In-form Lazio have strengthened their hold on third position after they recorded an easy 3-0 win over Udinese at the Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday night in a rescheduled Italian Serie A game.
Portuguese international forward Nani scored for the second successive game just after the interval to double Lazio’s lead after the first half own goal from Udinese defender Samir.
Brazilian star Felipe Anderson wrapped up the comprehensive victory with the third goal just before the final whistle.
The win moves Lazio to 46 points in third position and three points clear of fourth-placed Inter Milan while Udinese also stay in 9th place with 29 points from the first 21 league games of the season.
In the other rescheduled Serie A game on Wednesday night, wantaway AS Roma striker Edin Dzeko scored a late equaliser to cancel out Fabio Quagliarela’s penalty opener on the stroke of halftime as both sides played out a 1-1 draw in front of the Sampdoria faithfuls.
Dzeko has been strongly linked with a move back to the Premier League having previously played for leaders Manchester City.
The Bosnian is a target for champions Chelsea and he could have played his last match for the capital club.
The draw means that AS Roma stay in fifth spot with 41points while Sampdoria (34 points) are one place down in sixth on the Serie A table.