GdS: VAR, red card and a penalty – Milan win with 10 men against Sampdoria

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan managed to get their first away win of the season at the Marassi on Saturday night as they beat Sampdoria 2-1 despite going down to 10 men.

La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews) has written about the main takeaways of the game, starting with the cost of the victory after Rafael Leao’s red card which came following two yellows. The Portuguese winger will therefore miss next Sunday’s big match against Napoli.

Milan scored the opening goal of the game in the first few minutes as Junior Messias scored, and then thought they had doubled their lead when Charles De Ketelaere scored with his shoulder, but the goal was ruled out due to Olivier Giroud being considered offside.

Not long after the red card, Sampdoria scored the goal to make it 1-1 through Filip Djuricic. A misunderstanding between Tonali and Calabria allowed him to head in at the near post, but Olivier Giroud’s well-taken penalty after a good handball spot by VAR ensured all three points would be coming back to Milano.

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  1. Fabbri made some serious errors in this match the same as he did back in 2019 when he refereed Milan vs Juve.

    I just hope we don’t get this guy anymore.

    1. Can you please name those mistakes and explain your reasoning? From my perspective, they did okay. Maybe Leao’s first yellow was a bit harsh, but the rest was nothing too bad.

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