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Stadio Friuli (ATT 13,000) 15th December 2013 - Kick off 14:00 Ref: Massimiliano Irrati

Udinese Udinese vs Torino Torino


Torino 2

A Farnerud (48)
C Immobile (75)

Torino triumph at Udinese

Last Updated: 15/12/13 5:14pm

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Gabriel Silva and Ciro Immobile battle for the ball

Gabriel Silva and Ciro Immobile battle for the ball

Torino continued their impressive run of form with a 2-0 win over Udinese at Stadio Friuli.

Second-half goals from Alexander Farnerud and Ciro Immobile proved the difference as Torino climbed to seventh in Serie A on the back of their third win in four games.

For Udinese the picture is far more bleak, with Sunday's result meaning they have now won just one of their last six league games and drop to 15th in the standings, four points above the relegation zone.

Antonio Di Natale, back in the Udinese line-up after a thigh problem, had an early opening for the hosts but fired over in what was to prove a rare chance in a listless first 45 minutes.

Torino also failed to fire in the opening half, Immobile spurning their only decent chance after being played in by Alessio Cerci's smart backheel.

The second half could only be an improvement on the first and just three minutes after the restart the deadlock was broken when Farnerud turned in from close range after more good work by Cerci.

Udinese dredged up an immediate response with Dusan Basta's well-hit shot from the edge of the area forcing Daniele Padell into a good tip over.

Substitute Nico Lopez also flashed an effort just over as Udinese continued to pour forward, but their pressing proved their undoing in the 75th minute when Matteo Darmian broke free down the channel and sent over a cross for Immobile to head home.

Di Natale might have set up a grandstand finish had his 83rd-minute header carried enough power to trouble Padelli, but Torino were instead allowed to see the game out in relative comfort.

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Italy Serie A

Italy Serie A
Pos Team P Pts
1 Juventus 34 90
2 Roma 34 82
3 Napoli 34 68
4 Fiorentina 34 58
5 Inter Milan 34 56
6 Parma 34 51
7 AC Milan 34 51
8 Torino 34 49
9 Verona 34 49
10 Lazio 34 49
11 Atalanta 34 46
12 Sampdoria 34 41
13 Udinese 34 39
14 Genoa 34 39
15 Cagliari 34 36
16 Chievo 34 30
17 Sassuolo 34 28
18 Bologna 34 28
19 Livorno 34 25
20 Catania 34 23