Made some fantastic saves to deny both Niang and Kevin-Prince Boateng.
Solid performance, and performed well against the pacey Niang.
L. De Silvestri
Went close with a couple of long range efforts, and also worked hard to ensure that Milan profited little down his flank.
Was unfortunate not to put his team ahead in the first half, but remained solid defensively throughout.
Kept the ball well and distributed well, and was the hub of the Sampdoria side.
Kept Milan's central midfield combination of Boateng and Flamini quiet, whilst being far more comfortable on the ball himself.
Kept the Milan midfield quiet with his team-mates, in what was an efficient performance from the Serbian.
Failed to impose himself very often in what was a disappointing performance.
Worked tirelessly and tenaciously to prevent Milan from settling on the ball whenever he was in the vicinity.
Failed to take a fantastic chance to capitalise on poor Milan defending, but was full of running.
Was unfortunate to meet Abbiati at his best in the first half, as several of his goal-bound efforts were brilliantly denied by the visiting goalkeeper.
Prevented his side from falling behind with a host of solid saves, especially those to deny Eder in the first half.
M. De Sciglio
Spent more time in Sampdoria's half than his own, but his poor decision making at times prevented him from having a greater impact on the match.
Will be relieved that Eder's shot which he deflected didn't nestle in the back of his own net, but was a dominant aerial force.
Was strong in the air, and coupled with Zapata, prevented Sampdoria from profiting from long balls.
His physicality allowed him to deal with threats efficiently, and he remained relatively solid.
Forced off through injury after 25 minutes, prior to his thigh problem the veteran failed to impose himself on the game whatsoever.
Poor game for the Ghanaian, who failed to make any real impact on the match, other than not managing to bundle home a goal at the back post from a decent centre by Bojan.
Tested Romero a couple of times with long-range efforts, and performed at a level above those around him in central midfield.
Went missing in the first half, but showed moments of individual brilliance after the break.
S. El Shaarawy
Not his most impressive game, as the young forward failed to get on the ball as much as he would have liked to, and his substitution was justified.
Not his best night, as his shots generally found row Z of the stands as opposed to Romero's goal.