AC Milan Primavera recorded an important win as they beat Sampdoria 2-0 to record their second consecutive league win of the season, their third in four games. In Genoa, the Rossoneri reacted well after an incredibly difficult opening period. Goals from Nesti and Gala decided it in an action-packed match: coach Giunti's boys were clinical, creating less than usual but striking with precision and lethality. Jungdal too was crucial as he made a number of spectacular stops to keep samp out.
Nasti is in top form, having scored five goals from the Juve game on (including cup competitions); it's not by chance that AC Milan's results have improved following his return to form. The group as a unit looks to have turned a corner and the Rossoneri are currently 15th in the league table, level for the time being with Verona and SPAL, on 14 points. Up next for the Primavera: Pescara at home at 13:00 CET on Saturday 18 December.
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Sampdoria started with plenty of aggression but the first chance of the game fell the way of AC Milan and the Rossoneri took it with aplomb: in the seventh minute, Capone's long-range shot was parried by Saio but only as far as Nasti, who was on hand to score the tap-in. Pozzato's effort flew wide but ushered in a period of dominance for the Blucerchiati (apart from a chance for El Hilali). Samp would have drawn level too if it wasn't for a monumental performance from Jungdal between the sticks. In the 25th minute, he parried Montevago's effort and then somehow scrambled to keep out what looked like a certain goal from Pozzato on the rebound. He then denied Montevago again (26') before producing two stops to deny Di Stefano late in the half. A non-stop first half came to a close with AC Milan holding onto a slender 1-0 lead.
There was no change in the standard of the football at the start of the second half, with the Blucerchiati forcing a chance in the 46th minute through Di Stefano, whose effort struck the inside of the post. The Rossoneri recovered and had a raft of good chances. El Hilali tested Saio (49') before the Samp stopper made another save, this time to deny Alesi. The hosts hit back and, in the 52nd minute, Di Stefano's shot from the edge of the box was deflected away from goal by Stanga. In the 56th minute, Saio produced another big stop to keep out Younis' effort. Capone then saw his shot whistle just wide (64') before Polli fired inches off target at the other end (67'). The Diavolo started to dominate the football and, after making a few changes, doubled their lead in the 86th minute: an error opened the way for Gala to tuck it home. It ended 2-0.
SAMPDORIA 0-2 AC MILAN
SAMPDORIA (4-2-3-1): Saio; Paoletti (76' Chilafi), Aquino, Bonfanti, Migliardi; Trimboli, Yepes Laut (66' Bontempi); Malagrida (61' Mane), Pozzato (61' Polli), Di Stefano (76' Leonardi); Montevago. Subs.: Gentile, Tantalocchi; Porcu, Samotti; Bianchi, Perego; Catania. Coach: Tufano.
AC MILAN (4-3-3): Jungdal; Camara, Stanga, Obaretin (81' Nsiala), Kerkez; Di Gesù, Tolomello (14' Eletu), Alesi (76' Gala); El Hilali (76' Traorè), Nasti (81' Rossi), Capone. Subs.: Desplanches, Pseftis; Bozzolan; Björklund; Marshage. Coach: Giunti.
Referee: Iacobellis from Pisa.
Goals: 7' Nasti (M), 86' Gala (M).
Bookings: 155' Aquino (S), 92' Trimboli (S).
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