Sampdoria beat AC Milan 1- at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris on Saturday evening in Serie A, inflicting the second defeat in a row onto the Rossoneri and boosting their personal European possibilities.

The hosts began with a bang and Milan with a crash as Gregoire Defrel produced the most of a shambolic Gianluigi Donnarumma error to break the deadlock in the game’s 1st minute, which proved to be the only purpose of the evening.

Maybe nevertheless shocked by the Derby della Madonnina defeat against Inter, the Rossoneri got their evening began in the worst achievable way. A easy pass back to Donnarumma saw him lay straight at Defrel’s feet, who produced no error in front of an open purpose to place Sampdoria in front straight away.

The property fans have been ecstatic and boosted the Blucerchiati, who have been dominant in the opening minutes and went close to doubling their lead by way of Fabio Quagliarella.

Gennaro Gattuso’s guys reacted right after 25 minutes, with Suso performing his usual move, cutting inside on his preferred left foot and Emil Audero was forced to respond with a brilliant save to the Spaniard’s curling work.

It was Samp as soon as once again who went close to scoring moments later even though as Quagliarella blasted wide when one particular-on-one particular with Donnarumma.

The Rossoneri suffered for most of the 1st half but then went close to equalising just ahead of the break, with Mateo Musacchio firing narrowly wide and then Tiemoue Bakayoko proved unable to head property from close variety.

The second half began as the 1st had ended, with Sampdoria the dominant side.

Quagliarella went close to scoring on at least 3 occasions, also hitting the bar with a effective deflected shot.

The Blucerchiati maybe deserved a second once again when Defrel met a magnificent Nicola Murru cross but fired more than the bar.

Gattuso brought on Andrea Conti, Patrick Cutrone and Lucas Paqueta to bolster Milan’s attack, but Samp have been once again the closest to scoring. Defrel identified himself alone against Donnarumma but shot straight at the keeper.

Cutrone attempted his luck with a back-heeled work but it was as well weak to be concerned Audero.

Krzysztof Piatek went down in the box right after 90 minutes, with referee Daniele Orsato initially claiming he had not been fouled, and then right after more than two minutes of continuous play went to verify the replay, only to confirm his selection and infuriating the Rossoneri.

Milan attempted to play on Samp’s nerves in just about every achievable way to equalise, although the hosts wasted possibilities on the counter.

It wasn’t sufficient for the Rossoneri, who lost for the second game in a row, as Sampdoria climbed up to 45 points and are nicely in the race for a Europa League finish.


It is now trendy to pass the ball about the back from defenders to the goalkeeper in order to make from deep. When it performs, it is excellent. It enables teams to bypass the 1st line of the opposition’s defence. Sampdoria did it nicely.

When it does not operate, it is suicidal. That is what occurred to Milan in the 1st half. OF course, Donnarumma produced the fatal error, but clearly, it is Gattuso who desires his group to play this way, as the Rossoneri continuously did it. Following, Donnarumma took one more couple of significant dangers. It just didn’t operate pretty nicely for Milan, as Sampdoria’s gameplan was to press higher up the pitch and give the Rossoneri backline a difficult time. It was a reminder that often it is superior to just boot it up the pitch.


Marco Giampaolo’s Sampdoria are popular for their entertaining style of play, but it does not constantly operate out. When it does, it resembles a Pep Guardiola side. With the on the ground, fast passing, positional play with at least there alternatives offered to the man in possession – it is brilliant football.

Milan have been dreadful in their make-up from deep, Samp the precise opposite. The Blucerchiati have been typically in a position to surpass the Rossoneri’s 1st line of stress and speedily make possibilities. Playing like this the Europa League is additional than just a dream.