AC Milan thrash Bologna 5-1 to go sixth in Serie A

Alexis Saelemaekers of AC Milan in action during the Serie A match between AC Milan and Bologna FC at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on July 18, 2020 in Milan, Italy.

AC Milan continued their fine form since the return from lockdown extending their unbeaten run to eight games, including six wins, with a 5-1 success over Bologna to move sixth and into the Europa League places. It's their biggest win of the season.

Alexis Saelemaekers scored his first Milan goal after ten minutes with Hakan Calhanoglu adding a second after 24 minutes.

Japanese defender Takehiro Tomiyasu gave Bologna hope, firing in for just outside the box for his first Serie A goal just before the break.

But Calhanoglu set up Ismael Bennacer for the third just after the break with Ante Rebic grabbed the fourth, three minutes before the hour mark with Davide Calabria adding a fifth in injury time.

Milan move three points ahead of Napoli who host Udinese on Sunday and within a point of Roma.

Meanwhile, Matteo Pessina grabbed the equalizer for Hellas Verona to hold his high-flying parent club Atalanta 1-1.

On-loan Pessina tapped in just before the hour mark in Verona minutes after Colombian striker Duvan Zapata had put the visitors ahead.

Atalanta move level on 71 points with second-placed Inter Milan, but are six points adrift of Serie A leaders Juventus.
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