Continuation and end of the 21st day of Serie A with a duel at the bottom of the table between Monza, 11th, and Sampdoria at the Brianteo stadium, the enclosure of the club chaired by Silvio Berlusconi. Penultimate in the Italian championship, the visitors had to earn points to return to the race for maintenance while the locals could distance themselves from the relegation zone in the event of victory. In the first period, the two teams went blow for blow. Manolo Gabbiadini opened the scoring for Samp after good work from Sam Lammers (12′, 1-0) and Andrea Petagna answered him at the half-hour mark (32′, 1-1).
Returning from the locker room, Manolo Gabbiadini scored twice to launch his team to a very important victory (58th, 2-1). While the visitors were heading for a success, the locals obtained a penalty after additional time which Matteo Pessina transformed (90th + 9, 2-2). Thanks to this late goal, Monza gleaned a precious point and moved up in the first part of the table to 10th place in the Serie A standings. For their part, Sampdoria remained in 19th position and sank into crisis.