MILAN — Sassuolo recorded its first win of the season with a 3-1 victory at Parma on Saturday to leave its opponent rooted to the foot of the Serie A table after five consecutive defeats.
Sassuolo, which drew with Juventus last week, was the only team left without a win.
Sergio Floccari headed Sassuolo in front in the 20th minute before Francesco Acerbi doubled his side's advantage with his first goal for the club.
The 26-year-old defender recently spent almost a year on the sidelines as he beat testicular cancer.
Saphir Taider, who had earlier hit the post, sealed the match early in the second half before Antonio Cassano scored a consolation for Parma.
Earlier, Cagliari thrashed newly-promoted Empoli 4-0, with all the goals coming in the first half.
Ekdal got on the scoresheet himself with the last kick of the first half, firing in from a tight angle after forcing his way past three Empoli players.
Later, Roma will be looking to move provisionally top of the league when it visits third-placed Sampdoria. It is a point behind three-time defending champion Juventus, which hosts Palermo Sunday.