Apr 19, 2014 at 2pm UK at ​Stadio Friuli
Fernandes (54')
Pinzi (1'), Pereyra (37')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Callejon (39')
Fernandez (20'), Behrami (65'), Jorginho (76')
Fernandez (89')

Result: Napoli held by Udinese

Udinese hold Napoli to a 1-1 draw in their Serie A match at the Stadio Friuli in Udine.

Udinese have come from behind to claim a 1-1 draw in their Serie A match against Napoli at the Stadio Friuli in Udine.

Udinese's Bruno Fernandes celebrates after scoring his team's first goal against Napoli during the Serie A match on April 19, 2014© Getty Images

After a quiet opening period, Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu had the first clear sight of goal when he was slipped into the box and saw his effort blocked by Pepe Reina.

Napoli soon created an opening of their own, but Marek Hamsik could not get enough power on his header to seriously trouble Simone Scuffet.

Badu should have given Udinese the lead on the half-hour mark, but after being picked out in the box by Gabriel Silva, he directed his header wide of the post.

The hosts began to see more of the ball as the game progressed and Reina had to be alert to hold on to Bruno Fernandes's swerving long-range effort.

With six minutes of the first half left to play, Jose Callejon fired Napoli ahead with a powerful volley from just inside the box.

Napoli's Maria Callejon celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Udinese during the Serie A match on April 19, 2014© Getty Images

At the start of the second half Lorenzo Insigne was close to extending his side's lead, but curled his low strike from close range just wide of the far post.

In the 54th minute Udinese were gifted an equaliser following a defensive mix-up from the visitors. Reina poorly gave the ball away to Giampiero Pinzi, who then played in Fernandes to curl a first-time strike into the far corner of the net.

Insigne was inches away from restoring Napoli's lead, but bent his strike from the edge of the box narrowly over the bar.

Napoli's chances of taking three points from the match took a blow when Federico Fernandez was sent off in the final minute for a second booking.

Fernanes tried to snatch the win for Udinese in stoppage time, but saw his long-range effort go wide of the post as the game finished level.

Napoli's Maria Callejon celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Udinese during the Serie A match on April 19, 2014
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