A Francesco Totti penalty midway through the first half and a goal from Simone Perrotta halfway through the second put gave Roma the victory in a game that they dominated. Jeremy Menez goal in stoppage time sealed the win and moved Roma ahead of Inter Milan, Lazio and Napoli and to within three points of leaders AC Milan.
Palermo moved level on points with sixth-placed Juventus after a well deserved 1-0 win over Brescia. Palermo found it difficult to break down Brescia but eventually in the 86th minute they finally go the goal they were looking for thanks to Cesare Bovo.
Parma climbed six points clear of the relegation zone as two second-half goals gave them a 2-0 victory over lowly Catania. Antonio Candreva grabbed the opener in the 57th minute and the second arrived just four minutes later as Sebastian Giovinco fired home a curling effort from distance.
It made for a miserable first game in charge for Catania boss Diego Simeone, who replaced Marco Giampaolo earlier this week.