Saturday's action in Italy began with Bologna picking up only their sixth win of the season as they made Chievo look easy work.
Former AC Milan striker Alberto Gilardino bagged an impressive brace to help the home side win 4-0 and move up two places to 13th.
Later in the afternoon, Inter Milan outclassed Pescara a the San Siro to move two places up to third and close the gap on Juventus who sit on top of Serie A.
The Nerazzuri have been surronded by the transfer gossip over Wesley Sneijder but they put that to one side as they dominated the game from start to finish.
Andrea Stamaccioni started with Argentine forward Diego Milito on the bench and had defender Walter Samuel unavailable for the match but it mattered not as Rodrigo Palacio put the hosts 1-0 up after half an hour.
Romanian defender Cristian Chivu it was who started the move before finding Antonio Cassano who laid Palacio on to simply stroke the ball past Pescara keeper Mattia Perin.
Former AC Milan and Sampdoria forward Cassano is becoming a somewhat talismatic creator for Inter this season and he was involved in the second and final goal of the game.
This time he would find Palacio, who in turn found Colombian midfielder Freddy Guarin who tapped home to kill the game off.
Inter ran out 2-0 winners and moved closer to Juventus putting Wesley Sneijder's on-going sage behind them, for now at least.
Sunday sees Juventus travel away to Parma, whilst Sampdoria host AC Milan. Lazio are also in action as they face Atalanta in an action packed weekend of Serie A action.
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