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Artemio Franchi (ATT 9,500) 3rd March 2013 - Kick off 14:00 Ref: P Tagliavento

Siena Siena vs Atalanta Atalanta

Siena 0

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Atalanta 2

G Bonaventura (3, 67)

Bonaventura double sinks Siena

Last Updated: 03/03/13 4:55pm

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Two-goal Giacomo Bonaventura celebrates

Two-goal Giacomo Bonaventura celebrates

Giacomo Bonaventura scored in either half to move Atalanta nine points clear of the Serie A drop zone with a 2-0 victory over Siena.

Bonaventura opened the scoring with a cracking strike in the opening minutes and sealed the win midway through the second half with another fine effort.

Siena remain in the final relegation spot, five points adrift of safety.

This game represented a very good opportunity for the hosts to close that gap against fellow strugglers Atalanta.

But they got off to the worst possible start when Bonaventura exchanged passes with Argentinian forward German Denis before firing into the top corner from the edge of the box in the third minute.

To their credit, it was all Siena for the rest of the half and Innocent Emeghara nearly levelled proceedings but his close-range shot was blocked on the line by Cristian Raimondi before the visitors cleared the danger.

Nerazzurri goalkeeper Andrea Consigli saved well from Alessandro Rosina's effort from distance, while Brazilian centre-back Felipe was guilty of missing the target from close range.

Siena's poor finishing nearly came back to haunt them as Denis' effort on the edge of the box cannoned off the crossbar just after the interval.

The former Napoli and Udinese striker was guilty of more poor finishing when he headed wide of the post, with Siena goalkeeper Gianluca Pegolo well beaten.

Team-mate Bonaventura showed him how it is done with a classy curling finish in the 67th minute following a quick counter-attack involving Marko Livaja and Raimondi.

That seemed to take the wind out of Siena's sails and although Rosina went close late on with a long-range strike, they ultimately drew a blank.

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Italian Serie A

Italian Serie A
Pos Team P Pts
1 Juventus 31 73
2 Lazio 31 58
3 Roma 32 58
4 Napoli 31 53
5 Sampdoria 31 50
6 Fiorentina 31 49
7 Inter Milan 32 45
8 Genoa 31 44
9 Torino 31 44
10 AC Milan 32 43
11 Palermo 31 41
12 Udinese 32 38
13 Sassuolo 31 36
14 Chievo 31 36
15 Verona 31 36
16 Empoli 31 34
17 Atalanta 31 30
18 Cesena 31 23
19 Cagliari 31 21
20 Parma 31 13