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AS Roma took their place atop Serie A as the last side with a 100 percent record for the season, thanks to a 2-0 win at Sampdoria. Mehdi Benatia and Gervinho scored the second-half goals to send Roma two points clear, with Sampdoria winless after five games and into the bottom three.
Lazio beat Catania 3-1 with the away side finishing with 10 men after having Giuseppe Bellusci sent-off with 60 minutes on the clock. The scoring was already done by that point, with Ederson, Senad Lulic and Hernanes all on the scoresheet. Lazio move up to sixth, Catania are 19th with just one point from five games.
Livorno and Cagliari drew 1-1 in one of the less-eventful games of the week. Andrea Luci and Segundo Victor Ibarbo traded strikes either side of half time leaving Livorno now unbeaten in four games.
Parma ran out 4-3 victors over Atalanta in the highest-scoring game from Wednesday night. The home team had the better of the game and always looked in control, with a Marco Parolo brace helping to set them up 4-1 after just 40 minutes, but Amauri's red card after the break could have proved costly. Marko Livaja pulled the scoreline back to 4-3, leaving Atalanta needing one more to salvage a point, but they couldn't find it in the last 10 minutes. It was Parma's first win of the season and Atalanta's third straight loss.
Torino drew 2-2 with Hellas Verona thanks to an Alessio Cerci brace, but Jorginho's penalty in the second half denied the home side all three points. Both sides are in the top half, with one point separating them.
Udinese beat Genoa 1-0 on Tuesday night thanks to a late Antonio Di Natale goal, moving them up to ninth in the table. The final game of the match-week will be played on Thursday evening, with Inter Milan set to face Fiorentina.