It was a dramatic 1-0 finale with Mauricio Islaâ€™s goal, then Antonio Di Nataleâ€™s spot-kick was saved and Javier Zanetti sent off.
Guidolin remarked: â€śIt was a heart-stopping match and I am satisfied with the performance from my players. Iâ€™m particularly happy with Isla, who I think can become a sort of Simone Perrotta character with seven or eight goals per season.â€ť
â€śIt doesnâ€™t happen every day for Udinese to beat Inter at San Siro,â€ť he said of their first victory here since 2004.
â€śBeing top is marvellous and we are notching up the points consistently. Itâ€™s particularly good that we got this result when 72 hours ago we were on a plane back from France. Having said that, letâ€™s just live in the present and not look to the future.â€ť