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  • Sampdoria 1-2 AC Milan: Pato Double

    Alexandre Pato to be AC Milan's victory star when a visit to Sampdoria in the quarterfinal round of the Coppa Italia. He created two goals led the Rossoneri to pick a 2-1 victory.

    In a match that took place at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris on Wednesday (26/01/2011) , the visitors ahead two goals ahead through the action of Pato at minutes 17 and 21. Il samp replies goals came from Stefano Guberti in minute 51.

    This victory led Milan enter the semi-finals and will face Palermo, who on the day before the game on penalties to win over Parma with a 5-4.

    This action is also the debut of two new players for Milan. As promised, Leonardo played Mark Van Bommel and Urby Emanuelson as a starter in the game .

    The game

    Milan immediately kicked off with a goal scored by Robinho in the seventh minute when he went on a removable bait Emanuelson. But the referee immediately cancel it because of the Brazilian footballer was in an offside position.

    Not long ago the turn of Robinho who creates opportunities for Alexander Merkel, first-time players kick it with a sprightly young German could still be blocked Angelo Palombo. On 17 minutes Milan finally able to unlock the benefits through Pato.

    Starting from a short corner kick from Robinho in Merkel, the ball is then in-crossing by the name of the latter. The skin round Thiago Silva had touched his head and then struck by Pato's into the goal.

    Pato only took four minutes to score his second goal. Emanuelson success stems from stealing the ball from the feet of opposing players, the ball then presented the Dutch player was on Pato, who calmly deceiving goalkeeper Il samp and change the position to be 2-0.

    Sampdoria could threaten Milan the goal in minute 27 when the bait one or two of Federico Macheda with Reto Ziegler could lead kick by goalkeeper Roman. Another opportunity Macheda came in minute 32 when he escaped from the tongs two Milan players but his shot wide of target.

    The second half has been running for six minutes while Sampdoria could reduce the lag. Bait diagonal Massimo Maccarone released right leads to the head Guberti, who managed to deflect the ball toward the far post and sinking into the Milan goal.

    Sampdoria managed to minimize intensified to build attacks. In 62 minutes the host had two consecutive opportunities while still blocked kick Macheda Rome, rebound effort by Maccarone also was fruitless.

    Milan itself was not without opportunities, through counter-attack almost Robinho scored the third goal Diavolo Rosso, If not kick was blocked Costa Junior goalkeeper.

    Not to be kept pressed at the rest of the game, Milan and even make the turn at the front line. Pato out and replaced Zlatan Ibrahimovic, while Antonio Cassano is also given the opportunity to do a reunion once installed to replace Robinho.

    Cassano, a lot of cheers when entering the field, almost break down the wicket of former team. He did kick from outside the field in injury time deviated slightly from the target.

    A score of 2-1 did not change until the referee blew the long whistle. Milan win and move to the semifinals.

    Team Line-up:

    Sampdoria: Da Costa; Volta, Accardi, Zauri, Ziegler; Palombo, Poly (Tissone 65), Mannini (Koman 72), Guberti; Maccarone, Macheda

    AC Milan: Rome; Yepes, Sokratis, Oddo, Antonini (Jankulovski 80), Van Bommel, Emanuelson, Thiago Silva; Merkel; Pato (Ibrahimovic 87), Robinho (Cassano 78)


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