MILAN (AP) — Roma maintained its perfect start to the season with a 5-0 win over Bologna to return to the top of Serie A on Sunday, while Juventus kept up the pressure on the capital side with a 1-0 victory in a heated derby at city rival Torino.
Roma is two points clear of Juventus and Napoli, with Inter Milan a further two points behind after it was held to a 1-1 draw at Cagliari.
Elsewhere, Sassuolo picked up a second point, coming from two goals down to draw 2-2 against high-flying Lazio, while striker German Denis tormented former club Udinese as his two goals gave Atalanta a controversial 2-0 win.
Also, it was: Catania 2, Chievo Verona 0; and Hellas Verona 2, Livorno 1.
"Our objective is still to get back into Europe and be up there with the other favorites like Napoli and Juventus in the final sprint," Roma coach Rudi Garcia said. "We'll see when we play against them. They are only two points behind, which is nothing."
Roma had won all five of its games this season — for the first time in its history — but was yet to score in the first half. It corrected that failing after eight minutes.
Bologna goalkeeper Gianluca Curci parried Miralem Pjanic's free kick but Alessandro Florenzi ran in to head into an empty goal.
Gervinho doubled Roma's advantage 10 minutes later, dribbling forward past Mikael Antonsson and driving low inside the near post. And Mehdi Benatia added a third in the 25th with a stunning volley following a corner.
Gervinho, who had had a disappointing two seasons at Arsenal, fired in under the bar in the 62nd for his third goal in two games before substitute Adem Ljajic capped a fantastic night for Roma on his 22nd birthday.
"He is a lad who needs confidence and goalscoring opportunities, which don't exist without him there," Garcia added. "Of course he makes some mistakes, but if he plays and has a lot of chances, he scores."
In Turin, Paul Pogba scored a contentious 54th-minute winner for Juventus, nodding in the rebound after Carlos Tevez's header came off the crossbar. There were fierce protests from Torino, however, as Tevez appeared to be offside.
Torino had gone close in a scrappy first half, but Juventus dominated after scoring and never looked like conceding. Torino has not won the Derby della Mole since 1995, and hasn't even scored in the past 15 editions.
Tevez injured his ankle in a nasty tackle by former Juventus striker Ciro Immobile, and his club says he is an injury doubt for Wednesday's Champions League match against Galatasaray.
"They told me Tevez was offside. But it also has to be said that earlier we were unlucky because Immobile should have been sent off for the foul on Tevez," Juventus coach Antonio Conte said. "Sometimes decisions are in your favor, sometimes not.
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