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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 25 58
2 Roma 25 49
3 Napoli 25 45
4 Lazio 25 43
5 Fiorentina 25 42
6 Sampdoria 25 39
7 Genoa 24 36
8 Torino 25 36
9 Inter Milan 25 35
10 AC Milan 25 34
11 Palermo 25 34
12 Sassuolo 25 29
13 Udinese 24 28
14 Empoli 25 28
15 Verona 25 28
16 Chievo 25 25
17 Atalanta 25 23
18 Cagliari 25 20
19 Cesena 25 19
20 Parma 23 10