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.
Sergio Pellissier was Chievo's hero as his first two goals of the season lifted them off the foot of Serie A and above their opponents Cesena after a 2-1 win.
The 35-year-old, who has been reduced to little more than a watching brief this season, sprang from the bench to put Chievo in front early in the second half.
The former Italy international then grabbed a last-minute winner, just two minutes after Milan Djuric thought he had earned Cesena a point with his first goal of the campaign.
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A late Juanito Gomez goal denied Cesena what would have been an important victory at the Stadio Dino Manuzzi.
Gregoire Defrel had given Cesena the lead midway through the first half, but their attempts to hold onto victory were thwarted when Gomez struck for Hellas Verona 13 minutes from time.
He thus denied Cesena a win which would have taken them out of the bottom three, where instead they remain after 10 games of the season as a result of this 1-1 draw.
With Cesena needing the points with more urgency...