Watch: Fabio Quagliarella exploits Milan error with beautifully cheeky lob


All eyes have been on Zlatan Ibrahimovic in AC Milan‘s surprise title challenge this season, but it was another veteran Serie A legend that stole the show in their clash with Sampdoria. 

Sampdoria took the lead just before the hour mark in the Saturday lunchtime kick-off at the San Siro, with 38-year-old forward Fabio Quagliarella on his toes to exploit a mishap in Milan’s backline.

Quagliarella, who is still going strong after winning the Capocannoniere award for being Serie A’s top scorer a couple of years back, was alert enough to intercept a sloppy square pass by Theo Hernandez.

He didn’t even need to take a touch before striking at goal, catching Gianluigi Donnarumma in no man’s land, executing a perfect lob to send the ball floating into the back of the net.

Milan got one back late on through Norwegian forward Jens Petter Hauge, but it finished 1-1 on the night – a result that leaves Milan five points behind their city rivals Inter, having played two more games. The death knell of their Scudetto hopes?

More from Planet Football

13 Serie A strikers who defied age: Quagliarella, Di Natale, Totti…

All 29 living people to have scored in a World Cup final have told their stories

Can you name the top scorer at every World Cup since 1966?

Remembering Fabio Quagliarella’s best ever meaningless World Cup goal

Planet Football Stories