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Stadio Friuli 30th March 2013 - Kick off 14:00 Ref: Piero Giacomelli

Udinese Udinese vs Bologna Bologna

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Goalless draw at Udinese

Last Updated: 30/03/13 6:05pm

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Antonio Di Natale missed from the penalty spot

Antonio Di Natale missed from the penalty spot

Antonio Di Natale spurned the chance to get Udinese's Serie A season back on track as he missed a second-half penalty in his side's goalless draw against Bologna on Saturday.

The home side won the spot-kick in the 65th minute after Saphir Sliti Taider fouled Roberto Pereyra in the box, but Di Natale was denied by a fine save by Bologna keeper Gianluca Curci.

The visitors went into the game looking to bounce back from their home loss to Juventus two weeks ago, while Udinese were also short on confidence after a 3-1 defeat at Catania last time out.

The home side started well with Pereyra fashioning a chance from close range in the 14th minute but the impressive Curci got in to block his shot.

And Bologna responded three minutes later by coming close themselves when Panagiotis Kone flashed an effort just over the bar from inside the box.

Curci came to Bologna's rescue again in the 28th minute when Brazilian pair Maicosuel and Gabriel Silva combined before the latter's low shot was deflected onto the post by the keeper.

Curci also saved from Dusan Basta before Udinese's impressive first period came to a close with Andrea Lazzari striking the post from the edge of the box.

Bologna looked better at the start of the second half with Lazaros Christodoupoulos coming close from long range, before Di Natale's spot-kick gave the visitors a reprieve.

Udinese substitute Luis Muriel tried an acrobatic bicycle kick in the 74th minute but the hosts' frustrating afternoon was completed when Di Natale fired high in the box with nine minutes left.

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Italian Serie A

Italian Serie A
Pos Team P Pts
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