Claudio Ranieri's men picked up their second win in only three days tonight as they overcame a stubborn Viola side at the Stadio Olimpico to climb to sixth in the standings. Fabio Simplico broke the deadlock just before half-time and Marco Borriello added a second shortly after the break.
Alberto Gilardino and Simone Perrotta traded goals in the following minutes, before Gaetano D'Agostino scored a wonderful free-kick in the waning moments of the game.
Roma showed they meant business right from the start as Marco Borriello was very active upfront and had a chance to open the scoring in the 21st minute, but saw his header from the box saved by Artur Boruc.
Minutes later the ex-Milan striker had another opportunity to break the deadlock, but put his finish wide of the right post. Jeremy Menez was also denied by the Polish goalkeeper shortly after, following a blistering run on the right wing.