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Totti makes history as Roma draw with City

Published: Tuesday 30 September 2014, 22.40CET
Manchester City FC 1-1 AS Roma
Francesco Totti's first goal in England, and a historic one at that, earned the Giallorossi a deserved Group E draw.
by Simon Hart
from City of Manchester Stadium

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Match statistics

Man. CityRoma

Goals scored1
 
1
Possession (%)59
 
41
Total attempts15
 
10
on target2
 
4
off target8
 
4
blocked5
 
2
against woodwork0
1
Corners7
 
2
Offsides0
4
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed13
 
16
Fouls suffered16
 
12
Passes581
 
351
completed527
 
310

Standings

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
Last updated: 20/11/2017 15:48 CET
 
Published: Tuesday 30 September 2014, 22.40CET

Totti makes history as Roma draw with City

Manchester City FC 1-1 AS Roma
Francesco Totti's first goal in England, and a historic one at that, earned the Giallorossi a deserved Group E draw.

Sergio Agüero's penalty gives City the lead
Totti becomes the oldest scorer in UEFA Champions League history with his equaliser
It is the veteran Giallorossi captain's first goal in England at the tenth attempt
City pick up first point in Group E; Roma have four
Next games: CSKA v Manchester City, Roma v Bayern (21 October)

Francesco Totti hit a history-making goal to earn AS Roma a richly deserved draw at UEFA Champions League Group E rivals Manchester City FC.

Totti's first-half strike cancelled out Sergio Agüero's early penalty and earned him a place in the record books as the UEFA Champions League's oldest scorer at 38 years and three days. The result left City still seeking a win in the group and three points behind the second-placed Giallorossi after two games.

The opening minutes were all about Maicon, Roma's Brazilian full-back, returning to the club where he spent the 2012/13 season. His tug on Agüero in the Roma box was penalised by referee Björn Kuipers and the Argentinian international did the rest, sending Łukasz Skorupski the wrong way with his spot kick. A minute later Maicon very nearly made amends when Totti's chipped pass put him clear and he smashed an angled shot against the crossbar.

That was a sign that Roma would not be cowed by the early setback and a foretaste too of Totti's influence. The Serie A outfit looked confident in possession, as would befit a team with six straight wins behind them, and in the 23rd minute they were back level as Totti found the net to usurp Ryan Giggs as the UEFA Champions League's oldest marksman.

It was a beautifully worked goal. Seydou Keita fed Radja Nainggolan and reading the arc of Totti's run behind the City defence, he released his captain, who lofted the ball beyond Hart and into the far corner. It was Totti's only touch in the City box in the first period.

Totti's next trick was a cute dink that put Gervinho clear only for the Ivory Coast forward's control to let him down. What Gervinho does bring Roma is raw pace and two minutes before half-time he streaked away from Gaël Clichy and drew a near-post save from Hart.

City had started with two strikers in Agüero and Edin Džeko yet they were being outplayed in midfield. Manuel Pellegrini's response was to send on James Milner for Jesús Navas at half-time, yet Roma remained on top, Totti flashing a shot wide and Hart keeping out Miralem Pjanić's close-range attempt. Pellegrini's next move was to bring on Frank Lampard for Džeko. As a consequence City finished strongly, with David Silva clipping an effort wide from Pablo Zabaleta's low cross in added time, but for the fourth season running failed to win their opening home game in the competition.

Last updated: 29/05/15 6.33CET

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Lineups

man. city

Man. City

roma

Roma

1
HartJoe Hart (GK)
28
SkorupskiŁukasz Skorupski (GK)
4
KompanyVincent Kompany (C)
2
Yanga-MbiwaMapou Yanga-Mbiwa
5
ZabaletaPablo Zabaleta
Yellow Card55
3
A.ColeAshley Cole
10
DžekoEdin Džeko
Substitution57
4
NainggolanRadja Nainggolan
Yellow Card81
15
Jesús NavasJesús Navas
Substitution46
10
TottiFrancesco Totti (C)
Goal23
Substitution72
16
AgüeroSergio Agüero
Goal4
Substitution84
13
MaiconMaicon
Yellow Card4
Substitution89
21
David SilvaDavid Silva
15
PjanićMiralem Pjanić
22
ClichyGaël Clichy
20
KeitaSeydou Keita
25
FernandinhoFernandinho
24
FlorenziAlessandro Florenzi
Substitution83
26
DemichelisMartín Demichelis
27
GervinhoGervinho
42
TouréYaya Touré
44
ManolasKostas Manolas

Substitutes

13
CaballeroWilly Caballero (GK)
12
CurciGianluca Curci (GK)
3
SagnaBacary Sagna
7
IturbeJuan Iturbe
Substitution72
7
MilnerJames Milner
Substitution46
8
LjajićAdem Ljajić
11
KolarovAleksandar Kolarov
22
DestroMattia Destro
18
LampardFrank Lampard
Substitution57
25
HolebasJosé Holebas
Substitution83
20
MangalaEliaquim Mangala
32
ParedesLeandro Paredes
35
JovetićStevan Jovetić
Substitution84
35
TorosidisVasilis Torosidis
Substitution89

Coach

Manuel Pellegrini (CHI) Rudi Garcia (FRA)

Referee

Björn Kuipers (NED)

Assistant referees

Sander van Roekel (NED), Erwin Zeinstra (NED)

Fourth official

Charles Schaap (NED)

Additional assistant referees

Richard Liesveld (NED), Peter Janssen (NED)

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  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution