Serie A

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Serie A
Luigi Ferraris


    • KICK OFF
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      We're still playing here, deep into stoppage time. Sampdoria have a long free-kick, which is scrambled clear through Abate.
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      Gianluigi Donnarumma receives a yellow card for timewasting.
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      The cross finds its way to the far post, and it goes behind for another corner. Muriel takes to the near post, and it deflects behind for a goal-kick. That should be it.
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      It's a corner to Sampdoria in the very last moments of the game. Viviano is up for it!
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      The clock is ticking down as we enter the last minute of allocated injury time. Can Sampdoria conjure a late equaliser?
    • 90'
      Sampdoria claim for a penalty from the corner, as it looks like Locatelli tugs Torreira. Now newly introduced Gomez is down for Milan after a clash of heads.
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      SI G. Gómez SO J. Sala
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      A third and final change for Milan as Gomez replaces Suso.
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      His free-kick isn't struck cleanly, and it clips the top of the wall and goes out for a throw. A let-off for Milan. But it is short-lived, as Sampdoria force a corner.
    • 0'
      Substitute Carlos Bacca had a point to prove to his coach Vincenzo Montella, after finding himself dropped for this game, and he did it in style. Bacca, introduced midway through the second period, scored the decisive goal with a cool, slotted finish with five minutes to go. Sampdoria enjoyed the be
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      FULL TIME! The final whistle blows and Milan snatch a late win here in Genoa, defeating Sampdoria 1-0.
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      The players are making their way back onto the field and the second half will be underway shortly.
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      It was a first half lacking in real quality, apart from the occasional spark of creativity from the impressive Luis Muriel of Sampdoria. The playing surface looked to be causing both sides a few problems, and Milan frequently opted to take the aerial route in search of Lapadula, in search of his fir
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      HALF TIME: The whistle is blown and we go into the break with the scoreline 0-0 between Sampdoria and Milan.
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      The sides are out of the tunnel and we're just a couple of minutes away from getting underway.
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      We're five minutes away from kick-off and the atmosphere is building at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris. The teams will be out of the tunnel shortly.
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      SUBS: Gabriel, Ely, Adriano, Honda, Gomez, Poli, Agbo, Plizzari, Bacca, Locatelli, Pasalic.
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      Milan (4-3-3): Donnarumma; Abate, Paletta, Romagnoli, Calabria; Sosa, Montolivo, Bonaventura; Suso, Lapadula, Niang.
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      SUBS: Amuzie, Puggioni, Dodo, Eramo, Fernandes, Pereira, Schick, Krajnc, Palombo, Cigarini, Djuricic, Budimir.
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      Sampdoria (4-3-1-2): Viviano; Sala, Silvestre, Skriniar, Regini; Barreto, Torreira, Linetty; Praet; Quagliarella, Muriel.
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      There are two changes for Sampdoria, with Dennis Praet and Milan Skriniar replacing the injured Daniel Pavlovic and the suspended Ricky Alvarez, who both drop out of the squad completely. Strike partners Quagliarella and Luis Muriel will be hoping to continue their prolific early season form.
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      TEAM NEWS: Carlos Bacca has been dropped by Montella, surprisingly after his opening day hattrick, with Milan’s head coach preferring Gianluca Lapadula to lead the line in his first league start for the club. It’s a bold selection, and we’ll see whether it pays off. Elsewhere, M’Baye Niang returns,
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      Milan come into the game on the back of two successive defeats, with Montella enduring a difficult start to his tenure in charge at the San Siro. An intriguing subplot will be to see the reception Montella gets on the return to the club where he spent a brief spell last season. Milan drew a frustrat
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      It will be fascinating to see how Sampdoria have recovered from their spirit sapping defeat to Roma last weekend, courtesy of a Francesco Totti penalty in the dying stages of the game. That defeat followed a hugely encouraging two wins from their opening two Serie A fixtures, and Marco Giampaolo wil
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      Hello and welcome to the live text commentary of tonight’s Serie A clash between Sampdoria and Milan from the Stadio Luigi Ferraris. The away side are searching for some early season form under new head coach Vincenzo Montella, who returns to the club he left at the end of last season. Sampdoria mea
    • 1'
      A scrappy start to the game as Sala thumps the ball forward, only for it to run straight through to Donnarumma in the Milan goal.
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      Milan get us underway...
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      The first foray forward comes from the home side, as Muriel peels off to the left and attempts to drive into the area, but his progress is stopped by a strong challenge by Paletta.
    • 3'
      Neither side have been able to get a foot on the ball so far, perhaps impeded by a rather bobbly looking playing surface. Calabria tries to get a ball into the box but he is shepherded out of play.
    • 4'
      Bonaventura drives through the heart of the Sampdoria midfield and into a promising position, but his effort from just outside the area is charged down and the home team are able to clear.
    • 5'
      Sampdoria captain Regini finds himself in some space on the left-hand side, and he drifts a ball to the far post, where Barreto attempts to volley it towards goal, but his effort is scuffed wide.
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      CHANCE! Good movement from Suso finds Niang on the left hand corner of the box, and his cross towards Lapadula is headed inches over his own bar by a Sampdoria defender. Best opportunity of the game so far.
    • 7'
      Sampdoria are terrier like when out of possession, and eager to win the ball back from their visitors, forcing Milan to often go long in search of Lapadula, who has been quiet so far.
    • 9'
      Sala attempts to feed an intricate ball into Praet's feet, but it is too long and goes behind for a goal-kick.
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      CHANCE! After a spell of Sampdoria pressure, the ball breaks kindly to Torreira on the edge of the Milan area, and he fires in a rasping drive which looks destined for the top corner, before Donnarumma somehow claws it over the bar. A super stop from the young Italian keeper.
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      Another well executed cross from the left from Niang almost finds Lapadula, but he is just inches away from sweeping it into the net for a first Milan goal.
    • 13'
      CHANCE! Sampdoria go close again, thanks to the perseverence of Sala. The full-back managed to wrongfoot Calabria before firing in a cross towards Muriel. But he got his feet in a tangle and could not send a proper effort towards goal, allowing Donnarumma to gather. A real let-off for Milan.
    • 14'
      Straight down the other end and Suso almost threads a ball through to leave Lapadula running clear on goal. It's end to end stuff here in Genoa.
    • 15'
      Lapadula looks to be running clear on goal, but Viviano is out sharply to boot to safety. It wouldn't have counted though, as the flag was up for offside.
    • 16'
      More good play from Sala finds Praet, but his cross is just about intercepted.
    • 17'
      A long ball forward from Regini almost finds Praet, who peeled off his marker and looked to be in a good position to bring the ball down in the area. But he misjudged the ball, allowing Milan to recover possession.
    • 18'
      Milan midfielders keep looking for the long diagnonal ball to find Lapadula, with Sosa the latest to send the big forward running into the area, but Silvestre is just able to head behind for a corner.
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      CHANCE! Fantastic, powerful running from Luis Muriel on the right flank sees him breeze past a couple of Milan challenges, before firing it across the face of goal. Fortunately for the away side, Paletta is able to throw his leg at the ball and stop it dead, allowing Donnarumma to gather. Another le
    • 21'
      It's been a rather tight affair so far, but Sampdoria look the most likely to take a lead with the cutting edge of Muriel.
    • 22'
      17-year-old Donnarumma got away with a bit of over-playing there. He takes his time as the ball is returned to him, with a Sampdoria forward almost able to charge it down.
    • 24'
      Suso is the latest Milan player to fire a huge diagonal ball forward, perhaps forced by the fairly poor condition of the pitch. But it is overhit, and Sampdoria have a throw near their corner flag.
    • 25'
      The short corner and resultant cross is easily cleared, but only as far as Montolivo. But the Milan skipper, who has been quiet so far, fires it high over the bar.
    • 25'
      Niang brings down a kick from Donnarumma and forces a corner from the sliding Sala.
    • 26'
      Luis Muriel is oozing confidence, and why shouldn't he be after his strong start to the season? This time he pops up on the right flank and jinks inside the area, but Milan scramble it clear. But Sampdoria come again, and Quagliarella almost fires in on goal, but falls as he attempts to shoot.
    • 27'
      A deep cross from Sala is retrieved by Linetty, and he is upended in the penalty area. The referee waves play on.
    • 28'
      CHANCE! Out of nowhere, Milan are in behind Sampdoria, with Lapadula racing on to another long ball through to him. However, his shot is rushed and he hacks it high over the bar. A real wasted opportunity for the summer purchase.
    • 31'
      SI Pedro Pereira SO J. Sala
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      It's an early change for Sampdoria, as Sala looks to have tweaked something and is replaced by teenage full-back Pedro Miguel Pereira.
    • 32'
      Whether it's down to the surface, or simply a tactic of Montella's, Milan are definitely trying to go direct whenever possible this evening. Sosa the latest to fire a long ball into the Sampdoria area, but it is too long and goes behind.
