Francesco Totti Did Something Brilliant After His Final Roma Game
Francesco Totti pulled on the Roma shirt for the final time, and he showed his class after the game.
Having been named on the bench for his 786th and final Roma appearance, Totti entered the fray in the second half with the game poised at 1-1, following a third minute opener from Pietro Pellegri, the youngest ever goalscorer in Serie A history, and a reply from Edin Dzeko in the first half,.
'Il Capitano' was handed the captain's armband by fellow one-club man Daniele De Rossi as he came onto the Stadio Olimpico pitch for the final time. As expected, every touch from the Roma legend was wildly cheered by those in attendance.
Roma would then eventually get over the line and secure Champions League football in an action-packed 3-2 win at the Stadio Olimpico, with Diego Perotti's last minute strike ensuring the Giallorossi pipped Napoli to the final automatic Champions League spot.
After the game, cameras were fixed on Totti during his final farewell and much like many of his teammates, and fans, he struggled to hold back the tears.
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Credit: AS Roma
Totti was handed a special No,10 shirt to mark his incredible 25-year stint with his hometown club, and he had a gift for a Roma star of tomorrow.
In a true passing of the torch moment, the 40-year old took of his captains armband and put it on a Roma youth academy, Mattia Alamiva, who is the skipper for the youngest team within Rome.
From the master to the apprentice. What a moment for the youngster.
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