Siena were defeated by Atalanta in Serie A to find themselves five points adrift of safety.
Siena lost at home to Atalanta to remain amongst the bottom teams in Serie A and are now in real danger of relegation.
The home side were toothless today, managing just a single shot on target all match, and such a lack of cohesion in their attack does not stand them in good stead for their remaining matches.
They are certainly locked in a relegation battle now, and along with Pescara and Palermo are already five points adrift, each team on 21 points from their 27 matches.
The match was a vital three points for Atalanta, who were in danger of being dragged into a fight against the drop themselves.
They are now nine points clear of the three teams at the bottom, and three more wins ought to be enough to ensure their safety.
A brace from Giacomo Bonaventura sealed the points for Atalanta, and with his first coming after just three minutes, they were always in control.
Perhaps now they can start to look upwards with ambition, rather than down at the teams below them with trepidation.
Watch official Serie A video highlights of the match below.
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