Despite a goal by Stefan de Vrij, Internazionale lost 2-1 to Sampdoria on Wednesday.

Thanks to a 1-3 win at Crotone, AS Roma is catching up with the number two of the Serie A.

Sampdoria ended a winning streak of eight matches for Inter with the 2-1 win.

The club from Milan was only longer without losing points in the Serie A from October 2006 to February 2007. Then no fewer than seventeen games were won in a row.

In Genoa, Inter received an early penalty after hands from former Heerenveen player Morten Thorsby.

Alexis Sanchez, who replaced the slightly injured Romelu Lukaku, saw his bet turned and in the rebound Ashley Young shot at the crossbar from close range.

Thanks to goals from Andrea Candreva (penalty kick) and Balde Keita, Sampdoria led 2-0 at half time.

In the 65th minute De Vrij headed in the connecting goal, but Inter did not get any further.

The 'Nerazzurri' therefore remain second in the Serie A and see Roma approaching three points.

In Italy a full program was played on the holiday of Epiphany.

AS Roma, with Rick Karsdorp on the left, recorded a simple victory over Crotone.

AS Roma, with Rick Karsdorp on the left, recorded a simple victory over Crotone.

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Roma startled by De Sanctis's serious accident

Roma was too strong for Crotone with 1-3.

Rick Karsdorp played on the right for ninety minutes in a 3-5-2 system.

The former Feyenoord player saw his teammate Borja Mayoral score twice and Henrikh Mkhitaryan was also accurate.

Roma was shocked on Wednesday by the news that team manager and former Italian international Morgan de Sanctis was involved in a serious car accident overnight.

The 43-year-old former goalkeeper is in intensive care, but is out of danger.

Sassuolo is currently fourth after a 2-1 win over Genoa.

Atalanta Bergamo, with Dutch national team players Hans Hateboer and Marten de Roon in the starting line, won 3-0 against Parma and is in sixth place.

Wednesday evening (kick-off 8.45 p.m.) the top match between league-leader AC Milan and defending champion Juventus will be played.

View the stand, the results and the program in the Serie A.