AC Milan midfielder Riccardo Montolivo, left, celebrates with his teammate midfielder Urby Emanuelson, of the Netherlands, after scoring during the Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Chievo Verona (Photo: AP)
AC Milan moved into the top half of the Serie A table with a 5-1 rout of Chievo Verona on Saturday, boosting manager Massimiliano Allegri's chances of holding onto his job.
Urby Emanuelsson opened the scoring for Milan in the 16th minute at the San Siro and while Sergio Pellissier equalized for Chievo two minutes later, the Rossoneri got two more goals from Riccardo Montolivo and Bojan Krkic before halftime.
Teenage striker Stephen El Shaarawy added another in the 75th for his league-leading eighth goal of the season, and Giampaolo Pazzini found the target in added time.
Milan moved into a tie for seventh place with Roma and Cagliari, 14 points behind Serie A leader Juventus, which was hosting second-place Inter Milan later in a top-of-the-table clash.
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