Lazio was lucky to escape with a share of the points from a lacklustre scoreless draw away to Bologna which left it three points behind third-placed Napoli in the Italian League on Monday.
Lazio went into its 16th match of the campaign unbeaten in its last four fixtures and with a clean sheet in the last three away games.
But its bid to edge closer to the top three and pull three points clear of city rival Roma was undone by an enterprising Bologna side which dominated the second half and was unlucky not to secure all three points.
Earlier, Udinese had Danilo and Antonio Di Natale to thank for a 2-0 away win away at Sampdoria which pushed it up to eighth in the table just behind a resurgent AC Mian.
The results: Italian League: Sampdoria 0 lost to Udinese 2 (Danilo 17, Di Natale 28); Bologna 0 drew with Lazio 0.
Spanish League: Rayo Vallecano 0 lost to Real Zaragoza 2 (Zuculini 21, Apono 60). — Agencies