Muriel gives Udinese the edge
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Substitute Luis Muriel scored the winner with eight minutes left to give Udinese a valuable first-leg lead over Fiorentina in their Coppa Italia semi-final.

Muriel swung the momentum back in favour of the Udine club after Juan Manuel Vargas had made it 1-1 a minute before half-time.

Udinese went ahead through Antonio Di Natale with 36 minutes on the clock.

The sides meet again next Tuesday for the right to face Napoli or Roma.