Adel Taarabt scored his second goal in four games for AC Milan as they beat Sampdoria.

The midfielder, on loan from QPR, opened the scoring from close range after 12 minutes.

Fellow January signing Adil Rami added a second after the break with a header before Sampdoria's Maxi Lopez was sent off for two bookings seconds apart.

AC Milan are ninth, 15 points off the top three, while Sampdoria sit in 13th place.

The visitors have won four of their eight matches since appointing Clarence Seedorf as coach.

Elsewhere in Serie A, Inter Milan drew 1-1 with Cagliari, while Udinese and Atalanta also shared two goals.

Chievo beat relegation rivals Catania 2-0 and Verona withheld a late Livorno rally to win 3-2.

Lineup, Bookings (9) & Substitutions (6)

Sampdoria

  • 01 Da Costa
  • 44 Fornasier
  • 03 Costa Booked
  • 14 Obiang (López - 56' Dismissed after an earlier booking )
  • 08 Mustafi Booked
  • 19 Regini
  • 11 Gabbiadini Booked
  • 17 Palombo Booked
  • 23 Citadin Martins
  • 10 Krsticic (Fernandes Garcia - 81' )
  • 15 Wszolek (Soriano - 45' )

Substitutes

  • 04 Salamon
  • 05 Fernandes Garcia
  • 06 Rodriguez
  • 07 López
  • 09 Okaka
  • 12 Sansone
  • 13 Berardi
  • 21 Soriano
  • 22 Bjarnason
  • 30 Fiorillo
  • 77 Sestu
  • 95 Falcone

Milan

  • 01 Amelia
  • 20 Abate
  • 21 Constant Booked (Emanuelson - 76' )
  • 04 Muntari Booked (Essien - 64' )
  • 81 Zaccardo
  • 13 Rami
  • 10 Honda Booked
  • 18 Montolivo
  • 11 Pazzini
  • 08 Saponara (Poli - 57' )
  • 23 Taarabt

Substitutes

  • 05 Mexes
  • 15 Essien
  • 16 Poli
  • 22 Kaká
  • 28 Emanuelson
  • 34 de Jong
  • 35 Coppola
  • 37 Petagna
  • 59 Vasconcellos Ferreira
Ref: Daniele Doveri

Match Stats

Shots

9 14

On target

3 8

Corners

4 4

Fouls

12 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Sampdoria 0, Milan 2.

90:00 +2:57 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Sampdoria 0, Milan 2.

90:00 +2:20

Corner, Sampdoria. Conceded by Marco Amelia.

90:00 +2:19

Attempt saved. Éder (Sampdoria) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Roberto Soriano.

90:00 +1:51

Corner, Sampdoria. Conceded by Ignazio Abate.

90:00 +1:18

Offside, Milan. Michael Essien tries a through ball, but Keisuke Honda is caught offside.

90:00 +0:03

Foul by Ignazio Abate (Milan).

90:00 +0:03

Éder (Sampdoria) wins a free kick on the left wing.

89:51

Attempt saved. Adil Rami (Milan) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Riccardo Montolivo with a cross.

89:22

Corner, Milan. Conceded by Vasco Regini.

88:29

Adel Taarabt (Milan) wins a free kick on the left wing.

88:29

Foul by Roberto Soriano (Sampdoria).

87:36

Cristian Zaccardo (Milan) wins a free kick on the right wing.

87:36

Foul by Éder (Sampdoria).

87:25

Attempt missed. Keisuke Honda (Milan) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ignazio Abate with a cross.

84:45

Attempt missed. Éder (Sampdoria) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Angelo Palombo.

81:32

Offside, Milan. Riccardo Montolivo tries a through ball, but Giampaolo Pazzini is caught offside.

80:57

Attempt saved. Éder (Sampdoria) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Renan with a cross.

80:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sampdoria. Renan replaces Nenad Krsticic.

76:20 Booking

Booking Keisuke Honda (Milan) is shown the yellow card.

76:07

Keisuke Honda (Milan) wins a free kick on the right wing.

76:07

Foul by Andrea Costa (Sampdoria).

75:39 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Milan. Urby Emanuelson replaces Kevin Constant.

75:08

Andrea Poli (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:08

Foul by Manolo Gabbiadini (Sampdoria).

73:35 Booking

Booking Manolo Gabbiadini (Sampdoria) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

73:27

Adel Taarabt (Milan) wins a free kick on the left wing.

73:27

Foul by Manolo Gabbiadini (Sampdoria).

71:37 Dismissal

Dismissal Second yellow card to Maxi López (Sampdoria).

71:25 Booking

Booking Maxi López (Sampdoria) is shown the yellow card.

71:23

Attempt missed. Nenad Krsticic (Sampdoria) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

68:47

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

67:48

Delay in match Éder (Sampdoria) because of an injury.

63:40

Corner, Sampdoria. Conceded by Riccardo Montolivo.

