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WATCH: Francesco Totti's Sublime Touch With His Back In His Final Roma Appearance

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WATCH: Francesco Totti's Sublime Touch With His Back In His Final Roma Appearance

Francesco Totti has officially played his final game for Roma.

Three days ago, the 40-year old confirmed that the game against Genoa at the Stadio Olimpico would be his last, and as expected it was an emotional affair the Giallorossi faithful.

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Totti started the game on the the bench, but he was always going to steal the show and did so with a glorious pass with his back.

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Only Totti would pull that off.

As expected, he was given a thunderous ovation when he came out before the game, as shown in the following clip:

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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, Totti entered the fray in the 53rd minute.

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'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.

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It wasn't the ultimate fairytale we were all hoping for, but Totti did play his part in helping his beloved Giallorossi pip Napoli to second place and the final Champions League group stage place available to those in the top tier of Italian football.

The 40-year old may well have signed off with a crucial goal, having been about to pull the trigger and complete the ultimate fairytale ending when Edin Dzeko got in behind and delivered an incisive cut-back in the 73rd minute, but fellow one-club man Daniele De Rossi was first to the ball and slammed home emphatically with his left foot to send Roma fans into rapturous cheers.

The script was ripped up when mere minutes later Genoa's Darko Lazovic popped up with a header to equalise and make it 2-2.

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However, Roma did get their all-important goal to seal Champions League qualification, as Diego Perotti, another substitute, got on the end of an Edin Dzeko knockdown to fire the ball into the far corner in the 90th minute.

Topics: AS Roma, Francesco Totti

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