Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s debut as a second half substitute failed to inspire AC Milan to score in Serie A match against Sampdoria which ended in a goalless draw on Monday.

The Swede rejoined AC Milan after signing a six month deal that will finish at the end of the season with an option of extending the contract in the next season.

However, his appearance in Monday’s match against Sampdoria didn’t help Milan who were obviously the better team as they controlled the game especially in the first half.

Sampdoria could have won the match when  akub Jankto scored the only goal but it was ruled as offside.

Ibrahimovic, who helped Milan win Serie A in 2010-11, replaced Krzysztof Piatek on 55 minutes and came close scoring with a header just before the hour mark.

The result means AC Milan are 12th in Serie A while Sampdoria are 16th.