Antonio Di Natale

  • Antonio Di Natale ends football career with a hat trick May 18, 2014

    Antonio Di Natale scored a hat trick to help Udinese draw 3-3 against Sampdoria in Serie A match on Saturday, then announced he was going back on his decision to retire this year. The 36-year-old 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 36-year-old 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 long-range bicycle kick against England in a friendly last November. Neymar was selected for his right-foot 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 2014-2015 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 1-0 April 21, 2013

    Rome: A spectacular scissor-kick strike from Antonio Di Natale gave Udinese a 1-0 win over visitors Lazio on Saturday as they moved level on points with them in the Serie A fight for European places. The 35-year-old striker met Gabriel Silva's floated cross with a perfectly timed mid-air volley that...
  • Udinese beat 10-man Inter 3-0 in Serie A January 6, 2013

    Rome: Italy forward Antonio Di Natale scored twice to help Udinese beat 10-man Inter Milan 3-0 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 1-0 in Serie A December 16, 2012

    Milan: Lazio continued their impressive run of late with a 1-0 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 3-2 in Europa League October 5, 2012

    London: Udinese produced a stirring comeback to beat Liverpool 3-2 away in the Europa League on Thursday, joining fellow Italian teams Inter Milan and Lazio in notching maiden group-stage victories in this season's competition. Trailing 1-0 at half-time at Anfield, Udinese stunned the five-time European champions with a second-half 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 late-blooming but utterly pure goalscorer. The study in contrasts could not have been greater between the two Italy forwards during Sunday's 1-1 draw with Spain at the European Championship. The 21-year-old Balotelli earned one...