Italian Roundup

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ROME (AP) -- Inter Milan needed a late goal from Hernan Crespo to get a 1-1 tie with Sampdoria and remain unbeaten in the Italian league.

Crespo outmuscled a defender to head in a cross from Dejan Stankovic in the 76th minute for his third goal the season. Antonio Cassano had put Sampdoria ahead in the 65th.

Inter was in danger of losing two straight games after getting beaten by Liverpool 2-0 in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Second-place AS Roma edged Fiorentina 1-0 with a 54th-minute goal from Cicinho. It was the Brazil defender's first league goal since joining Roma from Real Madrid before the season.

Inter leads the league with 60 points and Roma is second with 51. Inter and Roma meet on Wednesday.