Jan 15 (Gracenote) - Results and standings from the Serie A matches on Sunday Sunday, January 15 Cagliari 4 Genoa 1 Fiorentina 2 Juventus 1 Lazio 2 Atalanta Bergamo 1 Napoli 3 Pescara 1 Sampdoria 0
While it may have been the easy angle to suggest that today’s match would mirror last week’s encounter with Genoa, it (by and large) proved true. Almost immediately, Roma threatened the Udinese goal, with Edin Dzeko nearly chipping Orestis Karnezis early in the match, followed by several other flurries from the Giallorossi. And, much like last week, Roma eventually found a goal, though this one was by their own accord, before intermittently grabbing and relinquishing the initiative against a mediocre opponent, exposing several cracks in the Roman facade along the way. With Radja Nainggolan, Stephan El Shaarawy and Edin Dzeko charging at head seemingly at will, this one seemed destined for a repeat
* Juve only a point clear after losing 2-1 at Fiorentina * Second-placed Roma close gap with 1-0 win at Udinese * Napoli stay in third after 3-1 success over Pescara * Lazio beat Atalanta 2-1 with both coaches sent off (Re-casts with Fiorentina v Juventus) MILAN, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Serie A leaders Juventus suffered a 2-1 defeat at mid-table Fiorentina on Sunday as the Serie A title race came alive following a niggly, bad-tempered but pulsating match. Juve's fourth league reverse of the season, all away from home, meant their lead at the top was cut to one point after second-placed AS Roma beat Udinese 1-0 away despite a shocking penalty miss from their leading scorer Edin Dzeko.