    • 33'
      A bit of a lull in play here after that substitution. Milan are penalised for handball as Lapadula, seemingly inadvertently, blocks a shot from a teammate with his arm.
    • 35'
      Niang brings the ball down on the left flank but his flagged for offside. The tempo of the game has dropped markedly, but Sampdoria have just edged play so far.
    • 36'
      The subsequent corner is cleared to Linetty on the edge of the area, who is brought down clumsily by Lapadula. Sampdoria have a free-kick from a promising position 30 yards from goal, with Muriel lining an effort up.
    • 36'
      Regini cuts inside on his right foot and swings in a cross, which Paletta attempts to chest down to Donnarumma to clear, but it goes behind for a corner. The young keeper is not pleased.
    • 37'
      Muriel fires in a piledriver of an effort, which is blocked in the wall. But, it appears it was blocked illegally, with Lapadula cautioned for handball. Muriel will have an opportunity to strike from a few yards closer to goal.
    • 38'
      Gianluca Lapadula receives the game's first caution for handball.
    • 39'
      After a lengthy delay as the Milan wall was organised, Muriel's effort was a poor one, fired low and weakly straight into the wall.
    • 40'
      Everything good about Sampdoria so far has come through the mercurial Muriel. Again he pulls out to the left hand side, finds possession, before running infield and firing a curling effort across goal and wide. Another good chance for the home side.
    • 42'
      Milan opt for a more patient build-up approach, and it almost pays dividends as Montolivo fires in a low pass towards Bonaventura, but his touch lets him down and he cannot manufacture a shooting chance.
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      CHANCE! Once again, Sampdoria almost owe a lead to Luis Muriel. After playing a cheeky one-two with Linetty, Muriel picks out Barreto in the area, and his stinging drive is saved smartly by Donnarumma.
    • 44'
      Suso attemps to break, but his pass is poor and easily intercepted.
    • 45'
      Sampdoria kick-off and the second half is underway...
    • 45'
      A promising attack from Milan ends when the ball cannot break kindly for Niang, Bonaventura or Calabria, and Sampdoria are able to clear as the game ticks towards the interval.
    • 46'
      The first chance of the second period goes to Sampdoria, as Quagliarella, Praet and Muriel combine, but they are unable to carve out a clear shooting chance.
    • 46'
      What does the second half have in store? Sampdoria will fancy their chances of getting the win after having the better of the game so far, but with the score still goalless, Milan will also think they could snatch a victory.
    • 47'
      A nice flick from Linetty plays in Regini down the left channel, but his cross is wild and nowhere near a teammate.
    • 47'
      Giacomo Bonaventura receives a caution for Milan.
    • 48'
      Down the other end, Suso feels he should have had a penalty after evading Linetty in the area, before falling to the ground. It appears he may have had a point, it certainly looked like Linetty was tussling with the Spanish winger.
    • 49'
      A bit of a comedic moment as Pereira fires a nicely weighted ball into Praet's feet, who can only blast the ball against his own foot and into touch. Not his best moment.
    • 50'
      Niang is able to cross from the left towards Lapadula, but Silvestre heads clear. The ball is recycled towards Calabria, who again crosses into the area, but only as far as the busy Silvestre.
    • 51'
      Muriel, who is causing panic in the Milan ranks whenever he's in possession, picks up the ball on the halfway line, before darting rapidly towards goal. Romagnoli is just able to get across and tackle behind for a corner.
    • 52'
      Sampdoria work a half chance from the corner, as the ball is launched back into the box towards Quagliarella, who is able to square to Muriel. But, in opposition to his excellent play so far this evening, flails wildly at the ball and it loops up for a comfortable Donnarumma catch.
    • 54'
      Lapadula looks like he has got the better of Skriniar, but he is adjudged to have fouled the Sampdoria defender.
    • 55'
      Lapadula, for all his endeavour, has yet to make much of an impact this evening. It can't be long before Montella considers introducing the goalscoring prowess of Carlos Bacca.
    • 57'
      SI M. Locatelli SO J. Sala
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      Milan make their first change, as 18-year-old Manuel Locatelli replaces Jose Sosa.
    • 58'
      Some strong hold-up play from Lapadula, bringing down and shielding a high ball before laying it off to Suso, almost creates an opportunity. Suso picks the ball up outside the area and fires towards goal with his left foot, but it's a comfortable stop for Viviano.
    • 59'
      Praet steals possession from Romagnoli, but he cannot quite get control of the ball and take it towards goal.
    • 61'
      Locatelli fells Barreto, and there are appeals from the home crowd for a caution, but the referee is unmoved.
    • 61'
      The game is in a bit of a lull, as it enters its final half-hour. Sampdoria still look the most likely to take the lead, but Milan have re-asserted themselves slightly since the break.
    • 64'
      SI C. Bacca SO J. Sala
    • 64'
      Barreto steals possession and tries to play in Quagliarella, but Milan win the ball and break quickly through Bonaventura. He almost threads through for the newly introduced Bacca, but Regina arrives and clears.
