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Livorno didn't win in last 7 matches ... Udinese just stopped their fatal race of 14 matches without a victory. So it's match of 2 clubs in crisis. I think Livorno will win this time, thir loses were very small, this is time for 3 points for them.
 

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Nearly Ht 0-1... Iaquinta with the goal, if you hold on you move away from the bottom 3 again which is needed.
 

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Serie A Week 33 - 8/4/06 (17.00 UK)
Livorno 0 - 2 Udinese
Iaquinta 35 (U), Natali 53 (U)
Stadio Picchi

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Carlo Mazzone matched the all-time Serie A record of 787 games, but with his sixth consecutive defeat to strugglers Udinese, it could also be his last. It's the Friuli outfit's first away win since November 27.

The two elder statesmen of Serie A came face to face at the Stadio Armando Picchi, as Udinese boss Giovanni Galeone is 65 and Livorno's Carlo Mazzone recently turned 69. The Amaranto tactician was under serious pressure after five straight defeats, while Galeone was still unbeaten in the League since replacing Nestor Sensini and Loris Dominissini.

It was a magical moment nonetheless for Mazzone, who with this match equalled Nereo Rocco's record of 787 games in the top flight.

The injured Francesco Coco, Giampiero Pinzi and Marco Motta were out of action, while Jorge Vargas is suspended for the home side.

Gennaro Ruotolo had a good chance after 90 seconds, but Morgan De Sanctis was at full stretch to capture it, while an acrobatic Antonio Di Natale attempt was over the bar.

Vincent Candela accidentally elbowed Stefano Morrone between the eyes and the midfielder was stretchered off in a dazed state. He was able to continue after treatment.

Stefano Argilli charged down Iaquinta's volley from seven yards to allow Marco Amelia a save, while Cesare Natali pushed a Sulley Ali Muntari free kick over.

Udinese hit the back of the net on 33 minutes with Barreto's angled drive, but the referee had already correctly stopped play for an offside position.

However, moments later the Friuli side was able to celebrate after all. Iaquinta tapped in Vincent Candela's low pass from close range, even if it took two attempts to beat Amelia, for his first goal since February.

Within 60 seconds Cristiano Lucarelli had gone close to an equaliser, his looping header over the bar from Raffaele Palladino's cross. Lucarelli also skimmed the woodwork with a right-footed free kick.

Livorno made two changes at half-time with Cesar Prates and Giuseppe Colucci coming on for Ruotolo and Dario Passoni.

Palladino's snapshot from distance was well held, but it was Udinese who doubled their lead on 53 minutes. Natali was allowed to jump above the crowd to nod in a corner kick and infuriate the Livorno crowd.

It was almost 3-0, as Amelia parried a Chris Obodo long-range strike into the path of Antonio Di Natale, whose lob settled on to the roof of the net.

Cesar Prates had a good chance for the Amaranto, drilling his volley wide from the D, then Lucarelli's header from a Colucci cross was straight into the arms of De Sanctis.

A promising opportunity was ruled out because substitute Bakayoko fouled the goalkeeper.

Udinese had a goal disallowed for Iaquinta's offside position as he turned in a parried Muntari header. The striker didn't take the decision well, even though replays show it was correct, and was sent off for dissent. Even after they went down to 10 men, the visitors were never troubled.

In protest at Livorno's sixth consecutive defeat, a large group of the Livorno fans walked out with 20 minutes to go. Others gathered around President Aldo Spinelli's seat in the stands and hurled abuse at the man who forced Coach Roberto Donadoni to resign when the team was in fifth place.

In stoppages, David Balleri lost consciousness after a clash of heads with Jose Luis Vidigal and had to be stretchered off with an ice-pack on his temple.

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Livorno: Amelia; Grandoni, Argili, Galante; Balleri, Morrone, De Ascentis, Passoni (Colucci 46), Ruotolo (Cesar Prates 46); Palladino (Bakayoko 55), C Lucarelli

Udinese: De Sanctis; Zenoni, Natali, Zapata, Felipe; Obodo, Candela, Muntari (Tissone 80); Barreto (Vidigal 87), Iaquinta, Di Natale (Bertotto 67)

Ref: De Santis

Sent off: Iaquinta 66 (U)

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finally ... I watch the match too Ari :)

and I really satisfied with this victory :D
our players have shown their best performance ... especially our keeper!! :star:

although we played with ten person, but we could make it tough till the last minute ... :thumbsup:
 

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Auguri for the overdue win :thumbsup: hopefully a huge step towards survival. :hopefull:
 

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Iaquinta given two-match ban Tuesday 11 April, 2006

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Udinese will have to continue their battle against relegation without Vincenzo Iaquinta, who has been handed a two-match ban.

The striker ended his goal-scoring drought in Saturday’s 2-0 victory away to Livorno, but was sent off for dissent.

The referee’s report on the phrases he used when insulting a linesman prompted the Disciplinary Commission’s decision to inflict a two-match ban.

Italian international Iaquinta will miss the trip to Udinese and the game against Chievo at the Stadio Friuli.

Julio Ricardo Cruz will also be banned for the Milan derby following his red card for dissent in the 2-1 victory at Ascoli.

Another 11 players have been suspended for Serie A Week 34: Ivan Franceschini (Reggina), Marco Cassetti e Mirko Vucinic (Lecce), Marcello Castellini (Sampdoria), Alberto Giuliatto (Treviso), Roberto Guana (Lecce), Doni (Roma), Lilian Thuram (Juventus), Tomas Ujfalusi (Fiorentina), Marco Zanchi (Messina).

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