Cagliari put the brakes on Udinese's four-game winning streak at the Stadio Friuli today.
Having endured a woeful start to the campaign, Udinese's fortunes had changed and they were looking for their third straight victory at home.
Cagliari took a 12th-minute lead through Daniele Conti and despite having numerous scoring chances, all Udinese could muster was Antonio Floro Flores' equaliser on the stroke of half-time.
The result has left Cagliari still searching for their first win away from home and they are 12th in the standings.
Francesco Guidolin's Udinese are ninth.
Alexis Sanchez had the first chance of the game with his right-footed effort from the edge of the area going wide.
But it did not take long for the visitors to go in front.
Andrea Cossu's cross found Conti inside the area and his powerful drive beat Udinese goalkeeper Samir Handanovic.
The hosts had several chances to equalise before the half-hour mark but Giovanni Pasquale, Mauricio Isla and Antonio Di Natale's efforts were all off target.
Floro Flores should have made it 1-1 in the 39th minute but his header from Pasquale's cross was met by a good save from Cagliari goalkeeper Michael Agazzi.
Floro Flores made no mistake soon after though.
He nodded in Gokhan Inler's cross from the heart of the area to level the contest before half-time.
Both sides struggled to stamp their authority on the game after the re-start.
The match did come to life when Cagliari's Robert Acquafresca forced Handanovic to make a save from his angled effort inside the area in the 78th minute.
At the other end, Maurizio Domizzi's header went over the bar while Di Natale fired wide from a good angle.
That proved to be the last scoring opportunity of the contest.