Milan: Udinese remain uncomfortably close to the relegation zone after being thrashed 5-1 at home to Torino in Serie A on Saturday, while Fiorentina's miserable run continued with a goalless draw at Chievo Verona.
Luigi De Canio's Udinese is six points clear of Palermo, which hosts Sampdoria on Sunday, with two rounds remaining after the current round.
Defender Pontus Jansson headed Torino ahead in the 12th minute with his first club goal and Afriyie Acquah blasted a second into the roof of the net on the stroke of halftime.
Udinese, jeered off the pitch at the end of each half, got back into the match immediately after the restart through Felipe but Josef Martinez swiftly restored Torino's two-goal cushion.
Andrea Belotti and a second from Martinez completed the rout.
Fiorentina has slipped down the table after just one win in its past 10 matches. Only a couple of months after looking set for a Champions League place, Fiorentina is now chasing a Europa League berth.
If Sassuolo fails to win against already-relegated Hellas Verona on Sunday, Fiorentina will be assured of a spot in the third qualifying round at least.
Both Chievo and Fiorentina hit the woodwork in the second half.
Chievo almost snatched all three points when substitute Antonio Floro Flores thought he had scored in the 89th minute. His effort squirmed through the legs of Ciprian Tatarusanu but the Fiorentina goalkeeper turned around swiftly and stretched out an arm to scoop it off the line in time.