Match ends, Palermo 1, Roma 1.
Roma missed a chance to move on to the same points as Serie A leaders Juventus by drawing 1-1 at Palermo.
The hosts took the lead inside two minutes when Paulo Dybala shot into the bottom corner after being set up by midfielder Franco Vazquez.
But Roma equalised as Mattia Destro slid in to finish from close range after Kevin Strootman's knock-down from Miralem Pjanic's deep free-kick.
Roma had a chance to score a winner but Jose Holebas's 20-yard shot went wide.
Rudi Garcia's side, who had former England left-back Ashley Cole as an unused substitute, were runners-up last season and are hoping to win the Serie A title for the first time since 2001.
However, Juventus will go five points clear at the top if they win at home against Verona on Sunday (19:45 GMT).
Elsewhere in Serie A, Roberto Mancini's Inter Milan side were held to a goalless draw by Empoli and are ninth in the table, 17 points behind Juventus.
- 89MorganellaBooked at 45mins
- 7LazaarBooked at 63minsSubstituted forDaprelàat 83'minutes
- 20VázquezSubstituted forQuaisonat 86'minutes
- 9DybalaSubstituted forBelottiat 75'minutes
- 10Pereira Silva
- 14Della Rocca
- 26De Sanctis
- 2Yanga-MbiwaBooked at 12mins
- 32ParedesSubstituted forSisenandoat 79'minutes
- 6StrootmanBooked at 89mins
- 8LjajicSubstituted forTottiat 80'minutes
- 22DestroBooked at 90mins
- 7IturbeSubstituted forVerdeat 75'minutes
- Antonio Damato
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Palermo 1, Roma 1.
Offside, Palermo. Michel Morganella tries a through ball, but Andrea Belotti is caught offside.
Mattia Destro (Roma) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Mattia Destro (Roma).
Roberto Vitiello (Palermo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Offside, Roma. Daniele Verde tries a through ball, but José Holebas is caught offside.
Kevin Strootman (Roma) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Kevin Strootman (Roma).
Andrea Belotti (Palermo) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt blocked. Alessandro Florenzi (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Miralem Pjanic.
Attempt missed. Miralem Pjanic (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.
Francesco Totti (Roma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Edgar Barreto (Palermo).
Substitution, Palermo. Robin Quaison replaces Franco Vázquez.
Foul by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (Roma).
Andrea Belotti (Palermo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Francesco Totti (Roma).
Enzo Maresca (Palermo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Palermo. Fabio Daprelà replaces Achraf Lazaar.