Nigeria striker Success opens goal tally as Udinese win in Coppa Italia
The 26-year-old Super Eagle scored the second goal as his side reached the knockout stages of the domestic competition
Nigeria international Isaac Success scored for Udinese in a 2-1 win over third division side Feralpisalo in the Coppa Italia round of 16 on Friday.
Playing in front of a parked crowd at the Dacia Arena, Udinese took the lead in the 12th minute through Gerard Deulofeu for a 1-0 half-time lead.
The 26-year-old Super Eagle then doubled their lead in the 64th minute before Luca Siligardi reduced the Serie C side’s backlog in the 67th minute.
Udinese looked the more dangerous side from the start and they were duly rewarded in the 12th minute when Jean-Victor Makengo was tackled inside the box and the referee pointed the spot.
Deulofeu stepped up to convert the resulting kick sending goalkeeper Semuel Pizzignacco the wrong way. The success had a great chance to double Udinese’s lead in the 25th minute, but their last effort after being played by Deulofeu was cut off by Federico Bergonzi.
In the second half, Udinese continued to attack the stubborn side and they eventually scored their second, with Success reacting quickly to finish off a Deulofeu cross.
However, two minutes later Feralpisalo threatened to come back when Siligardi finished from close range.
With 11 minutes to go, the Super Eagle was taken out for Ilija Nestorovski and his side held on to qualify for the Round of 16 where they will face either Monza or Frosinone in October.
Last season Success, who moved to Udinese from Watford in August 2021, made 22 Serie A appearances and scored two goals.
Udinese and Success will focus on their first top-flight game when they take on AC Milan at the San Siro on Saturday.
Success in Italy
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