Super Eagles defender William Troost-Ekong was in action for Udinese in the Italian Serie A but was unable to stop the brilliance of Juventus as the defending champions ran out 4 – 1 winners after 90 minutes in Turin.
The Nigerian international who was on for the entire duration of the encounter could do nothing about the goals as the champions showed their quality despite the absence of key players who were rested by coach Massimiliano Allegri ahead of their champions league fixture against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday.
The home side opened the scoring in the 11th minute through 19-year old Moise Kean before completing his brace in the 39th minute of the encounter. German international Emre Can converted a penalty in the 67th minute to score his fourth goal on the ongoing campaign while Frenchman Blaise Matuidi made it four-nil in the 71st minute in his last contribution of the game while Kevin Lasagna scored a consolatory goal for the visitors in the 88th minute.
With the loss, Udinese now sits 15thon the Serie A table and 50 points behind Juventus at the top of the league. Udinese is also likely to fall to the 17th position on the log if SPAL and Empoli win their games.
The team has only been able to win six games all season and just one away win, drawing seven times an losing a total of 13 games so far.