Udinese win places them in 3-way tie for 5th: Serie A

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.

Atalanta closer to safety with draw at Genoa

Antonio Di Natale, right, of Udinese competes with Michael Ciani of Lazio on Saturday. (Dino Panato/Getty Images)

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.