AC Milan claimed their biggest Serie A victory of the season on Saturday when they beat Sampdoria 4-1 at the Giuseppe Meazza.
Milan needed just 16 minutes to open the scoring, when left winger Giacomo Bonaventura received the ball from M'Baye Niang and banged the ball in from close range.
Niang then turned from provider to scorer, stepping up and making no mistake at a penalty kick after Bonaventura was fouled in the box.
The French forward then grabbed his second of the game shortly after half-time, in the 49th minute, with a poacher’s finish inside the box.
Milan went 4-0 up when Alessio Cerci located Luiz Adriano with a cross and the Brazil international found the net.
Sampdoria never stopped searching for a goal and they were rewarded for their persistence in the 87th minute when Éder was fouled in the box and scored the subsequent penalty.
Meanwhile, Bologna slipped further towards the Serie A relegation zone when they suffered a 2-0 defeat to Torino at the Olimpico di Torino.
After 75 goalless minutes, the match burst into life when the home side took the lead through Andrea Belotti.
Emiliano Moretti found the striker with a ball to the left of Bologna’s box and Belotti fired a shot into the bottom left corner to hand his side the lead.
Torino went on to double their lead in the 90th minute when midfielder Giuseppe Vives angled in a right-footed strike.
The victory saw Torino climb to seventh on the table and Bologna drop to 17th, just two points above the drop zone.