Lucas Caruana put on a solid display as he helped Sampdoria earn a last-gasp win over Milan in their second Primavera league game, on Friday.
The Maltese youngster, born in 2005, was deployed at half-time and played the second half as a defensive midfielder in a 4-2-3-1 system.
Caruana’s defensive contribution allowed the Blucerchiate to hold on to a one-goal lead until the 85th minute when Milan levelled terms from the penalty spot.
Nonetheless, Sampdoria still managed to clinch the three points with a stoppage-time winner.
Last week, Caruana made his Sampdoria debut when he entered in the closing stages of the 0-0 draw against Hellas Verona.
Sampdoria’s next game is on September 1 when they face Lecce in an away fixture from the Primavera – Girone 1.
Earlier this season, Caruana also featured for Maltese champions Hibernians in the UEFA Champions League qualifications before completing his move to Italian football.