Primavera championship: Samp hold AC Milan to goalless draw
Sampdoria produced a sterling rear-guard effort away from home to keep AC Milan at bay and maintain a two-point advantage over them.
It was a tough game at the Stadio Vismara, with both teams somewhat paralysed by nerves going forward, but Simone Pavan’s players were mature and structured to gain a vital point in the fight to stay up.
The Blucerchiati were also the beneficiaries of a stroke of luck when Gabriele Capanni missed a penalty, but nevertheless: a win in the final game of the season against Chievo Verona and survival is secured.
It’s all in our hands.
AC Milan 0-0 Sampdoria
Milan (4-3-3): Guarneri; Bellanova, Djalo, Merletti, Abanda; Brescianini, Brambilla (Frigerio, 65), Sala (Mionic, 90+1); Haidara, Tonin (Olzer, 88), Capanni (Capone, 88).
Subs not used: Zanellato, Desplanches, Barazzetta, Marimbianco, Ruggeri, Michelis, Negri.
Sampdoria (4-2-3-1): Krapikas; Doda, Sorensen, Farabegoli, Campeol; Peeters, Soomets; Yayi Mpie, Bahlouli, Benedetti (Scarlino, 65); Prelec (Boutrif, 77).
Subs not used: Hutvagner, Raspa, Maggioni, Giordano, Trimboli, Perrone, Canovi, Cabral, Cappelletti, Maglie.
Assistants: Nedda, Khaled.
Yellow cards: Merletti 60, Brescianini 90+2.
Additional time: 0+4 minutes.