It was a thrilling afternoon in the Turin Stadium as Udinese overcame a sluggish Juventus 2,3 to advance to the Champions League quarter-finals.
It was Udinese’s first win of the campaign and a win they desperately needed.
A second-half goal by Fabrizio Saterini was enough to send the Bianconeri through, and then a goal from Gianluca Zambrotta gave Udinese the lead.
However, the Biancons could not find the equalizer, with the scoreline going into extra time.
With the match tied 1-1, Udinese goalkeeper Guido Bertolucci did well to deny Lazio striker Mauro Icardi, who came on for Saterini.
Saterino was a goal away from giving Udinese their first win over Lazio in the Champions Leagues since 2007.
The win was Udice’s first in Serie A since March 2016, and it was the first victory over the Italian giants since January 2017.
It is the second time Udinese has lost a match against Lazio.
Juventus have lost two Serie A games this season.
Athletic director Andrea Stramaccioni said: “It was an excellent performance by Saterina, who showed great courage to keep the game alive.
We are looking forward to the next match.”
Udinese head coach Roberto Mancini said: “I want to thank the players and the team.
They fought to the end, and we played with great intensity.
It’s great to get three points.
It means we have a good chance of winning the title, and I’m really proud of them.”
Juve had scored just once in the match, with Icardia finding the back of the net after just two minutes.
The Nerazzurri striker found the back feet of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and was on target twice more to bring Udinese level.
But the Biancocelesti continued to attack, with Alessandro Diamanti firing home the opener in the 55th minute.
Saterini kept the game going with a long-range strike from 25 yards out in the 65th minute, and the striker’s second goal in as many games.
Lazio went close in the 69th minute as Alessandro Florenzi put Udinese ahead, but Icardiel got back to level in the 83rd minute.