Italian Serie A
SampdoriaSampdoria0AC MilanAC Milan2
Adel Taarabt celebrates his goal

Adel Taarabt scored his second goal in four games for AC Milan as they beat Sampdoria.

The midfielder, on loan from QPR, opened the scoring from close range after 12 minutes.

Fellow January signing Adil Rami added a second after the break with a header before Sampdoria's Maxi Lopez was sent off for two bookings seconds apart.

AC Milan are ninth, 15 points off the top three, while Sampdoria sit in 13th place.

The visitors have won four of their eight matches since appointing Clarence Seedorf as coach.

Elsewhere in Serie A, Inter Milan drew 1-1 with Cagliari, while Udinese and Atalanta also shared two goals.

Chievo beat relegation rivals Catania 2-0 and Verona withheld a late Livorno rally to win 3-2.

Line-ups

Sampdoria

  • 1Da Costa
  • 44Fornasier
  • 3CostaBooked at 60mins
  • 14ObiangSubstituted forLópezat 56'minutesBooked at 72mins
  • 8MustafiBooked at 32mins
  • 19Regini
  • 11GabbiadiniBooked at 74mins
  • 17PalomboBooked at 42mins
  • 23Éder
  • 10KrsticicSubstituted forFernandes Garciaat 81'minutes
  • 15WszolekSubstituted forSorianoat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Salamon
  • 5Fernandes Garcia
  • 6Rodriguez
  • 7López
  • 9Okaka
  • 12Sansone
  • 13Berardi
  • 21Soriano
  • 22Bjarnason
  • 30Fiorillo
  • 77Sestu
  • 95Falcone

AC Milan

  • 1Amelia
  • 20Abate
  • 21ConstantBooked at 24minsSubstituted forEmanuelsonat 76'minutes
  • 4MuntariBooked at 63minsSubstituted forEssienat 64'minutes
  • 81Zaccardo
  • 13Rami
  • 10HondaBooked at 77mins
  • 18Montolivo
  • 11Pazzini
  • 8SaponaraSubstituted forPoliat 57'minutes
  • 23Taarabt

Substitutes

  • 5Mexes
  • 15Essien
  • 16Poli
  • 22Dos Santos Leite
  • 28Emanuelson
  • 34de Jong
  • 35Coppola
  • 37Petagna
  • 59Vasconcellos Ferreira
Referee:
Daniele Doveri

Match Stats

Home TeamSampdoriaAway TeamAC Milan
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home9
Away14
Shots on Target
Home3
Away8
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Sampdoria 0, Milan 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Sampdoria 0, Milan 2.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Sampdoria. Conceded by Marco Amelia.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Éder (Sampdoria) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Roberto Soriano.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Sampdoria. Conceded by Ignazio Abate.

  6. Post update

    Offside, Milan. Michael Essien tries a through ball, but Keisuke Honda is caught offside.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Ignazio Abate (Milan).

  8. Post update

    Éder (Sampdoria) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Adil Rami (Milan) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Riccardo Montolivo with a cross.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Milan. Conceded by Vasco Regini.

  11. Post update

    Adel Taarabt (Milan) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Roberto Soriano (Sampdoria).

  13. Post update

    Cristian Zaccardo (Milan) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Éder (Sampdoria).

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Keisuke Honda (Milan) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ignazio Abate with a cross.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Éder (Sampdoria) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Angelo Palombo.

  17. Post update

    Offside, Milan. Riccardo Montolivo tries a through ball, but Giampaolo Pazzini is caught offside.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Éder (Sampdoria) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Renan with a cross.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Sampdoria. Renan replaces Nenad Krsticic.

  20. Booking

    Keisuke Honda (Milan) is shown the yellow card.