By Anna Italia
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47% Ball Possession SAMPDORIA and 53% Ball Possession AC MILAN
Sampdoria 0 – 2 AC Milan
12′ Adel Taarabt
58′ Adil Rami
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Serie A Standing AFTER the game:
Sampdoria, 13th position with 28 points and a negative goal difference of -10
AC Milan, 9th position with 35 points and a positive goal difference of +4
Great victory for AC Milan for the morale of the team. AC Milan winning the away game against Sampdoria at the Luigi Ferraris Stadium after losing in San Siro the Champions League game against Atletico Madrid. It’s a victory helping the rossoneri to climb the Serie A and somehow believe in the mirage of making it to the top 5 positions. The Serie A Week 6 ended with AC Milan 1 – 0 Sampdoria. Today, AC Milan scoring two goals by Adel Taarabt and Adil Rami to claim the full 3 points. It’s a painful defeat for Sampdoria as this is the first home lost since November 2 going now down from the 12 to the 13th position.
Sampdoria remaining with 10 players after Referee Doveri sent off forward Maxi Lopez in the 72nd minute for 2 yellow cards. Imagine, Lopez had came as a substitute in the 56th minute replacing midfielder Pedro Obiang.
Great job by AC Milan goalkeeper Marco Amelia who was in the lineup without conceding goals. Amelia took the lead as first goalkeeper Christian Abbiati was injured.
AC Milan opening the score in the 12th minute with midfielder Adel Taarabt defeating Sampdoria goalkeeper Junior Costa with a left footed shot in the bottom left corner. Total joy for Taarabt celebrating towards the bench with his teammates.
Second goal in the 58th minute following a corner conceded by Sampdoria defender Vasco Regini. First attempt to the goal by forward Giampaolo Pazzini with a headed shot saved in the center. Yet, the action continuing seeing defender Adil Rami defeating Sampdoria goalkeeper Costa with a headed shot in the bottom left corner.
Motivation now high for AC Milan to face Juventus in San Siro for Serie A Week 26 while Sampdoria will try to redeem themselves at the Olimpico Stadium facing Torino.
It was a special game for AC Milan coach Clarence Seedorf who played for Sampdoria for one year making 32 appearances while scoring 3 goals. An emotional embrace from the fans to the ex Sampdoria players forward Giampaolo Pazzini and midfielder Andrea Poli. Not a good game to remember for the ex AC Milan player forward Maxi Lopez playing only 17 minutes before getting a red card.
Here is SAMPDORIA official starting lineup by coach Sinisa Mihajlovic:
Da Costa; Fornasier, Mustafi, Regini, Costa; Palombo, Obiang; Gabbiadini, Krsticic, Wszolek; Eder.
Here is AC MILAN official starting lineup by coach Clarence Seedorf:
Marco Amelia; Ignazio Abate, Zaccardo, Adel Rami, Kevin Constant;
Riccardo Montolivo, Sulley Muntari; Keisuke Honda, Saponara, Adel Taarabt; Giampaolo Pazzini.
Disciplinary Situation before the game: 2 suspended players for SAMPDORIA: Gastaldello (1), De Silvestri (1)
No suspended players for AC MILAN
Stats AFTER the game. Top scorer for SAMPDORIA: Forward Citadin Eder with 9 goals
Top scorer for AC MILAN: Forward Mario Balotelli with 10 goals
|De Silvestri, Lorenzo||2||4||Muntari, Sulley|
|Gastaldello, Daniele||2||2||Montolivo, Riccardo|
Stats. Here are the last 3 games of SAMPDORIA: 2 win, 1 lost
Here are the last 3 games of AC MILAN: 1 win, 2 lost
Click the video to watch the highlights of the game Sampdoria vs AC Milan on Sunday 23 February 2014 at the Luigi Ferraris Stadium in Genoa,
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The joy of AC Milan midfielder Adel Taarabt pointing at his teammates and fans to celebrate his goal against Sampdoria
AC Milan midfielder Adel Taarabt after scoring against Sampdoria
Sampdoria midfielder Pedro Obiang and AC Milan midfielder Riccardo Montolivo
Sampdoria defender Shkoran Mustafi and AC Milan forward Giampaolo Pazzini
AC Milan coach Clarence Seedorf giving instructions to his players
Sampdoria goalkeeper Junior Costa blocking AC Milan midfielder Ricardo Saponara
Sampdoria midfielder Pawel Wszolek and AC Milan midfielder Keisuke Honda
AC Milan defender Adil Rami controlling the ball for the final right footed shot
Celebration time…. Adel Rami and forward Giampaolo Pazzini
AC Milan players celebrating!!
Flying higher and higher…..
AC Milan players satisfied with the victory….. celebration and an embrace of “well done”
Thanking the fans making the trip to the Ferraris…
Sampdoria 0 – 2 AC Milan
Sunday 23 February 2014
Luigi Ferraris Stadium
Assistants: BARBIRATI – STALLONE
Fourth Official: PETRELLA
Goals: 12′ Adel Taarabt (M), 58′ Adil Rami
Official formations – lineups:
Da Costa; Fornasier, Mustafi, Regini, Costa; Palombo, Obiang (56′ Maxi Lopez); Gabbiadini, Krsticic (81′ Renan), Wszolek
(46′ Soriano); Eder.
Subs not used: (Fiorillo, Berardi, Salamon, Rodriguez,
Bjarnason, Sestu, Sansone, Okaka).
Coach: Sinisa Mihajlovic.
AC MILAN (4-2-3-1):
Marco Amelia; Ignazio Abate, Zaccardo, Adel Rami, Kevin Constant (76′ Emanuelson);
Riccardo Montolivo, Sulley Muntari (64′ Essien); Keisuke Honda, Saponara (57′
Poli), Adel Taarabt; Giampaolo Pazzini.
Subs not used: (Gabriel, Coppola, Mexes, Emanuelson, De Jong,
Coach: Clarence Seedorf.
Sampdoria 0 – 2 AC Milan
|Sampdoria|| Match Stats
|| AC Milan
|8(3)||Shots (on goal)||14(8)|
What do you think of the results? Which players surprised you or disappointed you and why?