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(ATT 13,000) 3rd March 2013 - Kick off 14:00 Ref: C Russo

Pescara Pescara vs Udinese Udinese

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Di Natale adds to Pescara problems

Last Updated: 03/03/13 5:00pm

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Antonio Di Natale celebrates his goal

Antonio Di Natale celebrates his goal

Pescara's recent woes continued after Antonio Di Natale's 150th Serie A goal was enough to earn the three points for Udinese.

Serie A's second-bottom club headed into the encounter at the Stadio Adriatico-Giovanni Cornacchia in awful form after losing six of their last seven matches and, sadly for them, that poor form continued.

The home side could have taken the lead inside the opening minute, but Elvis Abbruscato headed over Manuel Blasi's right wing cross.

The visitors took full advantage of that missed opportunity seven minutes later when Luis Muriel's cross from the right was converted by Di Natale from close range.

Zeljko Brkic pulled off a decent save in the 12th minute to keep out Emmanuel Cascione's long-range free-kick, while Luciano Zauri missed the target 10 minutes later from distance.

Muriel was causing havoc down the Udinese right and once again he crossed for Abbruscato - but once again he could not find the target.

Two minutes before the break Udinese could have been two ahead but Ivan Pelizzoli did well to keep out Thomas Heurtaux's shot.

Vladimir Weiss was denied by Brkic two minutes into the second period before Muriel's effort from distance flew over Pelizzoli's bar.

After 65 minutes Cascione failed to find the target from distance as Pescara found chances hard to come by.

Gianluca Caprari was the next home player to fail to test Brkic as time ran out for the home side.

In truth Udinese went closest to scoring the closing stages after Loureiro Allan beat two players before firing an effort on goal which ended up just wide of the post.

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Italian Serie A

Italian Serie A
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1 Juventus 34 79
2 Roma 34 64
3 Lazio 34 63
4 Napoli 34 59
5 Fiorentina 34 52
6 Sampdoria 34 51
7 Genoa 34 50
8 Inter Milan 34 49
9 Torino 33 48
10 Palermo 34 43
11 AC Milan 34 43
12 Udinese 34 41
13 Chievo 34 41
14 Verona 34 40
15 Empoli 33 38
16 Sassuolo 34 37
17 Atalanta 34 33
18 Cagliari 34 27
19 Cesena 34 24
20 Parma 34 16