Lazio slumped to their third defeat in four Serie A matches when they lost 1-0 at home to Udinese in a scrappy, unattractive game on Thursday. Cyril Thereau scored the only goal in the 26th minute when he got in between two Lazio defenders to fire in from Silvan Widmer`s cross.
Inter Milan president Erick Thohir has assured under-fire coach Walter Mazzarri that he will be at the club next season as the team prepares to host Lazio on Saturday with both sides eyeing Europa League qualification.
Inter Milan moved a step closer to qualifying for next season`s Europa League with a 2-0 Serie A win over 10-man Parma on Saturday while local rivals AC Milan boosted their chances of European football with their fifth straight victory.
AS Roma`s lingering hopes of catching Serie A leaders Juventus were virtually extinguished after two stunning Pepe Reina saves kept them at bay and Jose Callejon`s late goal handed third-placed Napoli a 1-0 home win on Sunday.