Udinese continue unbeaten run
Udinese continued their push for a place in the UEFA Champions League next season with a 2-0 victory over Catania at the Stadio Friuli.
They move back above Lazio into fourth place, just six points adrift of Serie A leaders AC Milan. Catania struggled to stay in the game and remain just four points above the relegation zone.
Udinese demonstrated the kind of football which has taken them to the dizzy heights of the top five in Serie A, despite having started the season with four defeats.
An excellent team move culminated in Di Natale hitting the back of the net in the seventh minute, but the goal was ruled out for offside.
Alexis Sanchez set up Di Natale for another chance seven minutes later, but he was unable to provide the finish from the edge of the penalty area.
Catania had a couple of chances, with Francesco Lodi's shot blocked and Gonzalo Bergessio shooting wide only moments before Udinese went in front. Inler's volley from just outside the area left Mariano Andujar with no chance in the 22nd minute.
The home side were gifted the chance to double their lead in the 74th minute when Sanchez was brought down by Giuseppe Marchese inside the penalty area.
Di Natale stepped up to send Andujar the wrong way and score his 25th goal of the season, five more than any other striker in Serie A, and remain on course for the golden boot award for the second season running.
That was enough to seal the points for Udinese, who might now turn their attention towards the Scudetto and not only the prospect of European football.