Sampdoria derail AC

ROME - There was late drama as Sampdoria ended AC Milan's hopes of winning the Serie A title while boosting their own chances of playing in next season's Champions League with a 2-1 win in Genoa yesterday.

ROME - There was late drama as Sampdoria ended AC Milan's hopes of winning the Serie A title while boosting their own chances of playing in next season's Champions League with a 2-1 win in Genoa yesterday.

Giampaolo Pazzini scored the winner two minutes into injury time as the hosts came back from a goal down to beat the seven-time European champions, who had been reduced to 10 men eight minutes into the second half. Milan are now six points behind leaders Inter Milan with four games left.

Sampdoria's win means they are now fourth, the final Champions League qualification position, and two points ahead of fifth-placed Palermo, who drew 2-2 at Cagliari.

Napoli are sixth after a 2-1 win at Bari. Inter beat Juventus 2-0 on Friday night. - Sapa-AFP

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