ROME — Forward M'Baye Niang ended his AC Milan scoring drought in style, netting twice and setting up one in a 4-1 win over Sampdoria on Saturday.
The 20-year-old Niang hadn't scored in 35 previous Serie A appearances for Milan.
After providing the cross for Giacomo Bonaventura's opener, Niang converted a penalty before halftime then intercepted a pass from Sampdoria's goalkeeper for another score after the interval.
Luiz Adriano added another with a beautiful chest control and volley, and Eder converted a penalty for Sampdoria near the end for his 10th goal of the season, drawing him level with Napoli's Gonzalo Higuain atop the scoring chart.
Milan moved into fifth, seven points behind leader and city rival Inter Milan, as coach Sinisa Mihajlovic got the better of his former club.