The last of my match coverage from Italy saw log leaders Milan travel to the Luigi Ferraris to face Claudio Ranieri’s Sampdoria in Genoa. A heroic goal saving challenge from Sampdoria prevented Rebic from opening the scoring on 36 minutes. I have no idea why players remonstrate with referees who have goal line technology. Its not like they are going to overrule the machine is it not?Anyway the Rossoneri eventually took the lead in first half injury time. Jankto ridiculously handled the ball when he stretched out his arm after Hernandez beat him to a header. The ball seemed to be headed out for a goal kick anyway which boggles the mind as to why he handled anyway. Up stepped Ivorian Kessie who slotted in the kick with ease.
Tonali came close with a deft touch that came off the post on 64 minutes. Milan were cruising going into half time. Milan eventually doubled the lead through in-form Spaniard Castillejo on 76 minutes after a fantastic pull back by Rebic. Sampdoria pulled one back from Ekdal after goal line technology ruled that the ball crossed the line after a scramble on the Milan goal line from a corner by Sampdoria on 82 minutes. Milan now top Serie A by 5 points.