Fans clashed outside the ground before kick-off with three Catania fans needing medical attention after suffering stab wounds near the ground. When the on-pitch action got under way, it was Roma who dominated.
Ludovic Giuly opened the scoring for Roma in the eighth minute before Daniele De Rossi made it 2-0 from the penalty spot on 57 minutes after Christian Terlizzi had brought down Rodrigo Taddei inside the box.
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