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Lazio remain third despite loss to Catania

Published: Sunday 18 March 2012, 19.54CET
Third-placed S.S. Lazio slipped to a 1-0 defeat at Calcio Catania, but Udinese Calcio failed to capitalise after surrendering a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at home to SSC Napoli.

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Published: Sunday 18 March 2012, 19.54CET

Lazio remain third despite loss to Catania

Third-placed S.S. Lazio slipped to a 1-0 defeat at Calcio Catania, but Udinese Calcio failed to capitalise after surrendering a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at home to SSC Napoli.

S.S. Lazio failed to consolidate third place in Serie A as they went down to a 1-0 defeat at Calcio Catania, while Udinese Calcio surrendered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at home to SSC Napoli. 

Catania have now gone six games unbeaten and had Nicola Legrottaglie to thank after the defender grabbed the winner 10 minutes from time – a result which leaves Edoardo Reja's side eight points behind second-placed Juventus. 

Hot on their heels are Napoli, who visited Udinese vying for a sixth consecutive league win, but that feat looked improbable after Giampiero Pinzi and Antonio Di Natale put the hosts in charge. The Partenopei were given hope following Diego Fabbrini's red card – and duly took advantage when Edinson Cavani made amends for missing a penalty by netting twice in the remaining nine minutes.

Meanwhile, Inter's hopes of playing European football next season took another blow in their goalless stalemate with Atalanta. Diego Milito's first-half penalty miss was as close as Claudio Ranieri's side got in a game of few chances.  

Cagliari Calcio ended a run of three consecutive defeats after Mauricio Pinilla's hat-trick inspired them to a 3-0 win against bottom club AC Cesena. In 19th, Novara Calcio recorded back-to-back victories for the first time this season as they downed AC Siena 2-0, while Bologna FC drew 2-2 with AC Chievo Verona and US Lecce's game against US Città di Palermo ended 1-1.

Last updated: 19/03/12 1.36CET

Results

Italian Serie A 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 22/03/2012 12:15 CET

18/03/2012

UdineseUdinese2-2NapoliNapoli

Pinzi 28, Di Natale 52

Cavani 81, 85

Venue: Udine

18/03/2012

LecceLecce1-1PalermoPalermo

Di Michele 6 (penalty)

Muñoz 15

Venue: Lecce

18/03/2012

InternazionaleInternazionale0-0AtalantaAtalanta

Venue: Milano

18/03/2012

SienaSiena0-2NovaraNovara

Rigoni 72, Porcari 81

Venue: Siena

18/03/2012

CataniaCatania1-0LazioLazio

Legrottaglie 80

Venue: Catania

18/03/2012

BolognaBologna2-2ChievoChievo

Di Vaio 59, Diamanti 81

Andreolli 26, Théréau 68

Venue: Bologna

18/03/2012

CagliariCagliari3-0CesenaCesena

Pinilla 14, 45+1 (penalty), 56 (penalty)

Venue: Cagliari

17/03/2012

FiorentinaFiorentina0-5JuventusJuventus

Vučinić 15, Vidal 28, Marchisio 54, Pirlo 67, Padoin 72

Venue: Firenze

17/03/2012

ParmaParma0-2MilanMilan

Ibrahimović 17 (penalty), Emanuelson 55

Venue: Parma

Standings

*Atalanta BC have had 6 points deducted
Last updated: 22/03/2012 12:15 CET

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