Posted: Saturday April 27, 2013 1:58 PM

Udinese beats Cagliari 1-0 in Serie A

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MILAN (AP) -Udinese kept its Europa League hopes alive with a 1-0 win against Cagliari in Serie A on Saturday, picking up its fourth consecutive victory.

Roberto Pereyra scored in the 56th minute, curling an effort into the bottom right corner from the edge of the penalty area.

Pereyra had smashed Gabriel Silva's cross onto the underside of the crossbar from close range in the first half.

Cagliari striker Mauricio Pinilla was sent off in stoppage time.

Udinese moves provisionally into fifth place ahead of the weekend's other fixtures.

The match was held at the Stadio Nereo Rocco in Trieste, where Cagliari is playing after abandoning its troubled Is Arenas stadium.

Struggling Atalanta picked up a crucial point with a 1-1 draw against Bologna.

Second-place Napoli visits bottom club Pescara later.
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