Roma lifted the Italian Super Cup after a 1-0 win over Internazionale in the curtain raiser to the new Serie A season.
Daniele De Rossi's late penalty gave Roma victory over the reigning champions to ensure the capital side the first piece of silverware of the season.
Ludovic Giuly should have given Roma an early lead when he somehow missed an open goal after just six minutes.
Midway through the second half Simone Perrotta was sent off before he even entering the action with the Italian international being dismissed for dissent as he waited to come on as a substitute.
Roma won a penalty on 78 minutes when Nicolas Burdisso felled Francesco Totti inside the box.
De Rossi took responsibility from the spot and he slotted his effort in off the post to give Roma the victory.