Cagliari beats Udinese 3-0 in Serie A

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ROME (AP) -- With speculation swirling that the Sardinian club could be sold, Cagliari kept its focus to beat visiting Udinese 3-0 Sunday in the Serie A lunchtime fixture.

Colombian forward Victor Ibarbo put Cagliari ahead in the 18th minute, Uruguayan midfielder Matias Vecino doubled the lead in the 81st and Macedonian midfielder Agim Ibraimi found the target in the 89th.

Udinese captain Antonio Di Natale threatened several times in the first half, hitting the crossbar with a deflected shot on one occasion.

The victory moved Cagliari level with Udinese in 12th place.

Cagliari president Massimo Cellino attended the match, his first stadium appearance since January. Eleonora Sport Ltd., which is run by the Cellino family, is on the verge of taking over a 75 percent stake in fallen English power Leeds.