Serie A - Udinese top after Juve washout

Sun, 06 Nov 16:55:00 2011

Udinese and Lazio leapfrogged Juventus at the summit of Serie A with home victories over Siena and Parma after the Turin side's match with Napoli was postponed due to flooding.

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Goals in each half from Dusan Basta and Antonio Di Natale kept up Udinese's 100 per cent record at home this season with a 2-1 win over Siena, while a late strike from substitute Giuseppe Sculli gave Lazio a 1-0 victory at home to Parma as the two sides reached 21 points from 10 games, a point clear of Milan and two above Juventus.

With forward Antonio Cassano released from hospital earlier in the day after his minor heart operation, Milan won their fifth straight match, crushing Catania 4-0 thanks to goals from Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Robinho and Gianluca Zambrotta and an own goal from Francesco Lodi.

There were wins for Atalanta, Lecce and Chievo Verona but Internazionale’s game at Genoa was also postponed because of floods.

In Udine, the home side took 48 seconds to take the lead when Serbian midfielder Basta took advantage of a ricochet to poke home from close range.

They doubled their lead in the 64th minute when Di Natale struck his eighth goal of the season with a low finish, before a 77th-minute strike from Francesco Bolzoni had the home side sweating to make sure of the three points.

Luca Rigoni's second-half winner gave Chievo Verona the points at home to Fiorentina as they climbed to 14th, and added more pressure on under-fire Viola coach Sinisa Mihajlovic.

A deflected shot from Juan Cuadrado gave 10-man Lecce the points in the basement battle with Cesena who, despite replacing Marco Giampaolo with Daniele Arrigoni as coach this week, are now four points adrift at the bottom.

An 80th-minute winner from German Denis, the Argentine striker's seventh goal this season, gave Atalanta victory over Cagliari.

Reuters

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