Teenage forward Jose Mauri had a late goal chalked off for offside as frustrated AC Milan were held to a goalless draw at home to Carpi after bizarrely performing a version of the Haka before kick-off.
The 19-year-old replacement Mauri latched onto Giacomo Bonaventura's pass to bury the best chance of a low-quality encounter, only to see what would have proved his debut Milan goal ruled out.
Mauri had two more chances in his industrious cameo but could not break the deadlock, leaving Milan with just one win in their last seven matches.
While Milan's attempts to boost their European qualification hopes were thwarted by the draw, Carpi will have left the Italian city of industry in relatively high spirits.
The relegation battlers were able to put another point between themselves and the drop zone, sitting two points ahead of 18th-placed Frosinone with four games to play.