AS Roma booked a disappointing result on Saturday in the run-up to the Europa League match against Ajax.

The Romans defeated when visiting Sassuolo no further than 2-2.

Earlier in the day, AC Milan lost expensive points in the battle for the Italian title.

Roma seemed to escape damage when Bruno Peres took the 1-2 with the final phase in sight, but five minutes before the end, the team of coach Paulo Fonseca still had to swallow the equalizer when Giacomo Raspadori scored.

During the first half, Roma had taken the lead for the first time with basic player Rick Karsdorp thanks to a striking penalty kick from Lorenzo Pellegrini.

Early in the second half, Sassuolo took the lead with a goal from Hamed Junior Traorè.

In the previous two Serie A rounds, Roma already lost to Parma (2-0) and Napoli (0-2).

The three-time national champion has now dropped to seventh place and is therefore outside the places for European football.

The quarter-final game with Ajax in the Europa League starts on Thursday at 9 p.m. in the Johan Cruijff ArenA.

A week later, the return is in Italy at the same time.

AC Milan disappointed again during a home game.

AC Milan disappointed again during a home game.

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Milan narrowly saves a point

Milan stayed at 1-1 against Sampdoria in-house.

It became 0-1 by a beautiful goal from 38-year-old Fabio Quagliarelli (he punished defensive fumbling), after which Jens Petter Hauge saved a point just before time.

At that time, Sampdoria had been with ten men for a while after a red card (twice yellow) for Adrien Silva.

It was the sixth home game in a row in all competitions in which AC Milan was without a win.

The number two in Serie A is now five points behind leader Internazionale, which has played two games less.

Stefan de Vrij's Inter awaits an away match against Bologna at 8.45 p.m.

Juventus, Matthijs de Ligt's team, will visit Torino at 6 p.m. and can narrow the gap with Milan to two points.

Fabio Quagliarella gave Sampdoria the lead just after the break, but it was not enough for the victory.

Fabio Quagliarella gave Sampdoria the lead just after the break, but it was not enough for the victory.

Photo: ANP

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