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Serie A round-up: Udinese go top

Monday, October 27, 2008

Udinese logo
3 - 1
AS Roma logo
AS Roma
Antonio Di Natale(pen) 10
Francesco Totti(pen) 74
Antonio Floro Flores 22
Antonio Di Natale 51

Udinese moved top of Serie A with with a 3-1 win over last season’s runners-up AS Roma, who had taken only eight points from their opening eight matches.

Antonio Di Natale fired Udinese ahead after 10 minutes from the penalty spot after Max Tonetto fouled Antonio Floro Flores, who added a second in the 22nd minute, seven minutes after having a shot deflected off the post.

Di Natale scored again in the 51st on a counterattack before Roma captain Francesco Totti converted a late penalty after Udinese goalkeeper Samir Handanovic had brought down Matteo Brighi.

Inter Milan
Inter Milan logo
0 - 0
Genoa logo

Title holders Inter Milan were held to a goalless draw at home by 10-man Genoa.

José Mourinho brought on forwards for all three of his substitutions - Julio Ricardo Cruz, Mario Balotelli and Victor Obinna - but still couldn't find the target, even after Genoa midfielder Ivan Jurić was shown a second yellow card on the hour mark.

Atalanta logo
0 - 1
AC Milan logo
AC Milan

Kaká 80

AC Milan, without the likes of Clarence Seedorf, Andrea Pirlo and Alessandro Nesta, are up to fourth in the table after a 1-0 win over Atalanta in Bergamo.

Brazilian star Kaká scored the only goal of the match on 80 minutes as he lifted the ball over Atalanta goalkeeper Ferdinando Coppola to snatch his second goal of the season.

After losing its opening two matches, Milan has won five and drawn once.

Lazio logo
0 - 1
Napoli logo

Sebastiano Siviglia(o.g) 61

Napoli are level on points with Inter with a 1-0 win over Lazio in Rome.

The visitors went ahead on 61 minutes when Ezequiel Lavezzi had his cross hit Lazio defender Sebastiano Siviglia and deflected in past his own keeper.

Lazio had more than enough chances to win the match, but they were wasteful in front of goal.

Palermo logo
1 - 3
Fiorentina logo
Fábio Simplício 50
Alberto Gilardino 20

Adrian Mutu 42

Adrian Mutu 62

In Sunday's late kick-off, Fiorentina beat 3-1 hosts Palermo to go second in the table.

Alberto Gilardino put the Viola in front on 20 minutes, although it appeared the former AC Milan hitman turned the ball in with his hand.

Gilardino then turned into provider just before half-time when he played in Adrian Mutu to score.

Palermo pulled one back through Fábio Simplício's close range effort in the 50th minute, but Mutu restored Fiorentina's two-goal cushion just after the hour.

Elsewhere in Serie A on Sunday:

Cagliari logo
2 - 0
Chievo logo
Reggina logo
2 - 0
Lecce logo
Sampdoria logo
2 - 0
Bologna logo

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