MILAN — Udinese beat nine-man Genoa 2-0 to move into the Champions League playoff place while Napoli’s chances were dealt a potentially mortal blow with a 2-0 defeat at Bologna in Serie A Sunday.
Lazio stayed in the hunt by winning 2-0 at Atalanta and Fabrizio Miccoli scored a hat trick as Palermo was held 4-4 at home to Chievo in a match during which both sides squandered two-goal leads.
Antonio di Natale and Antonio Floro Flores scored in each half for Udinese against opponents who had Juraj Kucka and Rodrigo Palacio both sent off before halftime.
Udinese moved into third place, which would earn it a place in the final round of the Champions League qualifying competition, with 61 points from 37 games, one ahead of Lazio and three ahead of Napoli.
Libor Kozan and Lorik Cana scored to give Lazio the points at Atalanta, while goals from Alessandro Diamanti and Matteo Rubin sank Napoli.
Marco Rigoni scored a hat trick, including two penalties, to give Novara a 3-0 win over Cesena in a meeting of two teams who have already been relegated.
On Saturday, Fiorentina secured its Serie A status with a 1-0 win at fellow struggler Lecce as Roma’s faint European hopes were left hanging by a thread after a 2-2 home draw with Catania.
Feyenoord earns Champs berth
Feyenoord earned a Champions League berth Sunday after beating SC Heerenveen 3-1 in the final round of the Dutch league.
Feyenoord finished second, one spot in front of PSV Eindhoven, which beat last-place Excelsior Rotterdam 3-1. That defeat relegated Excelsior. Heerenveen and PSV will feature in the Europa league next season.
Porto beats Sporting
FC Porto celebrated its recently won Portuguese league title with a 2-0 victory over Sporting Lisbon thanks to Hulk’s double Saturday. Also, Benfica locked up second place with one round to go after downing the relegated Leiria 1-0, while Braga secured third place with a 1-0 win over Beira-Mar. — Agencies