Roma resisted a late Sampdoria fightback to record a 2-1 Serie A victory at the Stadio Olimpico.
Goals from Alessandro Florenzi and new signing Diego Perotti boosted the Giallorossi into a healthy lead, but Fernando's response for Samp set nerves jangling.
Wojciech Szczesny had to protect the three points with a point-blank save from Antonio Cassano at the death.
Roma might have scored several times in the first half. Antonio Rudiger was unlucky not to steer Miralem Pjanic's cross home and Stephan...