Soccer: Roma move clear at top of Serie A
Napoli held at home to Sassuolo, champions Juve win beat Chievo26 September, 10:30
Second-half goals by Mehdi Benatia and Gervinho enabled Roma to notch their fifth consecutive win, giving them 15 points and their best-ever start to a league campaign.
Napoli dropped to joint-second after they were held 1-1 at home by promoted Sassuolo, who had lost all of their previous games. Champions Juventus are alongside Napoli with 13 points thanks to a 2-1 win at Chievo Verona.
Inter Milan and Fiorentina, who share fourth place with 10 points each, face each other at the San Siro stadium later on Thursday. Injury-ravaged AC Milan staged a last-gasp comeback to salvage a 3-3 draw at Bologna, having trailed 3-1 with a minute on the clock.
The seven-time European champions are 12th with five points.