    • 64'
      This could be interesting. Carlos Bacca, a real goal threat, replaces Lapadula, who never really looked like opening his Milan account this evening.
    • 65'
      Bacca is already causing a few problems in behind, but he just mistimes his run and his flagged for offside when he sprints onto a Bonaventura pass.
    • 66'
      The quiet Quagliarella bursts into life and sprints down the left flank, before pulling the ball back in search of his strike partner Muriel, but it just behind him and the chance is spurned.
    • 68'
      Some unconvincing Milan defending through Calabria almost allows Barreto in, but the full-back recovers and puts it behind for a corner.
    • 69'
      SI Bruno Fernandes SO J. Sala
    • 69'
      Dennis Praet is withdrawn for Bruno Fernandes for Sampdoria.
    • 69'
      The ball is in the net but is immediately ruled out for offside before Sampdoria had a chance to celebrate. A corner is cleared to the edge of the area, before Sampdoria hook back towards goal. Barreto, stood directly in front of Donnarumma, waves a leg at it, and may have got a slight touch, and th
    • 71'
      That foul on Niang gave Milan a free-kick in dangerous territory just wide of the penalty area, but Bonaventura's cross is high and wild.
    • 71'
      Pedro Miguel Pereira is booked for a rash challenge on Niang.
    • 72'
      Good play from Milan sees Montolivo fire a great cross for Bacca, but the Colombian can only flick his head on the ball and it flashes past the goal.
    • 73'
      CHANCE FOR MILAN! Carlos Bacca somehow created a chance out of nothing there for Milan, drawing a superb stop from Viviano. Bacca brings the ball down outside the area, and in one explosive action, spins and fires the ball towards Viviano's left hand corner, but the Sampdoria keeper somehow gets dow
    • 74'
      Bacca again finds space down the left channel, but Skriniar tackles him just in time.
    • 75'
      Sampdoria, who had been becalmed in the last ten minutes, suddenly and a ball is fired into the area towards Quagliarella, but the ball is flashed just infront of the veteran Italian.
    • 76'
      Straight down the other end and there are huge cries for a Milan penalty as Niang is felled by Pereira, already on a yellow card. But the referee immediately rules out a penalty.
    • 77'
      The game has become much more open since Bacca's introduction, and Milan look the likelier to nick a late winner. Suso wins a corner through his tricky play.
    • 78'
      We have a stoppage in play here, as Calabria sustains a nasty blow as he falls after contending for a header.
    • 79'
      CHANCE FOR SAMPDORIA!!! Huge opportunity for Sampdoria, and again it comes through the individual brilliance of Muriel. Quagliarella found him on the right edge of the corner, before the Colombian, with no backlift at all, fired low and beyond Donnarumma's outstretched palm, only for his effort to c
    • 80'
      This game has come to life in the final third. Carlos Bacca, down the other end of the field, races clear of Skriniar through on goal, but the defender recovers enough to put him off and his effort is deflected and scuffed wide of Viviano. This game is anyone's for the taking.
    • 81'
      Another penalty claim for Milan is waved away, and again Pereira is the culprit, whacking into the side of Bonaventura as he enters the penalty area. I think it's fair to say this was the best shout of them all. It looked a clear penalty.
    • 83'
      DISALLOWED! Well, this is a controversial moment. A cross from Barreto finds Muriel, who, in his efforts to control the ball, allows it to flick his hand, before firing it beyond Donnarumma into the goal. His strike is immediately disallowed and Muriel is booked for handball, which seems a little ha
    • 84'
      Luis Muriel was booked for his handball in his efforts to score the opener.
    • 85'
      G C. Bacca Assist J. Sala
    • 85'
      It was a lovely assist by Suso, who found Bacca with a perfectly weighted ball.
    • 85'
      GOOOOOOAL!!!!! Milan take a late lead through substitute Carlos Bacca. A terrible miscontrol from Skriniar is picked up by Suso, who expertly feeds Bacca, who takes it in his instep and coolly slots the ball beyond the despairing Viviano. Milan, who looked poor for much of the first half, have grown
    • 87'
      Now, what can Sampdoria muster in response? Just a minute after thinking they'd taken the lead through Muriel, Milan stole the ball deep in Sampdoria territory and scored what could be the deciding goal.
    • 88'
      SI P. Schick SO J. Sala
    • 88'
      Milan are attempting to run down the clock now. Suso though, fires in a cross towards Bacca, but it is too long and is cleared.
    • 88'
      Bacca looks like he's through again, but is correctly called back for offside.
    • 88'
      Patrik Schick replaces Barreto for Sampdoria.
    • 89'
      Sampdoria have won a free-kick in a very dangerous position, 25 yards out from goal in a central position, after Locatelli fouls Linetty. A real chance this to grab an equaliser for the home side.
    • 90'
      Bruno Fernandes stands over the kick...

    Line Up





    Claudio Ranieri
    Stefano Pioli



    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0


    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%


    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%


    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0


    Fouls Conceded 11 14
    Yellow Cards 2 3
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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