Juventus Turin extended their winning streak in Serie A on Saturday – but continues to perform unconvincingly in the new year. Italy’s football record champions won against Udinese Calcio 1-0 (0-0), Brazilian World Cup participant Danilo ensured shortly before the end (86th) for Juve’s eighth league win in a row. Turin (37 points) took second place in the table behind leaders SSC Napoli (41).

    On Sunday (8:45 p.m.), champions AC Milan (36) could pass again in the game against AS Roma. Juventus have won every league game since mid-October, making up for a poor start to the season. After the World Cup break, the victories at US Cremonese (1-0) and now against Udine seemed extremely difficult.

    Inter Milan (34) in fourth place already lost important points on Saturday evening, the cup winners did not get more than 2: 2 (2: 1) at newly promoted AC Monza due to a late goal. Matteo Darmian (10th) and Argentinian world champion Lautaro Martinez (22nd) scored for Inter, Patrick Ciurria (11th) and former Bremen player Luca Caldirola (90th + 3) each equalized. In stoppage time, Monza even had chances to win.

    For the hosts, the club of former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, Pablo Mari made his comeback from the start on Saturday. The Spaniard was injured in a knife attack in a supermarket at the end of October and had to have an operation. A man was killed in the attack by a 46-year-old Italian, Mari was one of five injured.