Bologna beats in-form Chievo 4-0 in Serie A
MILAN (AP) -Bologna beat in-form Chievo Verona 4-0 in the Serie A thanks to a brace from Alberto Gilardino on Saturday.
Chievo had won four of its past five league games but found itself behind in the 12th minute when Panagiotis Kone lost his marker and ran into space by the penalty spot to head home Alessandro Diamanti's corner.
Bologna doubled its lead just before halftime. Diego Perez stole the ball off Cyril Thereau on the halfway line and threaded a wonderful pass through for Gilardino, who chipped it over Chievo goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino.
Chievo fell further behind in the second half when Bostjan Cesar failed to clear a corner and, in a goalmouth scramble, Gilardino bundled the ball home.
Manolo Gabbiadini, who earlier hit the post, scored Bologna's fourth a minute from fulltime.