An own goal by substitute Constantin Nica handed Sampdoria a 1-1 draw at Cesena on Sunday.
The hosts were on course for their first win since August 31 after Stefano Lucchini scored on the hour against his former club.
But with 13 minutes remaining, Nica deflected Citadin Eder's cross into his own net to pull Samp level.
Both teams had a chance to win the game late with Cesena's Emmanuel Cascione's effort hitting the crossbar and Samp substitute Gianluca Sansone's bullet strike rebounding off the post.
Italy coach Antonio Conte hit back at his critics after a 1-0 friendly victory over Albania in Genoa on Tuesday.
The win came just days after a 1-1 draw against Croatia drew heavily criticism for the relatively new Italy boss, who took over for Cesare Prandelli after the World Cup.
Recent scorelines may not have been flattering, but Conte insisted only the results matter.
"We've won five and drawn one," Conte said. "We won five of our six games and drew one. Some might sneer, but my lads want...
ROME -- The Italian football federation has opened a disciplinary case against Sampdoria president Massimo Ferrero for a discriminatory comment aimed at his Inter Milan colleague.
Last month, Ferrero told former Inter president Massimo Moratti to "kick out that Filipino" in reference to Indonesian entrepreneur and current Inter president Erick Thohir, in the latest racism gaffe to hit Italian football.
Ferrero later apologised for the remark, saying he was merely trying to praise Moratti.
Jeremy Menez's controversial penalty rescued a 2-2 draw for 10-man AC Milan at Sampdoria in a hard-fought contest at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris.
The hosts looked to be in the ascendancy when goals from Stefano Okaka and Eder cancelled out former Genoa forward Stephan El Shaarawy's opener.
But Samp full-back Djamel Mesbah was harshly adjudged to have deliberately handled the ball, despite doing so while slipping to the floor in an attempt to make a clearance, and Menez coolly slotted home to earn...