Alexis Sanchez created an impressive display at San Siro on Wednesday to inspire Inter Milan to victory a 6-0 victory over Serie A Brescia.
Sanchez scored just the second time for Inter but helped set other goals as it secured the third position in Serie A and stepped closer to a berth in the Champions League next seasons.
Brescia fell to the bottom of the table and in her remaining nine games would need a remarkable change in fortunes if an immediate return to Series B is to be avoided.
Ashley Young gave Inter a fifth-minute lead before Sanchez, displaying old-form glimpses, to double their advantage by converting a 20th-minute penalty.
Danilo DAmbrosio made it 3-0 with Roberto Gagliardini, Christian Eriksen, and Antonio Candreva contributing to the score in the second half on the halftime line.
Keeping the two sides locked in Serie A midtable, Cagliari forward Giovanni Simeone scored for the fourth game in a row to give his side a 1-1 draw at Bologna, .
Musa Barrow continued his outstanding run of form in Bologna forward by bringing the host ahead in the first half of the stop period. The Gambian raced through the Cagliari defense on loan from Atalanta and beat keeper Alessio Cragno on his near post.
When Radja Nainggolan fired a shot across the face of the goal, directly after the restart, the Sardinians leveled and Simeone turned the ball in from close up.