Rome: Udinese beat Lazio 1-0 in the Italian Serie A to move level on points with the Europa League hopefuls and AS Roma.
Antonio Di Natale netted the only goal of the game in the 19th minute, getting the home team right in the frame for a place in Europa next term.
Lazio had two good early chances to catch Udinese cold, but Zeljko Brkic was alert to thwart the first threat from Antonio Candreva before Miroslav Klose arrived just too late to meet Candreva`s cross in the third minute.
Brkic then made a save low down to prevent Cristian Ledesma from opening the scoring during a bright opening from the visitors.
In the other kick-off of the day, Genoa remained among the bottom three teams after they were held 1-1 at home by Atalanta.