Roma move clear in Serie A
Roma moved five points clear in Serie A with a 3-0 win over previously undefeated Inter Milan on Saturday, while Atalanta beat Chievo.
All three goals at the San Siro came in the first half with 37-year-old Francesco Totti opening the scoring in the 18th minute before adding a second with a 40th-minute penalty following a foul by Alvaro Pereira on Gervinho inside the area.
Alessandro Florenzi then notched a third four minutes later to complete a dream half for Roma, who even coped with the 79th-minute dismissal of Federico Balzaretti to claim a seventh successive win.
Roma, who are enjoying their best-ever start to a Serie A season, are now five points clear at the summit above Napoli, who are at home to Livorno on Sunday.
Inter, meanwhile, remain in fourth place on 14 points after seeing their unbeaten start to the campaign shattered.
In Saturday's other match, Atalanta took all three points for a second successive game as Maximiliano Moralez's early strike steered them to a 1-0 win at Chievo.
Moralez netted what proved to be only goal in the 16th minute, volleying in from Cristian Raimondi's tee-up, as Atalanta followed up their 2-0 home league win over Udinese last weekend, prior to which they had lost three matches in a row.
Struggling Chievo are now on a three-game losing streak themselves and have been defeated in a five of their seven league fixtures this season.