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Artemio Franchi (ATT 18,000) 16th December 2012 - Kick off 11:30 Ref: P Tagliavento

Fiorentina Fiorentina vs Siena Siena

Fiorentina 4

L Toni (15, 79)
D Pizarro (pen 18)
A Aquilani (45)


Siena 1

Reginaldo (70)
M Paci (S/O 87)

Fiorentina win Tuscan derby

Last Updated: 16/12/12 2:11pm

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Alberto Aquilani celebrates his goal.

Alberto Aquilani celebrates his goal.

Fiorentina moved into the top five of Serie A with a comfortable 4-1 win over local rivals Siena in a one-sided Tuscan derby.

Luca Toni and a David Pizarro penalty put Fiorentina in the driving seat within 20 minutes, with Alberto Aquilani wrapping up victory on the stroke of half time.

Reginaldo pulled a goal back for Siena, but Toni's second restored Fiorentina's three-goal advantage and took them to within two points of second-placed Inter Milan.

Siena ended the game with 10 men as Massimo Paci was shown a second yellow card, but there was no further punishment as Aquilani missed the resulting penalty.

Fiorentina needed just 45 minutes to wrap up victory at the Stadio Artemio Franchi.

Aquilani's 30-yarder in the fourth minute was a sign of things to come, and little over 10 minutes passed before the Viola were in front.

Manuel Pasqual's cross from the left was misjudged by Siena goalkeeper Gianluca Pegolo, leaving Toni to leap high and head the ball in from close range.

Three minutes later, Fiorentina had a penalty when Toni was fouled inside the box.

Although regular penalty-taker Stevan Jovetic was on the field, he instead passed on the duty to Pizarro, who had just returned from Chile following the funeral of his sister.

The midfielder managed to squeeze his penalty under Pegolo before being overcome by emotion.

The third goal came on the stroke of half-time when Jovetic spread play for Romulo, who sent the ball in low to Aquilani, who had a simple tap-in from close range.

Siena responded well in the second half and found a deserved consolation in the 70th minute when Alessandro Rosina put Reginaldo through on goal, and his powerful shot left Neto no chance.

It was no more than a consolation, though, with Toni getting his second and Fiorentina's fourth in the 79th minute, heading in Borgo Valero's cross from point-blank range.

It could have been five when Paci tugged the shirt of Mounir El Hamdaoui inside the penalty area to give away a penalty, but Aquilani stepped up to the spot and sent his shot high over the crossbar.

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Italian Serie A

Italian Serie A
Pos Team P Pts
1 Juventus 34 79
2 Roma 34 64
3 Lazio 34 63
4 Napoli 34 59
5 Fiorentina 34 52
6 Sampdoria 34 51
7 Genoa 34 50
8 Inter Milan 34 49
9 Torino 33 48
10 Palermo 34 43
11 AC Milan 34 43
12 Udinese 34 41
13 Chievo 34 41
14 Verona 34 40
15 Empoli 33 38
16 Sassuolo 34 37
17 Atalanta 34 33
18 Cagliari 33 24
19 Cesena 34 24
20 Parma 33 16