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Bologna thrashes Chievo

Bologna turned out a dominant performance at the Stadio Renato Dall'Ara on Saturday, cruising to a 4-0 defeat of Chievo.

Panagiotis Kone put the home side in front with a header in the 13th minute, and Alberto Gilardino doubled the advantage just before halftime by beating Gianluca Curci in a one-on-one situation.

The second half also belonged to Bologna as Gilardino completed his brace in the 59th minute before Manolo Gabbiadini wrapped up the affair two minutes from time with a hard-fought goal.

The win snaps a two-game losing skid for Bologna, pulling the club further away from the relegation zone and into 13th place with 21 points.

Chievo, which has lost two of its last three Serie A contests, now sits just three points ahead of Stefano Pioli's men.

Inter Milan 2, Pescara 0

Milan, Italy - Inter Milan put a stop to its three-game winless run with a 2-0 victory at the San Siro on Saturday, ending Pescara's two-game winning streak in the process.

Rodrigo Palacio gave Inter a telling lead in the 29th minute before Fredy Guarin sealed the victory in the 54th.

The win sees Inter improve to 38 points to climb up to third place before Sunday's full slate of Serie A fixtures. Pescara remains four points above the relegation zone with 20 points in as many games.