Udinese downs Torino to end skid

Udine, Italy ( - Udinese snapped a four-match winless streak on Sunday by notching a 3-2 home win against Torino, marking the first home success for the club since Oct. 26.

With just one point from its last four games, Udinese was in need of a positive result, but the club fell behind in the 15th minute to a goal from Fabio Quagliarella, who headed home Alexander Farnerud's cross after eluding his marker.

However, Antonio Di Natale had the hosts back on level terms a few minutes later when he pounced on a loose ball inside the penalty area and beat goalkeeper Daniele Padelli.

Udinese went up 2-1 in the 25th on an own goal from Cristian Molinaro as he redirected a corner kick into his net while under pressure from Panagiotis Kone.

Quagliarella came close to equalizing just before halftime when his volley struck the post, while Molla Wague extended the lead for the hosts to 3-1 as he latched on to a cross to Di Natale to head the ball past Padelli.

A deflected volley from Marco Benassi in the 69th minute reduced the deficit to 3-2 for Torino, but the visitors were denied a point in the closing stages as Udinese goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis denied both Amauri and Quagliarella at close range.

Second-place Roma was held to a 0-0 draw at Chievo, marking the club's eighth stalemate in nine Serie A games, while Napoli squandered a two-goal lead in the second half against Inter Milan and had to settle for a 2-2 draw.

Goals from Marek Hamsik and Gonzalo Higuain had Napoli in a prime position, but after Rodrigo Palacio pulled a goal back for Inter, Henrique was sent off for a foul inside the penalty area, allowing Mauro Icardi to score the equalizer from the spot with three minutes to play.

Parma was able to return to action despite its financial difficulties on Sunday and the club earned a 0-0 draw with Atalanta, Federico Barba scored in the 66th minute to help Empoli to a 1-1 draw with Genoa, and Palermo's match at Cesena finished 0-0.