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LEGA CALCIO: Floro Flores scores a brace as Udinese beat lowly Reggina


Antonio Floro Flores scored two late goals on Sunday as Udinese beat nine-man Reggina 2-0 in Serie A as they bounced back from their midweek UEFA Cup loss.

Floro Flores reached Giovanni Pasquale’s cross to score in the 85th minute and he made it 2-0 in injury-time by shooting low inside the near post.

The loss leaves Reggina stranded at the bottom of the table on 20 points.

Udinese, who were beaten 3-1 by German club Werder Bremen on Thursday in the UEFA Cup, are 13th on 29 points.

Both teams missed penalties and Reggina had Maurizio Lanzaro and Antonio Barilla sent off for second yellow cards.

After an uneventful first half, Lanzaro pulled Floro Flores down at a corner. After the penalty was awarded, Lanzaro’s protests to referee Andrea De Marco went too far and he was sent off.

However, Maurizio Domizzi blasted the spot-kick over the crossbar.

Reggina went down to nine men when Barilla was dismissed in the 62nd minute.

Reggina nearly scored in the 70th minute when Franco Brienza rounded goalkeeper Samir Hamdanovic, but Domizzi cleared his shot off the line.

Brienza missed an even better chance in the 80th minute after teammate Luca Vigiani was brought down in the area, but Hamdanovic saved his penalty.

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