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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 38 87
2 Roma 38 70
3 Lazio 38 69
4 Fiorentina 38 64
5 Napoli 38 63
6 Genoa 38 59
7 Sampdoria 38 56
8 Inter Milan 38 55
9 Torino 38 54
10 AC Milan 38 52
11 Palermo 38 49
12 Sassuolo 38 49
13 Verona 38 46
14 Chievo 38 43
15 Empoli 38 42
16 Udinese 38 41
17 Atalanta 38 37
18 Cagliari 38 34
19 Cesena 38 24
20 Parma 38 19