Giampaolo Pazzini scored twice as Milan took a 2-1 victory over Bologna in a Serie A match Sunday.

Pazzini's first goal deflected off defender Mikael Antonsson in the 65th minute. Pazzini controlled the ball between two defenders and finished in the 82nd minute for 2-0 lead. Both sequences started with Ignazio Abate moves on the right wing. But Bologna cut the deficit on a Phillipe Mexes own goal off a Cristian Pasquato header in the 84th minute,

After a slow start to the season, Milan (34 points) has moved close to qualification for European competition.