Bologna and Chievo disposed of their Serie B opponents this afternoon to progress in the Coppa Italia.
Struggling Bologna breezed into a 4-0 lead against Crotone, but they gave away two late goals and had Cesare Rickler sent off at the Dall’Ara.
Alessandro Diamanti opened the scoring from the spot before Crotone missed a 31st minute penalty of their own through Massimo Loviso.
Three goals in the space of 17 second-half minutes then put the Rossoblu in control, before they took their foot off the gas.
Meanwhile, at the Stadio Bentegodi, Chievo collected a 3-0 win over Modena thanks to a first-half brace from Fernando Uribe [pictured].
Italian Under-21 striker Alberto Paloschi added his name to the score-sheet early in the second half.
A bad afternoon for Modena got worse when Federico Carraro missed a 56th minute penalty.
Bologna 4-2 Crotone
Scorers: Diamanti pen 11 (B), Vantaggiato 48 (B), Gimenez 49 (B), Paponi 65 (B), Sansone 71 (C), Djuric pen 80 (C)
Missed penalty: Loviso 31 (C)
Sent-off: Rickler 79 (B)
Chievo 3-0 Modena
Scorers: Uribe 34, 45 (C), Paloschi 49 (C)
Missed penalty: Carraro 56 (M)
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