Juventus temporarily takes Serie A lead with win over Udinese

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Rome, March 12 (IANS) Italian football club Juventus managed to temporarily take the top spot in the Serie A standings from Napoli with a 2-0 victory against Udinese in the 28th week of the league.

Argentine forward Paulo Dybala scored both goals for Juve at minutes 20 and 49, while teammate and compatriot Gonzalo Higuain missed a penalty kick in the 38th minute during Sunday’s tie, reports Efe.

Juventus is now atop the standings, with 71 points, ahead of Napoli who drew Inter Milan 0-0, while Udinese is in 11th place, with 33 points.

Meanwhile, Crotone managed to jump out of the relegation zone and stun Sampdoria 4-1 at Ezio Scida Stadium.

Crotone forward Marcello Trotta scored goals in minutes 6 and 37, while Adrian Stoian scored in minute 23 and the fourth goal was a mistake by Sampdoria defender Matias Silvestre in the 58th minute.

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Duvan Zapata scored Sampdoria’s only goal in the match.

With the victory, Crotone climbed to 16th place, with 24 points, while Sampdoria remained in seventh place, with 44 points.

In other matches, Atalanta beat Bologna 1-0 on a goal by Marten de Roon at minute 87, reaching 41 points in eighth place. Cagliari and Lazio tied 2-2 while Sassuolo and SPAL also settled for a 1-1 draw.

–IANS

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