The international break has come at the right time for Inter Milan, according to boss Roberto Mancini.
Nemanja Vidic's agent has quashed speculation that the defender will leave Inter Milan at the end of the season.
Eder scored the only goal of the match as Sampdoria defeated Inter Milan 1-0.
Inter will struggle to qualify for next season's Champions League, according to Roberto Mancini.
Veteran striker Luca Toni scored in either half as Verona pulled off a surprise 2-0 win over Napoli on Sunday.
Inter Milan's hopes of qualifying for Europe were dealt a blow as they were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Cesena.
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