Catania vs Siena, final score 3-0: Robur begin preparations for Serie B

Maurizio Lagana

Gonzalo Bergessio scored a hat-trick as Catania cruised to an easy win over Siena. The Robur remain firmly in the drop zone, five points from safety.

Siena's Serie A future is looking pretty bleak. Last season, they somehow managed to survive despite a points deduction, but their six-point docking this time around leaves them struggling against the drop. Even with the additional six points, however, the robur would still have concerns, because what this comes down to is the fact that Siena just aren't very good.

Against Catania, for example, Alessio Sestu sent in the first shot after twenty minutes had passed -- and eight minutes after Gonzalo Bergessio scored the first of his three goals. In total, Siena put in 10 shots, most of those coming in the last twenty minutes, after Giuseppe Iachini made two changes. Incidently, the coach waited until after Bergessio had completed his hat-trick and gone off for a nice rest to make the necessary adjustments to his side.

Siena are simply in over their heads, and they haven't figured out a way to rescue themselves. They haven't recorded a win against a side not struggling against the drop since February 18, and have picked up 7 points from 10 matches since that win over Lazio. It's probably best if they simply fade into Serie B, find a new approach, and stay away from match-fixing scandals for a few years.

Catania: Alberto Frison, Pablo Álvarez (Alessandro Potenza 40), Alexis Rolín, Nicolás Spolli, Ciro Capuano, Mauriano Izco, Francesco Lodi, Marco Biagianti, Pablo Barrientos, Gonzalo Bergessio (Edgar Cani 74); Lucas Castro (Alejandro Gómez 76)

Siena: Gianluca Pegolo; Felipe, Massimo Paci, Jorge Teixeira, Matteo Rubin, Francesco Della Roca (Valerio Verre 79), Adrián Calello, Felipe, Alessio Sestu (Daniele Mannini 58), Alessandro Rosina (Erjon Bogdani 69), Innocent Emeghara

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