Plucky Samp knocked out by Cutrone brace in extra time
Sampdoria’s Coppa Italia run came to a cruel end as AC Milan triumphed in extra time of the last 16 courtesy of Patrick Cutrone’s double.
Despite enjoying clear superiority for most of the match, the Blucerchiati were unable to make the breakthrough – largely because opposition keeper Pepe Reina was in such good form.
Then, after 90 goalless minutes and a string of chances in the first half of extra time, Samp were caught out as Cutrone turned in Andrea Conti’s cross, before the young Italian made it 2-0 soon after.
It was a sorry way to finish what could have been a very different night but Doria exit the competition with their heads held high.
Sampdoria 0-2 AC Milan (aet; HT 0-0; after 90 mins 0-0)
Scorers. Cutrone 102, 108.
Sampdoria (4-3-1-2): Rafael; Sala, Andersen, Tonelli, Murru; Praet, Ekdal, Linetty (Jantko 66); Ramírez (Saponara 77); Caprari (Defrel 90+4), Quagliarella (Kownacki 95).
Subs not used: Belec, Vieira, Barreto, Colley, Regini, Tavares, Ferrari, Rolando.
AC Milan (4-3-3): Reina; Abate (Conti 99), C. Zapata, Romagnoli, Rodriguez; Kessie, Bakayoko, Paqueta (Borini 85); Castillejo (Cutrone 91), Higuain (Laxalt 112), Calhanoglu.
Subs not used: A. Donnarumma, G. Donnarumma, Mauri, Bertolacci, Montolivo, Musacchio, Strinic, S. Simic.
Referee: Pasqua (Tivoli).
Assistants: Tolfo (Pordenone) and De Meo (Foggia).
Fourth official: Fourneau (Roma 1).
VAR: Irrati (Pistoia).
VAR assistant: Tasso (La Spezia).
Booked: Ramírez 24, Rodriguez 32, Kessie 57, Praet 68.
Added time: 3+3+1+1.
Attendance: 14,854 (€315,715).
Pitch: good condition.