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Sunday March 17 2013
Line-ups: Siena-Cagliari

It’s a relegation battle this lunchtime and Cagliari take on taboo team Siena, who are on the verge of an amazing comeback.

The 11.30am GMT kick-off at the Stadio Franchi could have a decisive say on the race to avoid relegation. Click here for a match preview.

Siena were favourites to go down since the start of the season thanks to their six-point penalty, but with a remarkable fightback they are just two points adrift of the safety zone.

Nicola Pozzi and Simone Vergassola are still injured, but striker Innocent Emeghara hopes to continue his run of five goals in seven Serie A games.

Cagliari have never won in Siena, managing four draws and six defeats here between Serie A and B.

The Sardinians are without the suspended Luca Rossettini, while Daniele Conti is injured and Marco Sau is suffering from flu.

Victor Ibarbo scored his first ever Serie A hat-trick last week, so his confidence is boosted as he partners Thiago Ribeiro and Andrea Cossu.

A victory here would effectively secure Cagliari’s Serie A status for another season.

Siena: Pegolo; Texeira, Terlizzi, Felipe; Angelo, Calello, Della Rocca, Rubin; Rosina, Sestu; Emeghara

Cagliari: Agazzi; Pisano, Ariaudo, Astori, Murru; Dessena, Nainggolan, Ekdal; Cossu; Thiago Ribeiro, Ibarbo

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