Sampdoria v Milan Live: The unbeaten Rossoneri travel to struggling Sampdoria
Serie A / Matchday 6
Stadio Luigi Ferraris / 10.09.2022
End of 2nd Half
What a win for Milan. It looked like it was going to be easy enough in the first half, but the sending off of Rafael Leao complicated things.
The veterans stood up for the champions as they held on for an impressive three points.
GIROUD CUTS IT OUT
The exhausted Frenchman races back to intercept possession deep in his own half.
LAST CHANCE FOR SAMP
One more attack as Sampdoria go forward.
GIAMPAOLO SENT OFF
Sampdoria's manager is sent off after an explosive reaction to the booking of Mehdi Leris for a foul on Theo Hernandez.
TWO MINUTES LEFT
We're deep in stoppage time now, can Samp find that equaliser?
GREAT INTERCEPTION CALABRIA
He must be exhausted, but Milan's captain finds enough energy to sprint onto a sloppy Samp pass and drive the ball away from goal.
He's then fouled near halfway, which gives the visitors time to get set.
The veteran forward wanted a free kick and didn't get one, so he's booted the ball off the pitch in frustration, earning himself a yellow card.
MAIGNAN CLAIMS WELL
The Frenchman pounces on a poor cross into the box to halt a long spell of Samp possession and slow things down for a moment.
CALABRIA DIVING HEADER
Milan are starting to look desperate in defence, and their captain pulls off a diving headed clearance to keep their lead intact.
SEVEN MINUTES ADDED ON
With the VAR stoppages, injuries and a red card, there will be a minimum of seven more minutes of this match.
EVERYONE FORWARD FOR SAMP
The home side are looking desperate now as they pile forward. They are finally exerting some pressure on Maignan, but is it too little, too late?
HOW HAVE SAMP NOT SCORED
Maignan makes two saves and Samp hit the crossbar in a frantic spell.
It seems nearly impossible, but Sampdoria have not managed to equalise.
SAMP TURN TO RONALDO
Former Leeds midfielder Ronaldo Vieira is on for the final minutes.
KALULU SETS MILAN AWAY
Pierre Kalulu intercepts the ball deep in his own half and races down the right wing, eventually feeding Giroud. The Frenchman returns it to him, and Samp swarm to recover the ball.
But Kalulu successfully burned off a good chunk of the remaining time.
CALABRIA HEADS CLEAR
Samp are trying to build up an attack, but simply lacking the quality to make it count.
MILAN ON TOP AGAIN
Despite the desperation of their situation, Samp are now struggling to impose themselves upon the match at all, while the 10 men of Milan are creating chances.
GIROUD DOES WELL
The French veteran is battling hard against Sampdoria to win back and retain possession at every opportunity.
DOUBLE SUB FROM SAMP
Qaugliarella and Varre are on for the home side, while Vranckx has come on for Milan.
SAMP WANT A PENALTY
Sabiri goes down in the box after a shoulder to shoulder challenge in the box.
Seen them given, as they say.
But the referee waves play on.
LOVELY TURN SABIRI
Abdelhamid Sabiri looks the most likely source of an equaliser for Samp right now. He's buzzing around midfield and escaping Milan pressure easily with skillful turns.