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Calaio strike lifts Siena off foot of table

AFP, MILAN, Italy

Emanuele Calaio’s 61st-minute winner lifted Serie A strugglers AC Siena off the foot of the table for the first time this season thanks to a precious 1-0 home win against Bologna.

Siena were one of four teams in Italy’s top flight to start the season with point penalties due to their role in the Calcioscommesse illegal betting scandal, which erupted at the end of last season.

Their six-point penalty was the most severe, but four days after stunning giants Inter 2-0 at the San Siro, a result which left them still on a total of minus-one point, the Bianconeri took another important step.

Siena started the match bottom of the pile, but Calaio’s winner means Serse Cosmi’s side move up two places to third from bottom on a total of two points.

Bologna’s third defeat in five games mean they remain sixth from bottom on four points.

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