However, after consulting the video assistant (VAR), he decided that the Ivorian's handball was unintentional and awarded Sampdoria a corner instead. Milan failed to capitalise on that reprieve, producing a thoroughly lacklustre display as they repeatedly gave away the ball in midfield. Sampdoria, still unbeaten after five games, created more chances and deservedly went ahead when Colombian Duvan Zapata pounced on a mistake by his cousin Cristian Zapata to score with an emphatic shot from close range in the 72nd minute.
FT: Sampdoria 2-0 Milan. The hosts maintain their unbeaten start to the new Serie A season against the big-spending Rossoneri... ?? pic.twitter.com/xKilU5k9K2— Goal UK (@GoalUK) September 24, 2017
Ricky Alvarez, brought on in the 90th minute, added the second goal almost immediately when he was sent clear and placed a low shot inside the far post from the edge of the area. After six games, Milan have 12 points, one ahead of Sampdoria who have played one game less. Napoli and Juventus lead with 18 points after both winning on Saturday.
Sampdoria 2-0 AC Milan FT: Shots: 12-6 Pass accuracy: 81%-84% Chances created: 6-5 Possession: 47%-53% Back-to-back away defeats. pic.twitter.com/DMxtaCHYBESeptember 24, 2017
AC Milan failed to register a single shot on target against Sampdoria: 6 shots 4 off target 2 blocked Poor day in front of goal. pic.twitter.com/2TOaEHJPtU— Squawka Football (@Squawka) September 24, 2017