Sampdoria’s Morten Thorsby and Kristoffer Askildsen were already on the field, which meant that there were three Norwegians on the field for the first time in a Serie A settlement.
Morten Thorsby was the only Norwegian who started the match, but both Hauge and Askildsen were replaced in the second half.
Norwegian big game
The match was characterized by several solid involvement from Morten Thorsby, who comes from a good national team match against Montenegro.
The Norwegian controlled the midfield throughout the first half, Thorsby was also very close to sending Sampdoria in the lead, but was prevented by a tiger leap from Donnarumma.
Kristoffer Askildsen came on, Adrian Silva had to leave the fray. The youngster made his debut earlier this season for the emergency national team, and got his fifth appearance in Serie A against Milan.
He became Thorsby’s partner centrally on the pitch, so it was the two former Stabæk players who controlled the midfield for Sampdoria.
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The rescuer Hauge
The former Bodø Glimt player was replaced before the end and was to quickly mark the match.
Not only did he provide Norwegian history, but he also saved the point for the big club Milan.
Hauge stepped through Rebic with a great pass seven minutes before the end, but the Croatian did not manage to take advantage of the chance.
Four minutes later, the Norwegian was icy cold. Zlatan played the ball to Kessie, who struck out to Hauge. The Norwegian turned away two defenders and outsmarted Sampdoria goalkeeper Audero.
– It was an important and nice goal. I am very happy to have finally scored again. One point is better than none, although we always chase three points. There are nine matches left, and there are still opportunities for us, Hauge told NTB after the match and continued:
– There are 27 points to fight for. If we do our job and play at our level, I’m sure we will at least secure our Champions League place. Now we have to work hard and take one fight at a time.
This resulted in Hauge’s fifth goal in the Milan jersey and that Milan retains second place in Serie A. Thorsby and Askilden’s Sampdoria remain in tenth place after the points split in Milan.
The settlement was Morten Thorsby’s 50th match in Serie A, which means that he is the Norwegian with the fifth most matches in Serie A.
Top 5 list of Norwegians with the most matches in Serie A:
Ragnar Larsen, 149 matches.
Per Bredesen, 140 matches.
John Arne Riise, 99 games.
Tore Andre Flo, 63 games.
Morten Thorsby, 50 games.
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