GENOA, Italy (AP) — Rodrigo Palacio scored twice as Inter Milan edged Sampdoria 2-0 Wednesday to give under-pressure manager Andrea Stramaccioni some breathing room.

The match was originally scheduled for March 17 but was postponed due to snow at the Luigi Ferraris stadium.

In an otherwise unexciting match, Palacio provided the lone sparks.

First, the Argentina forward slipped between two defenders in the 43rd minute to redirect a cross from Alvaro Perreira with a header. Then he dribbled through Samp's porous defense for an easy score in second-half added time, giving him 12 Serie A goals this season.

Inter moved into a tie for fifth with Lazio, one point behind fourth-place Fiorentina.

Inter was eliminated from the Europa League last month and lost to Juventus last weekend.