Ascoli's hopes of surviving relegation from Serie B have been hit by the deduction of yet another point.
The Bianconeri have been plagued by financial problems all season which had already seen them incur penalties.
Although there was good news with a 1-0 win over Pescara at the weekend, they have today seen their points deduction penalty increase from five to six.
Ascoli are now fourth from bottom in the standings with 39 points instead of 45 – a theoretical total which would see them in mid-table.
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