Europe: Di Natale sinks Juventus

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Antonio Di Natale continued his fairytale week with a goal in Udinese's 1-0 win at Juventus in Serie A yesterday.

Di Natale, who scored both goals in Italy's 2-1 win in Ukraine in last Wednesday's Euro 2008 qualifier, headed in just after the break. Roma now lead the table as the only side with three wins from three after the Brazilian defender Juan scored on his debut and Francesco Totti scored late on in a 2-0 win at Reggina.

Hernan Crespo's first-half finish helped the champions, Internazionale, to a 2-0 home win over Catania, who protested that the Argentine was offside. Cesar added a second 10 minutes from time as Inter moved up to second place, on seven points.

In Spain, Atletico Madrid stumbled to a 1-1 draw at promoted Real Murcia yesterday while Villarreal snatched a late victory against Real Mallorca.

Atletico looked to be headed for their first win of the campaign after Sergio Aguero put away Yourkas Seitaridis's cross in the 15th minute for his second goal of the season. However, Murcia's Francisco Gallardo struck a late equaliser when he collected a sweeping pass, wrong-footed Costinha and rifled a shot into the far corner.

The result leaves Atletico with two points, seven behind their local rivals, the league leaders Real Madrid, who beat Almeria 3-1 on Saturday.

Villarreal beat Mallorca 1-0 after Nihat Kahveci's long-range free-kick seven minutes from time went into the top corner. The Valencia-based team were fortunate, though, after a late Mallorca headed goal was ruled offside.

Espanyol won 1-0 at home to Getafe and Deportivo La Coruña also won 1-0 at home, against a disappointing Real Betis.