And the last bit of hope drains away for Sampdoria as they watch Robinho head in the third goal for AC Milan. The skill all came from the substitute, new father Antonio Cassano, who managed to break through his exhaustion and show the world that even if Pato is hurt, he's set to step up and help Milan clinch the scudetto. Cassano, played in by Clarence Seedorf, chipped the ball over the head of two Sampdoria defenders, causing Gianluca Curci to rush out in an attempt to save. Instead the ball bounced past the keeper for Robinho to head into the empty net.
With Parma ahead at the moment against Inter Milan, the Saturday matches have definite impact on the Serie A table. Inter's hopes of a title could be well over, whereas Samp could very well be pushed down into 17th. Should Cesena win over Bari on Sunday, or Brescia over Genoa, Sampdoria will be in the relegation zone.