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Lazio midfielder Antonio Candreva believed that his side deserved more than a point from there hotly contested 0-0 draw with bottom half Udinese.

The 28-year-old told Mediaset Premium: “We were unlucky. In the last few minutes we were nervous and not ourselves. There was a confrontation of two different styles on the pitch today, we wanted the three points but we did not succeed.

“The result is regrettable because we created some important chances but failed to score.”

Despite lacking goals, the tie still produced plenty of entertainment. Udinese’s Danilo was sent off before half-time for two fouls on Filip Djordjevic, earning him a pair of yellow cards in the space of ten minutes.

Keita failed to convert an open goal for The Biancolesti, which proved costly. Substitute Alessandro Matri was given his marching orders five minutes from time for dissent, leaving a bad taste in the mouth at the final whistle.

Today’s draw leaves Stefan Pioli’s men in eight position in the Serie A table, six points of AS Roma who currently hold the final Europa League position in fifth.

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