Roma thrash Carpi, Juventus lose again

Roma claimed an emphatic 5-1 win over Carpi in the Serie A on Saturday, while Juventus went down 2-1 at Napoli.

Roma showed plenty of enterprise from the get-go, and they took a 1-0 lead over Carpi on 24 minutes through Kostas Manolas.

Four minutes later, Miralem Pjanic doubled the lead with a well-taken free kick, and Gervinho added a third on 31 minutes when a powerful strike from Maicon was parried right into his path.

Carpi managed to pull a goal back three minutes later as Marco Boriello latched on to a cross from Gabriel Silva and headed home.

But it was Roma who came out firing in the second half, scoring their fourth through Mohamed Salah after another parried shot.

Carpi had a couple of decent chances to grab their second, but a rampant Roma kept pressing and netted their fifth in the 68th minute through Lucas Digne after a cross assist from Maicon.

Carpi were awarded a penalty on 75 minutes when Maicon brought down Antonio Di Gaudio, but Morgan De Sanctis had the measure of his shot in goal.

Over at the Stadio San Paolo, Napoli claimed a well-deserved 2-1 win over Juventus to move into the top half of the table.

Lorenzo Insigne struck in the 26th minute before Gonzalo Higuain added the home side's second just after the hour mark.

Maro Lemina hit back almost instantly for Juventus to get them back to within one, but Napoli held on to claim all three points.

For defending Serie A champions Juventus, a third loss of the season which leaves them languishing in 13th place on the table.