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Serie A

  • January 7, 2012
  • • 12:00 PM
  • • Stadio Comunale Artemio Franchi - Montepaschi Arena, Siena
  • Referee: A. Gervasoni
  • • Attendance: 7623

Siena 4-0 Lazio: Destro and Calaio grab two each to destroy ten man visitors

Siena 4-0 Lazio: Destro and Calaio grab two each to destroy ten man visitors

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Braces from the two strikers ensure the hosts move up to 16th in Serie A

Siena defeated 10 man Lazio 4-0 at the Artemia Franchi in Saturday evening's Serie A encounter, courtesy of a braces from Mattia Destro and Emanuele Calaio.

The home side began the match brightly, and almost took the lead twice in as many minutes, with Alessandro Gazzi’s long range strike going inches past the post, before Bizzarri pulled off a smart save to deny Emanuele Calaio’s low drive.

Then with just over 10 minutes on the clock, the hosts got their goal through Destro, the on loan striker produced a fantastic run, before firing into the bottom corner from just inside of the area, to give the Bianconeri a deserved lead.

The visitors started to get themselves into the game, and should have been level just before the half hour mark, when a dangerous cross from Lionel Scaloni found Giuseppe Sculli at the back post, but the former Genoa striker blasted way over the bar.

Minutes later though, and the hosts grabbed their second of the night through Calaio’s well taken penalty, after Stankevicius brought down Brienza with a clumsy challenge just inside the box, Calaio stepped up and coolly slotted home to double his sides advantage.

Then just before half time, the Bianconeri were awarded another penalty in bizarre fashion, Destro darted into the area before being brought down by Bizzarri, the striker then rushed to his feet and tap the ball into the empty goal, however the referee ruled out the goal, sent off Bizzarri and awarded the hosts another penalty. Calaio stepped up for the second time of the evening and made no mistake to put his side three up, going into the break.

The second half began with the visitors desperately trying to get back into the game, and in the 48th minute Miroslav Klose almost pulled a goal back, but the Germany international's close range header was just wide of the mark, following a great cross from substitute Alvaro Gonzalez.

The hosts were still controlling the game with Destro looking particularly lively, and in the 69th minute the Genoa owned striker almost doubled his tally with a powerful drive from the edge of the area, but his effort flew just wide.

Then with just over ten minutes to go the home side grabbed their fourth of the evening through the impressive Destro, the former Inter youth rose well to nod home Cristiano Del Grosso whipped cross, to cap off a great night for the Bianconeri.

This result sees Siena pick up its fourth victory of the campaign, and temporarily climb to 16th in the table, the Bianconeri will now hope to build on this result in next weeks clash with Parma, while Lazio who have now failed to win any of their last three league games, will be looking for an improved display when it hosts Atalanta in the next round of Serie A.