At 0-0 and with the final whistle drawing near, Juventus had to dig deep in order to break down a defensively solid Udinese side yesterday, and Antonio Conte has granted his men a deserved day of recuperation after a strong team-effort saw them seal a 1-0 win right at the death.
With the group well-rested after today’s downtime, tomorrow morning will see preparations for Friday evening’s clash with Bologna get underway.
The Bianconeri’s victory over the Zebrette means they will now approach the fixture three points clear of second-placed Roma in the Serie A table. The Rossoblu are in 17th, but it will be no easy ride away at the Stadio Dall’Ara.
And another major test is just around the corner: Juve face their final Champions League Group B meeting with Galatasaray on Tuesday 10 December, with the second knockout-stage qualification spot up for grabs.