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Stadio Giuseppe Meazza 26th March 2014 - Kick off 19:45

Inter Inter Milan vs Udinese Udinese

Inter woes continue

Last Updated: 27/03/14 10:43pm

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Mauro Icardi of Inter wins a header

Mauro Icardi of Inter wins a header

Inter Milan turned in another toothless display as they were held to a goalless draw at home to Udinese.

After missing key chances in a 2-1 home defeat to Atalanta at the weekend, Inter suffered again in front of the San Siro fans to leave themselves vulnerable in fifth place.

They dominated in possession, but had just a handful of chances, the best of them late on when Esteban Cambiasso's powerful shot was palmed clear and Maurizio Domizzi acrobatically blocked Danilo D'Ambrosio's header on the rebound.

Indeed, it seemed just as likely that they might be caught on the break, with Udinese having the best chance of a drab first half when Bruno Fernandes saw a drilled effort well saved by ex-Udinese goalkeeper Samir Handanovic before Inter's defence scrambled clear a follow-up effort from Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu.

Inter had been restricted to long-range efforts, but Fredy Guarin - disappointing just days after signing a new deal with the club - and Rodrigo Palacio missed the target.

Visiting goalkeeper Simone Scuffet had more to do in the second half, pushing clear Andrea Ranocchia's effort early on, but it was not until after the hour mark that Inter showed enough to have the home supporters believe a breakthrough was coming.

Palacio turned inside the area to fire in a shot Scuffet did well to clear before the goalkeeper stretched to keep out a Hernanes effort from the edge of the area.

Walter Samuel and Palacio eached wasted free headers while Mauro Icardi somehow cleared the crossbar from close range, but Udinese's goal was living a charmed life and after Domizzi got back to block D'Ambrosio's header, they could be sure of a point.

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Italian Serie A

Italian Serie A
Pos Team P Pts
1 Juventus 28 67
2 Roma 28 53
3 Lazio 28 52
4 Sampdoria 28 48
5 Napoli 28 47
6 Fiorentina 28 46
7 Torino 28 39
8 AC Milan 28 38
9 Genoa 27 37
10 Inter Milan 28 37
11 Palermo 28 35
12 Udinese 27 33
13 Empoli 28 33
14 Sassuolo 28 32
15 Chievo 28 32
16 Verona 28 32
17 Atalanta 28 26
18 Cagliari 28 21
19 Cesena 28 21
20 Parma 26 9