Rome : Defending champions Inter Milan beat 10-man AS Roma 4-1 to take the top position in the Italian Serie A football standings.
Fiorentina beat 10-man Livorno 3-0 in a Tuscan derby to move into second place.
Inter leads the league table with 14 points. Fiorentina is next with 12, and Roma has 11. Winless Livorno is last with two points.
Inter ran away with the title last season but had a slow start to this campaign, drawing twice in Serie A and losing to Turkish outfit Fenerbahce in the UEFA Champions League.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic converted a penalty for his seventh goal of the season in the 29th minute to put the holders ahead after Roma midfielder Ludovic Giuly was red-carded for a handball.
Simone Perrotta equalized for Roma in the 53rd, but Inter sealed up victory with goals from Hernan Crespo, Julio Ricardo Cruz and Ivan Cordoba.