Rossoneri fans should not relax too much, though, as there is still cause for concern that this year could be the worst season in recent memory.
Serie A appears to be as competitive as ever and Milan must improve drastically from Saturday's display if they are to cement a place in the top three and qualify for next season's Champions League.
Milan were rather fortunate on Saturday to defeat Bologna, who dominated for large spells and should have taken the lead, when the score was at 1-1, on several occasions.
Tiberio Guarente flashed a shot fractions wide of the post with time and space from just outside of the 6-yard box, while Robert Acquafresca was inches away from converting an Archimede Morleo cross from point-blank range.
Here are 10 reasons Milan should be concerned about this season.