Udinese win places them in 3-way tie for 5th: Serie A
Atalanta closer to safety with draw at Genoa
Antonio Di Natale scored an acrobatic goal as Udinese beat Lazio 1-0 on Saturday to create a three-way tie for fifth place in Serie A in the hunt for precious Europa League spots.
In the 19th minute at Stadio Friuli, Di Natale redirected a cross from Gabriel Silva with a bicycle kick for his 18th Italian league goal of the season — moving him within four of league leader Edinson Cavani of Napoli.
Udinese, Lazio and Roma share fifth, with Roma set to host last-place Pescara on Sunday.
The fourth- and fifth-place finishers qualify for the Europa League.
Earlier, Atalanta moved closer to safety with a 1-1 draw at Genoa, which left the hosts stuck in the relegation zone.
Antonio Floro Flores put Genoa ahead in the sixth with a header and Atalanta defender Cristiano Del Grosso equalized two minutes later following a corner.
Atalanta, which began the season with a two-point penalty for match-fixing, is 12th. Genoa is third from bottom, one point ahead of Palermo, which visits Catania in a Sicilian derby on Sunday.
Atalanta coach Stefano Colantuono was expelled for protests in the second half.
On Sunday, Serie A leader Juventus hosts third-place AC Milan in a marquee matchup, while second-place Napoli faces Cagliari.