Roma closed to within a point of Serie A leaders Juventus by ending Genoa's nine-match unbeaten stand with a 1-0 victory at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris.
The hosts suffered an early setback when goalkeeper Mattia Perin was dismissed for a professional foul but his replacement Eugenio Lamanna saved Adem Ljajic's penalty with his first touch.
Radja Nainggolan then scored the only goal of the game yet, while Roma went on to dominate the remaining hour, they were lucky that Tomas Rincon's last-gasp goal was...
Genoa returned to third place in the Serie A table after Luca Antonelli's goal condemned AC Milan to their third defeat of the season.
Napoli's failure to beat Empoli earlier on Sunday meant the final Champions League place was up for grabs and Genoa took it back thanks to former Milan defender Antonelli, whose first-half header proved sufficient to settle a 1-0 home victory.
Milan suffered their first loss on the road this term but remain in the hunt for a European berth nonetheless.
Genoa defender Luca Antonelli has said he dreams of playing for Liverpool one day.
The former AC Milan player has been a key figure in the Rossoblu's surprise rise to third in Serie A, scoring against Palermo and Cesena from his position on the left of Gian Piero Gasperini's 3-5-2 formation.
Antonelli, who said he believed better was still to come from him and his teammates, told La Gazetta dello Sport: "I dream of playing for Liverpool one day.
"Anfield is like the [Stadio Luigi] Ferraris, with...