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Juventus temporarily takes Serie A lead with win over Udinese

IANS  |  Rome 

Italian football managed to temporarily take the top spot in the standings from Napoli with a 2-0 victory against Udinese in the 28th week of the league.

Argentine forward scored both goals for Juve at minutes 20 and 49, while teammate and compatriot missed a penalty kick in the 38th minute during Sunday's tie, reports

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

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

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 tied 2-2 while Sassuolo and SPAL also settled for a 1-1 draw.

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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 12:42 IST
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