Udinese Calcio - Looking ahead to the future
The 2017/18 Serie A season showed the very best and worst of the team under its previous manager. Nine wins out of the first twenty games were tempered by eleven defeats, but with the appointment of Julio Velázquez, the club began the 2018/19 Serie A season looking more stable. Buy and sell Udinese Calcio tickets on StubHub so you can see for yourself how the team's luck is shaping up!
Bianconeri sign star ahead of Serie A season
As a relatively young manager with fresh ideas, Velázquez' arrival in the summer of 2018 was met positively. However, another man also dominated the talk of Udinese fans across the country. The acquisition of defensive midfield rock Rolando Mandragora from Italian champions Juventus for €20m was a real statement of intent from the club. He added a degree of steel, which was absent during the club's unwanted record of 11 losses in a row during 2017/18. The addition of 8m Euro signing Ignacio Pussetto on the wing, and striker Felipe Vizeu (5m) also increased Velázquez' options, with both men drawing in the fans to buy Udinese Calcio tickets for matches in a league that has a reputation for being unforgiving to any strikers not on the top of their game. Regardless of what happens to the club in the future, the spring of 2019 will always be remembered as particularly show-stopping, with Udinese visiting 2017/18's top two Juventus and Napoli, and Europa League quarter finalists AC Milan during that period.
Udinese Calcio stalwarts sign star sentinel
As the second-oldest club in Italy, Udinese will always command a degree of respect, even if the likes of fellow 'bianconeris' Juventus get all the stardom and attention these days. A team initially comprised of gymnasts grew into a professional sphere, and in 1922, the club then known as AS Udinese reached the Coppa Italia final. They lost and were also relegated a year later. The post-war years were much kinder to the 'Zebras', with the club (long since renamed Udinese Calcio) finishing second in the 1954/55 Serie A season. The good times were not to last, and there would be further heartbreak and relegation later that decade. It wasn't until the 1980s that the club once again reached the top flight, but the most notable season in recent times came in 2004/05, when the club finished fourth - and qualified for the Champions League for the first time ever. While no Udinese side has managed to improve on that in the years since, tradition and a long history are powers in themselves, and that alone promises a proper 'Italian football' experience for anyone who buys Udinese Calcio tickets on StubHub!
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