63:39

Attempt blocked. Angelo Palombo (Sampdoria) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Manolo Gabbiadini.

63:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Milan. Michael Essien replaces Sulley Ali Muntari.

62:15 Booking

Booking Sulley Ali Muntari (Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

61:50

Manolo Gabbiadini (Sampdoria) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

61:50

Foul by Sulley Ali Muntari (Milan).

60:23

Attempt missed. Manolo Gabbiadini (Sampdoria) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Michele Fornasier.

59:38

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

59:15 Booking

Booking Andrea Costa (Sampdoria) is shown the yellow card.

58:50

Delay in match Ângelo Da Costa (Sampdoria) because of an injury.

57:42 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Sampdoria 0, Milan 2. Adil Rami (Milan) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner following a corner.

57:41

Attempt saved. Giampaolo Pazzini (Milan) header from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Adel Taarabt with a cross.

57:16

Corner, Milan. Conceded by Vasco Regini.

56:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Milan. Andrea Poli replaces Riccardo Saponara.

55:47 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sampdoria. Maxi López replaces Pedro Obiang.

55:12

Attempt missed. Giampaolo Pazzini (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Adel Taarabt.

51:20

Corner, Sampdoria. Conceded by Adil Rami.

50:25

Foul by Adel Taarabt (Milan).

50:25

Nenad Krsticic (Sampdoria) wins a free kick on the right wing.

49:39

Offside, Sampdoria. Nenad Krsticic tries a through ball, but Manolo Gabbiadini is caught offside.

47:15

Attempt missed. Angelo Palombo (Sampdoria) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Roberto Soriano.

46:03

Offside, Sampdoria. Vasco Regini tries a through ball, but Éder is caught offside.

45:19

Foul by Riccardo Montolivo (Milan).

45:19

Nenad Krsticic (Sampdoria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sampdoria. Roberto Soriano replaces Pawel Wszolek.

45:00

Second Half begins Sampdoria 0, Milan 1.

45:00 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Sampdoria 0, Milan 1.

44:18

Foul by Keisuke Honda (Milan).

44:18

Andrea Costa (Sampdoria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42:25

Cristian Zaccardo (Milan) wins a free kick on the right wing.

42:25

Foul by Andrea Costa (Sampdoria).

41:25 Booking

Booking Angelo Palombo (Sampdoria) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

41:02

Giampaolo Pazzini (Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

41:02

Foul by Angelo Palombo (Sampdoria).

38:28

Attempt missed. Riccardo Saponara (Milan) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Kevin Constant with a cross.

37:58

Attempt saved. Riccardo Saponara (Milan) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Giampaolo Pazzini.

35:21

Corner, Milan. Conceded by Michele Fornasier.

32:45

Attempt missed. Sulley Ali Muntari (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

31:32 Booking

Booking Shkodran Mustafi (Sampdoria) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

31:30

Giampaolo Pazzini (Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

31:30

Foul by Shkodran Mustafi (Sampdoria).

29:44

Keisuke Honda (Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

29:44

Foul by Nenad Krsticic (Sampdoria).

28:25

Foul by Riccardo Saponara (Milan).

28:25

Vasco Regini (Sampdoria) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

26:55

Attempt missed. Keisuke Honda (Milan) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Kevin Constant.

25:03

Attempt saved. Manolo Gabbiadini (Sampdoria) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Éder.

23:51 Booking

Booking Kevin Constant (Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

23:49

Foul by Kevin Constant (Milan).

23:49

Manolo Gabbiadini (Sampdoria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:30

Foul by Pedro Obiang (Sampdoria).

21:30

Ignazio Abate (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19:16

Pedro Obiang (Sampdoria) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

19:16

Foul by Sulley Ali Muntari (Milan).

18:11

Foul by Giampaolo Pazzini (Milan).

18:11

Vasco Regini (Sampdoria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:51

Attempt missed. Keisuke Honda (Milan) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Cristian Zaccardo.

12:50

Foul by Riccardo Montolivo (Milan).

12:50

Éder (Sampdoria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

11:30 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Sampdoria 0, Milan 1. Adel Taarabt (Milan) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.

11:29

Attempt saved. Adel Taarabt (Milan) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Adil Rami with a cross.

10:44

Corner, Milan. Conceded by Vasco Regini.

7:54

Foul by Pedro Obiang (Sampdoria).

7:54

Sulley Ali Muntari (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

6:05

Attempt blocked. Giampaolo Pazzini (Milan) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked. Assisted by Keisuke Honda with a through ball.

5:24

Foul by Keisuke Honda (Milan).

5:24

Vasco Regini (Sampdoria) wins a free kick on the left wing.

2:33

Foul by Giampaolo Pazzini (Milan).

2:33

Shkodran Mustafi (Sampdoria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

1:42

Attempt saved. Adel Taarabt (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Kevin Constant with a headed pass.

1:07

Adil Rami (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

1:07

Foul by Éder (Sampdoria).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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