American midfielder Michael Bradley marked his recent return to action by scoring the second goal in Roma's 2-0 defeat of Atalanta at the Olympic stadium on Sunday.
Bradley has been sidelined through injury but in a rare start for Zdenek Zeman's side he pounced on the rebound from Mattia Destra's 62nd minute drive to beat 'keeper Andrea Consigli from close range.
Argentinian midfielder Erik Lamela had put Roma ahead on the half hour after a great through ball from playmaker Francesco Totti.
Roma's third win of the season moved them up to fifth in the Serie A table ahead of the afternoon fixtures and the Milan v Inter derby plus Udinese's visit to high-flying Napoli later Sunday.
Atalanta's fourth reverse of the campaign dropped the Bergamo-based side one place to third from bottom.