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Udinese and Lazio win as Inter lose again

Udinese moved to within six points of the Serie A summit after a 3-1 victory at Bologna, on a night when secured a narrow win and sent to another defeat.

Stefano Pioli’s Bologna were unbeaten in seven outings ahead of their meeting with , but Udiense ran out comfortable winners thanks to Antonio Di Natale’s 38th-minute penalty, his eighth goal in eight league games, and second-half efforts from Dušan Basta and Antonio Floro Flores.

Miroslav Klose’s strike kept Lazio level on 45 points with Udinese as they beat 1-0, while Napoli piled more misery on Claudio Ranieri’s Inter. Ezequiel Lavezzi’s fourth goal in three games in all competitions earned Napoli, a 1-0 victory that lifted them to fifth in the table, whereas Inter’s fifth defeat in six Serie A sorties leaves them seventh.

Earlier in the day, Germán Denis registered a hat-trick as humbled 4-1, and Siena overcame Palermo by the same scoreline. Elsewhere, there were home wins for Catania and Chievo Verona against Novara and Cesena respectively, and ecce prevailed 2-1 at Cagliari.