Bologna beats Chievo 3-0 to move out of relegation zone

ROME (AP) — Bologna moved out of the relegation zone with a 3-0 win over last-place Chievo Verona in Serie A on Monday.

Erick Pulgar converted two penalties in the space of three minutes in the second half. Dutch defender Mitchell Dijks then finished off a counterattack for the first Italian league goal of his career.

Chievo ended with 10 men after Mattia Bani picked up his second yellow card.

Bologna is 17th, two points above Empoli, and seven ahead of next-to-last Frosinone.

Chievo is heading toward near certain relegation with only one win in 31 matches.