Paulo Dybala scored twice to help Juventus thrash Udinese to reach Italian Cup quater-finals on Wednesday.

Cristiano Ronaldo couldn’t play due to an illness and Merih Demiral was out with injury.

But the Bianconeri moved ahead despite their absence to secure a 4-0 win against Udinese as Gonzalo Higua√≠n¬†scored the opener in the 16th minute from Dybala’s assists.

Dybala himself scored the second goal ten minutes later with a powerful penalty after Udinese goalkeeper Nicolas had tripped Federico Bernardeschi.

Higuain thought he had scored again in the second half but VAR disallowed the goalafree spotting a handball.

Then Dybala who got his second minutes later with a shot into the top left corner.

Douglas Costa scored another penalty for Juve to make it 4-0 in the 61st minute following a handball from Udinese defender Bram Nuytinck.

Juventus have won the Italian Cup 13 times including four of the past five editions and will face either Roma or Parma in the quarter-finals on Wednesday 22 January.