Udinese seize the initiative

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Updated: February 5, 2014

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Udinese took advantage of playing the first leg of their Coppa Italia semifinal at home by seizing a 2-1 initiative over Fiorentina.

Former Italian international Di Natale gave Udinese the lead just before the break while Fiorentina’s Vargas put them on level terms with a screamer.

Against the run of play Colombian  Luis Muriel scored the winner to give the home team the advantage and a sniff of their first major trophy.

Roma host Napoli tonight in the other semifinal.