Vidal: Juventus must keep up its good form

Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal is confident his team can end a fantastic week on a high when they host Udinese on Sunday.

Juventus' Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal

The Turin giants climbed to the top of the Serie A table with last weekend's 2-0 victory at Livorno before taking one step towards qualifying for the knockout stage of the Champions League with a 3-1 win over FC Copenhagen on Wednesday.

Juve only need a point from their trip to Galatasaray in two weeks' time to book their place in the last 16 of Europe's elite club competition.

"We had an amazing game," said Vidal, who scored a hat-trick against FCK. "The important thing was that we won and we will now go to Turkey knowing that we can depend on ourselves and not on others.

"Now we must pick up where we left off and give continuity to our good run of form."

Antonio Conte's men go into this weekend's match on the back of a five-match winning streak in the league, one that has finally seen them climb above early runaway leaders Roma.

The defending champions have been impressive in scoring 12 goals while keeping a clean sheet throughout their run.

"My team is doing really well and we are where we want to be," Conte said.

Juventus will be bolstered by the return of defenders Leonardo Bonucci and Angelo Ogbonna from suspension, but Udinese make the trip to Turin without striker Luis Muriel.

Muriel sustained a thigh strain in last weekend's 1-0 victory over Fiorentina and will be out of action for at least two weeks.

With three goals so far, the Colombian is Udinese's joint top scorer alongside club captain Antonio Di Natale.

Udinese, who had lost four out of five previous games before surprising Fiorentina, hope to have finally turned the corner.

"We have rediscovered our self-belief and we seem to have found our footballing style," said Zebrette boss Francesco Guidolin, whose side are 11th in the table.

"Now we need to find some continuity, knowing that we face a very difficult game in Turin."



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