Ghana's Nicholas Opoku features as Juventus hammer Udinese in Serie A

Published on: 10 March 2019

Ghana international Nicholas Opoku was in action as Udinese were thrashed 4-1 by League leaders Juventus in the Serie A on Friday night. 

Opoku replaced injured Bram Nuytinck in the 25th minute of the game and impeded Juve forward Moise Kaen in the box for the third goal.

Teenager Moise Kean bagged a brace as Juventus defeated Udinese to go 19 points clear at the top of Serie A and also remain the only unbeaten team in the top five European Leagues.

Cristiano Ronaldo was an unused substitute with Tuesday's Champions League tie with Atletico Madrid, who won the last-16 first leg 2-0, in mind.

Kean slid home to turn home Alex Sandro's cross and toe-poked home a second after a good run into the box.

He then won a penalty, which Emre Can scored with Blaise Matuidi heading in before a Kevin Lasagna consolation.

It was a seventh Serie A goal for 19-year-old Kean, who has won one Italy cap. He scored on his only other league start for Juve, back in 2017, and had a loan spell with Verona last season.

This was the first time Ronaldo has been rested for a Juventus game all season.

The Ghanaian defender played 65 minutes of the game.