ROME, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- Roma moved out of the relegation zone in Serie A after beating Genoa 2-1 at home on Saturday.
Goals from Marco Borriello in the first half and Matteo Brighi sealed the vital win for Rome, and Gergely Rudolf reduced the arrears with just over 10 minutes to go, but Genoa were unable to find an equalizer as both teams tired towards the end of a competitive match.
Before the game, police arrested three Lazio hooligans who were armed with machetes, knives, iron bars and batons. They could probably have disrupted Roma's victory.
The capital giants will be hoping that a 2-1 success against Genoa proves to be a catalyst for better things to come following a disastrous start to the season.
They looked to be in fine fettle at Stadio Olimpico, with Borriello putting them in front after 34 minutes.
Claudio Ranieri's side then went further ahead eight minutes into the second half when Brighi found the target.
Gergely ensured there would be a tense finish when he slotted home after 78 minutes, but Roma held on to take the spoils.