dybala pulled his A-game.
Argentine talisman put in two good balls in quick succession from his free-kicks and Rugani and Khedira did the rest respectively to make it 4-2. Dybala also has scored one for himself but flag was up for offside.
Maxi Lopez had a great night for Udinese and only Buffon heroics stopped him from scoring on the night. On the other hand, Khedira was having a great night as he marvels his first senior level hat-trick with a powerful angled drive into the far bottom corner. Pjanic rounded off the scoring in injury-time to make it 6-2 and Juventus walked away from Dacia Arena with all three points despite being a man down for an hour.