They've been in the group stages once before.
You were right they were in same group as Barca the one time they made it. Even then Genci's point is ludicrous about Udinese. Lets see, all these big clubs turn up want to buy their players that they have scouted and developed. Not like they are going to be able to keep all of them.
Udinese only have a limited income stream through crowds, sponsorship, merchandising.