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Artemio Franchi (ATT 8,679) 18th February 2013 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: A Giannoccaro

Siena Siena vs Lazio Lazio

Siena 3

I Emeghara (6, 61)
A Rosina (23)

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Lazio 0

Siena climb off Serie A bottom

Last Updated: 18/02/13 11:01pm

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Innocent Emeghara: Twice on target for Siena

Innocent Emeghara: Twice on target for Siena

Siena moved off the bottom of the table as they completed a miserable weekend for the top three clubs in Serie A with a 3-0 win over Lazio.

With Juventus losing at Roma and Napoli held to a draw by Sampdoria, Lazio had the opportunity to make up ground on the top two, but they did not even make a contest of it against the struggling hosts in a one-sided game at the Stadio Artemio Franchi.

Innocent Emeghara was on target twice for Giuseppe Iachini's side, while Alessandro Rosina also beat Federico Marchetti in the Lazio goal.

The visitors rallied late on, but could not even find a consolation as they warmed up for their Europa League clash with Borussia Monchengladbach on Thursday night in far from ideal fashion.

The writing was on the wall for Lazio as early as the sixth minute when Emeghara put the Robur ahead.

Matteo Rubin raced down the left and his cross was met by Emeghera, who reached the ball ahead of Michael Ciani and lifted it into the roof of the net.

Lazio clearly did not learn their lesson and conceded an almost carbon copy in the 23rd minute.

This time it was the turn of Rosina to meet a left-wing cross from Rubin at the near post and lift the ball past Marchetti, with the aid of the far post.

An expected reaction from Vladimir Petkovic's men failed to materialise and Siena added a third on the hour mark.

Emeghara used his speed to get in between Giuseppe Biava and Marchetti to divert Rosina's header into the unguarded goal and complete the rout.

Lazio's response was too little and too late, with Hernanes' free-kick tipped over the crossbar by Gianluca Pegolo in the 79th minute and Ederson's effort tipped on to the top of the woodwork by the Siena goalkeeper a minute later.

Louis Saha sent a shot wide from 20 yards as Lazio failed even to get one back.

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Italian Serie A

Italian Serie A
Pos Team P Pts
1 Juventus 38 87
2 Roma 38 70
3 Lazio 38 69
4 Fiorentina 38 64
5 Napoli 38 63
6 Genoa 38 59
7 Sampdoria 38 56
8 Inter Milan 38 55
9 Torino 38 54
10 AC Milan 38 52
11 Palermo 38 49
12 Sassuolo 38 49
13 Verona 38 46
14 Chievo 38 43
15 Empoli 38 42
16 Udinese 38 41
17 Atalanta 38 37
18 Cagliari 38 34
19 Cesena 38 24
20 Parma 38 19