AS Roma lost third place in Serie A when they slumped to a 2-0 defeat at Parma after Mattia Sprocati and Andreas Cornelius grabbed second-half goals on Sunday to end the visitors' six-match unbeaten league run.
Roma, playing three days after a Europa League defeat by Borussia Monchengladbach, nearly went ahead midway through the second half when Aleksandar Kolarov rattled the woodwork with a free kick and Javier Pastore's effort from the rebound was brilliantly saved by Luigi Sepe.
Discriminatory chants prompted a Serie A game between Roma and Napoli to be briefly suspended on Saturday.
Referee Gianluca Rocchi made the decision in the second half after Roma fans aimed anti-territorial chants at Napoli.
Such chants are often used by supporters to deride an opposing club's city and are treated by officials in the same manner as racist chants -- which an Associated Press photographer next to the pitch also heard being aimed at Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly.
By that point,...
Napoli's hopes of mounting a Serie A title challenge this season took another blow on Saturday when they lost 2-1 at AS Roma, who missed one penalty and converted another.
The defeat left Napoli with 18 points from 11 games, eight behind leaders Juventus who were away to neighbours Torino later on Saturday.
Roma were awarded another...