Milan display their resolve to secure a 2-1 win over Sampdoria in their Serie A clash, despite playing the majority of the second half with 10 men. The visitors took the lead in the first half through Junior Messias, but were disallowed a second by VAR for an offside call against Olivier Giroud. Rafael Leao was dismissed one minute into the second half for a high boot on Alex Ferrari, and the game appeared to turn in the favour of the hosts when Filip Djuricic levelled the scores. However, Milan were awarded a penalty by VAR after Gonzalo Villar handled in the box and Giroud dispatched the resulting spot-kick. Sampdoria were denied late on by Mike Maignan and the post as the Rossoneri held out for a gutsy victory.