Khedira hat-trick helps 10-man Juve beat Udinese
Sami Khedira scored the first hat-trick of his career as 10-man Juventus beat Udinese in a high-scoring Serie A game.
Stipe Perica gave Udinese a shock lead, but Samir’s own goal levelled before 30-year-old Khedira headed Juve ahead.
Mario Mandzukic was sent off as he was shown an instant second yellow card for appealing against a first booking.
Danilo levelled, before Daniele Rugani put Juve ahead again and Khedira scored twice to complete a hat-trick before Miralem Pjanic’s last-minute strike.
Juve are within three points of leaders Napoli, who dropped points for the first time this season on Saturday when they drew 0-0 with second-placed Inter Milan.
Earlier on Sunday, former Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci was sent off for AC Milan against Genoa, meaning he is likely to miss next weekend’s meeting with his old club.