Sampdoria 0-0 AC Milan: Impressive Blucerchiati Share Points With The Rossoneri
Delio Rossi’s men were the better team and were unlucky not to win the game, a game which was much more entertaining than the score line suggests.
The home side came close to opening the scoring twice in the opening seven minutes after Lorenzo De Silvestri and Andrea Poli had good efforts well saved by Christian Abbiati.
Abbiati was again called into action on the 11th minute after a free kick from Eder. The ball was struck powerfully towards the top corner but Abbiati made another good reflex save to deny the Brazilian.
The Blucerchiati continued to pile on the pressure and were presented with their best opportunity of the match just after 20 minutes, when Daniele Gastaldello found himself with a free header, but he couldn’t manage to direct the ball on target.
The Rossoneri had a claim for a penalty just minutes after the restart, when the ball looked to strike Gastaldello on the hand. However, the referee didn’t seem to think it was a penalty and waved play on.
AC Milan came within inches of opening the scoring on the hour mark, after Kevin-Prince Boateng guided the ball on target from an almost impossible angle only for Sergio Romero to claw the ball off the line.
The game was end to end and man of the moment Mauro Icardi also came close to scoring just two minutes later, when he was slotted through by Eder only to put the ball wide, when he really should of found the net.
As the game went on neither side was able to get that all important goal and the points were shared. Sampdoria now sit in 15th place with 21 points and AC Milan seventh with 31 points.