Match ends, Sampdoria 0, Milan 2.
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.
- 1Da Costa
- 3CostaBooked at 60mins
- 14ObiangSubstituted forLópezat 56'minutesBooked at 72mins
- 8MustafiBooked at 32mins
- 11GabbiadiniBooked at 74mins
- 17PalomboBooked at 42mins
- 10KrsticicSubstituted forFernandes Garciaat 81'minutes
- 15WszolekSubstituted forSorianoat 45'minutes
- 5Fernandes Garcia
- 21ConstantBooked at 24minsSubstituted forEmanuelsonat 76'minutes
- 4MuntariBooked at 63minsSubstituted forEssienat 64'minutes
- 10HondaBooked at 77mins
- 8SaponaraSubstituted forPoliat 57'minutes
- 22Dos Santos Leite
- 34de Jong
- 59Vasconcellos Ferreira
- Daniele Doveri
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Sampdoria 0, Milan 2.
Corner, Sampdoria. Conceded by Marco Amelia.
Attempt saved. Éder (Sampdoria) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Roberto Soriano.
Corner, Sampdoria. Conceded by Ignazio Abate.
Offside, Milan. Michael Essien tries a through ball, but Keisuke Honda is caught offside.
Foul by Ignazio Abate (Milan).
Éder (Sampdoria) wins a free kick on the left wing.
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.
Corner, Milan. Conceded by Vasco Regini.
Adel Taarabt (Milan) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Roberto Soriano (Sampdoria).
Cristian Zaccardo (Milan) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Éder (Sampdoria).
Attempt missed. Keisuke Honda (Milan) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ignazio Abate with a cross.
Attempt missed. Éder (Sampdoria) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Angelo Palombo.
Offside, Milan. Riccardo Montolivo tries a through ball, but Giampaolo Pazzini is caught offside.
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.
Substitution, Sampdoria. Renan replaces Nenad Krsticic.
Keisuke Honda (Milan) is shown the yellow card.