Sep 28, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ​San Siro
AC Milan
1-0
Sampdoria
Birsa (46')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Costa (14'), Gavazzi (34'), Krsticic (72')

Result: Valter Birsa fires AC Milan to three points against Sampdoria

AC Milan beat Sampdoria at the San Siro thanks to a second-half strike from Valter Birsa.

AC Milan have squeezed out a 1-0 win against Sampdoria at the San Siro thanks to Valter Birsa's first goal for the Rossoneri.

The result lifts Massimiliano Allegri's men into eighth place in Serie A, while simultaneously easing some of the pressure on the coach's shoulders.

AC Milan's Slovenian midfielder Valter Birsa is congratulated by his teammates after scoring during the Serie A football match AC Milan vs Sampdoria, on Septembre 28, 2013© Getty Images

Kevin Constant came close to opening the scoring with a volley in the fourth minute, but the visitors responded well, with Andrea Costa going within inches of heading past Christian Abbiati in the 27th minute.

The teams went in level at the break, but the hosts caught their opponents cold seconds after the restart, with Birsa drilling a fierce low drive beyond Junior Da Costa from just outside the area.

Robinho should have added to the Rossoneri lead three minutes later, but somehow he missed the target from close range.

The Brazilian's miss proved to be of little consequence as the home side went on to see out their second victory of the season, leaving themselves six points behind league leaders Napoli.

AC Milan manager Massimiliano Allegri prior to kick-off against Celtic during their Champions League group match on September 18, 2013
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