Roma relieved a bit of pressure on Jose Mourinho by beating relegation-threatened Spezia 2-0 in Serie A on Monday.
Chris Smalling and Roger Ibanez scored in separate halves for Roma, which moved into sixth spot. Although it is still eight points below fourth-placed Napoli and the final Champions League qualifying spot.
Spezia remained just two points above the bottom three.
Mourinho was already feeling the pressure at Roma after just two wins in his previous six Italian league matches, including a hefty 3-0 loss at home to Inter Milan last time out.