Roma go 3rd; Inter sink in Genoa
Milan: AS Roma confirmed their return to form with a 2-0 win at Udinese to move third in Serie A as Inter Milan fell back into crisis with a 2-0 loss in Genoa.
Inter had looked to have put their poor run going back two months behind them with a 2-1 success against Bologna but the revival was short lived as they suffered a fifth consecutive defeat in Genoa.
Luciano Spallettis side, who were top of Serie A two months ago and unbeaten until December 16, are now fourth and could fall to fifth if Lazio, who lost last weekend to Genoa, beat Verona on Monday.
Cengiz Under and Diego Perotti scored in the second half in Udine as Roma, with 50 points from 25 games, jump two points ahead of Inter.
Serie A leaders Napoli, who have 63 points, and champions Juventus, one point behind in second, are both in action on Sunday.
Inter defender Andrea Ranocchia turned the ball into his own net for Genoas first goal on the stroke of half-time with former Inter forward Goran Pandev scoring the second.
In Turin, Alex Sandro put Juventus top of Serie A with a 1-0 derby win against Torino.
Brazilian Sandro scored after 33 minutes for the six-time defending champions who dominated despite being weakened by injuries and losing top scorer Gonzalo Higuain to an early knock.
Juventus have 65 points from 25 games, two points ahead of Napoli who host struggling SPAL later in the day.
Massimiliano Allegri's side -- held 2-2 by Tottenham in their Champions League home tie in Turin this week -- were without injured Mario Mandzukic, Blaise Matuidi and Juan Cuadrado, with Paulo Dybala and Federico Bernardeschi starting on the bench.
Dybala made his comeback from a hamstring injury.