ANTONIO DI NATALE

  • Unsung Antonio Di Natale scores 200th Serie A goal 3 days ago

    Unsung Udinese forward Antonio Di Natale scored his 200th Serie A goal in the 1-1 draw against Chievo on Sunday, becoming only the seventh player to reach the milestone. The irrepressible 37-year-old, who backtracked on his decision to retire at the end of last season, struck with a half-volley from 12...
  • Udinese beat Parma 4-2 to move third in Serie A September 30, 2014

    Milan: Antonio Di Natale scored twice as Udinese beat struggling Parma 4-2 to move third in the Serie A standings on Monday. Palermo also remained mired at the bottom of the table after Filip Djordjevic's hat-trick helped consign Giuseppe Iachini's side to a 4-0 loss at home to Lazio. Parma took the...
  • Antonio Di Natale ends football career with a hat trick May 18, 2014

    Antonio Di Natale scored a hat trick to help Udinese draw 33 against Sampdoria in Serie A match on Saturday, then announced he was going back on his decision to retire this year. The 36yearold said a few months ago he would hang up his boots at the end of the...
  • AC Milan lose 1-0 at Udinese in Serie A March 9, 2014

    Milan: AC Milan lost 1-0 at Udinese in the Italian league on Saturday and failed to boost its confidence for the Champions League clash at Atletico Madrid next week. Antonio Di Natale scored the only goal in the 66th minute, finishing off a great team move by Udinese. "We're disappointed," Milan...
  • Former Italy striker Di Natale to quit at end of season January 7, 2014

    Rome: Udinese and former Italy striker Antonio di Natale said he would retire at the end of the season. The 36yearold played for Italy 42 times and scored 11 goals before quitting international football after the 2012 European Championship. "I've already made the decision, I've talked about it with my family and...
  • Ibrahimovic, Neymar nominated for FIFA best goal award November 11, 2013

    Zurich: Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Neymar are among 10 candidates in FIFA's Puskas Award for best goal of the year. FIFA says Ibrahimovic was nominated for his longrange bicycle kick against England in a friendly last November. Neymar was selected for his rightfoot shot for Brazil against Japan in the Confederations Cup in...
  • Udinese striker Di Natale extends contract July 10, 2013

    Udine: Udinese striker Antonio Di Natale has extended his contract with the Serie A club until the end of the 20142015 season. Di Natale had been linked with a move to AC Milan but the former Italy striker penned a new contract on Tuesday which also includes an option for the...
  • Antonio Di Natale scores as Udinese beat Lazio 10 April 21, 2013

    Rome: A spectacular scissorkick strike from Antonio Di Natale gave Udinese a 10 win over visitors Lazio on Saturday as they moved level on points with them in the Serie A fight for European places. The 35yearold striker met Gabriel Silva's floated cross with a perfectly timed midair volley that...
  • Udinese beat 10man Inter 30 in Serie A January 6, 2013

    Rome: Italy forward Antonio Di Natale scored twice to help Udinese beat 10man Inter Milan 30 Sunday and damage the Nerazzurri's waning chances of catching Serie A leader Juventus, as the Italian league got back to full gear after the holiday break. Di Natale put Udinese ahead in the 63rd minute...
  • Lazio beat Inter Milan 10 in Serie A December 16, 2012

    Milan: Lazio continued their impressive run of late with a 10 win over title rival Inter Milan in Serie A on Saturday. Miroslav Klose scored the only goal eight minutes from time to extend Lazio's unbeaten streak to nine in all competitions. Inter hit the post twice in quick succession in...
  • Udinese rally to stun Liverpool 32 in Europa League October 5, 2012

    London: Udinese produced a stirring comeback to beat Liverpool 32 away in the Europa League on Thursday, joining fellow Italian teams Inter Milan and Lazio in notching maiden groupstage victories in this season's competition. Trailing 10 at halftime at Anfield, Udinese stunned the fivetime European champions with a secondhalf fightback...
  • Balotelli, Di Natale are a study in contrasts June 11, 2012

    Gdansk (Poland): Mario Balotelli confirmed his reputation as an uncontrollable talent. Antonio Di Natale confirmed his as a lateblooming but utterly pure goalscorer. The study in contrasts could not have been greater between the two Italy forwards during Sunday's 11 draw with Spain at the European Championship. The 21yearold Balotelli earned one...