Udinese go top in Italy with easy 2-0 win over Bologna
Rome: Udinese climbed above Napoli to the top of Serie A on Sunday as goals from Mehdi Benatia and Antonio Di Natale gave the Bianconeri a comfortable 2-0 home win over lowly Bologna.
Moroccan defender Benatia opened the scoring with a rare goal on 29 minutes, poking the ball home from a corner before Italian striker Di Natale settled the contest with a 72nd-minute penalty to give Udinese 11 points from five games.
Palermo and Cagliari stayed a point behind the early pacesetters with 2-0 victories.
A Giulio Migliaccio header and an injury-time penalty from Uruguayan striker Abel Hernandez gave Palermo three points at home to Siena while two first-half strikes from Davide Biondini and Ribeiro helped Cagliari to a 2-0 win at Lecce.
Sebastian Giovinco jumped to the top of the scoring charts with a first-half brace as Parma moved fifth following a 3-1 win over Genoa.
An 83rd-minute header from German forward Miroslav Klose, his third in five Serie A games, brought Lazio a barely deserved 2-1 win at Fiorentina.
Earlier on Sunday, promoted Novara and Catania played out a six-goal thriller with the exciting Alejandro Gomez equalising for the Sicilians in injury time after second half goals from two ex-Catania players Takayuki Morimoto and Jeda looked like giving the home side all three points.
In Saturday`s games, Napoli defeated Inter Milan 3-0 at the San Siro to move second while Roma recorded their second straight victory to move to seventh position, beating Atalanta 3-1.
Champions AC Milan visit Juventus in Sunday`s late match.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Fresh plea in SC against triple talaq system
- Consumers will be compensated for unscheduled power cuts: Delhi CM Kejriwal
- Shocking! Man dies performing stunt in moving train in Mumbai
- China planning to stretch its Nepal rail link to Bihar: Report
- National child helpline number '1098' now launched in 25 languages!
- Mbose.in 10th SSLC Results 2016: Megresults.nic.in Meghalaya Board SSLC Class 10th exam results 2016 to be announced shortly
- She's a bae! Priyanka Chopra to get special poster for 'Baywatch'
- Foreign Investors buoyed by Indian investment: USIBC to Obama
- Check Mahresults.nic.in & hscresult.mkcl.org for class 12th HSC Results 2016 Maharashtra Board, MSBSHSE today at 1 PM
- Pinarayi Vijayan to swear-in as Kerala CM today, says people have high hopes of us