Parma 1-2 Roma

Roma beat Parma
Miralem Pjanic netted his first goal of the new season to hand Roma victory

Roma kept pace with Juventus at the top of Serie A as Miralem Pjanic's late winner maintained their 100% start to the Italian season.

The visitors led when Adem Ljajic ran on to Francesco Totti's sublime chip to fire a half-volley through the legs of Parma keeper Antonio Mirante.

Paolo De Ceglie levelled after the break by heading in from a corner.

But last season's runners-up won their fourth straight game when midfielder Pjanic curled in a free-kick.

Rudi Garcia's side are second after defending champions Juventus beat Cesena 3-0 to lead the early table on goal difference.

"Parma are not an easy team to beat and they were playing very defensively, but we had a great first half and used our possession well," said Garcia.

Former England left-back Ashley Cole was an unused substitute for Roma.

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