Serie A roundup

First-place Juventus blanks Udinese

January 19, 2013
By Press Association

Paul Pogba scored twice as Juventus extended their lead at the top of Serie A to five points over Lazio and six over Napoli with a 4-0 home win over Udinese.

The French midfielder broke the deadlock with a stunning 35-yard effort before topping that with another goal from long range.

The floodgates then opened at the Juventus Stadium, with Mirko Vucinic and Alessandro Matri also getting in on the act as Antonio Conte's men took full advantage of Lazio's 2-2 draw at Palermo.

The Biancocelesti needed a late Hernanes penalty to take a point at lowly Palermo after having been undone by two second-half goals in as many minutes.

Arevalo Rios cancelled out Sergio Floccari's early opener with 20 minutes to go and Palermo took a lead moments later through Paulo Dybala.

Gian Piero Gasperini's strugglers failed to hold on, though, as Hernanes converted an 84th-minute spot-kick after Floccari was felled in the area by substitute Ezequiel Munoz.