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Lazio Remain at Third Despite Palermo Trashing as Udinese Held by Cagliari

Lazio continue their woeful form after getting themselves battered by Palermo 5-1 in Serie A making lives obviously difficult for them although Edy Reja’s team still maintain the third place spot after their rival, Udinese, only managed a draw against Cagliari.

In other match, Roma previously picked up an important three points that keeps their chance in chasing the final Champions League spot after winning 1-0 against Parma.

In Sicily, Lazio’s make shift squad apparently wasn’t a match at all for Palermo who only needed 9 minutes before taking the lead through Edgar Baretto daisy cutter right in front of the penalty area. Massimo Donati extended the Rossanero’s lead after 20 minutes with a wonderful right footed shot that simply beaten Federico Marchetti all ends up as the midfield player’s strike was simply out of the goalie’s reach.

Mathias Silvestre closed the first half with Palermo’s third goal after his header found the net just few minutes before the half time whistle was blown. Things got even more depressing for the visitor early in the second half as the home team grabbed two early goals from Igor Budan and also Fabrizio Micolli, while Reja’s team only managed to pull one back with Libor Kozak’s late strike.

Luckily for Lazio, their third place spot remain in tack as Udinese only managed to level the Capital side’s point after Francesco Guidolin’s men only managed a draw at home against Cagliari. The absence of Antonio Di Natale along with Mauricio Isla apparently reduced the Friulani’s strength as they weren’t able to break down the Sardinian’s defense, despite getting several good goal scoring chances.

Meanwhile, Lazio’s city rival were victorious against Parma thanks to the goal from Fabio Borini, who is actually a player that is currently being loaned by the capital club from their opponent that Sunday. Borini’s goal arrived midway in the first period after his drilled shot beat Antonio Mirante on Parma’s goal, providing a pretty disappointing day for the Gialloblu, having their net being rattled by a youngster they actually owned.

Complete Results for Week 24 of Serie A:

Inter v Bologna 0-3; Fiorentina v Napoli 0-3; Juventus v Catania 3-1; Cesena v Milan 1-3; Lecce v Siena 4-1; Genoa v Chievo 0-1; Novara v Atalanta 0-0; Palermo v Lazio 5-1; Udinese v Cagliari 0-0