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Totti all smiles as defiant Roma keep Juve waiting

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Milan (AFP) – Club icon Francesco Totti applauded from the sidelines then celebrated at the whistle as Roma kept Juventus waiting for the Serie A title with a defiant 3-1 win at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday.

Treble-chasing Juventus travelled to the capital hoping to secure at least a point to mathematically ensure a record sixth consecutive scudetto with two games to spare.

Totti all smiles as defiant Roma keep Juve waiting

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Milan (AFP) – Club icon Francesco Totti applauded from the sidelines then celebrated at the whistle as Roma kept Juventus waiting for the Serie A title with a defiant 3-1 win at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday.

Treble-chasing Juventus travelled to the capital hoping to secure at least a point to mathematically ensure a record sixth consecutive scudetto with two games to spare.

‘This Will Be His Last Year’ – Roma Loyalist Francesco Totti To Retire And Move Upstairs After 25 Years On The Factory Floor

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It's been announced that, at the grand old age of 40, Roma icon Francesco Totti will be bowing out at the end of the current season.

The news was broken, perhaps prematurely, by the Giallorossi's freshly-hired sporting directorRamon 'Monchi' Rodriguez, who spake thus while discussing his new job:

In terms of Totti, I already knew that there was an agreement with the club that this would be his final year as a player, then he'd start as a director.

Nike Release Limited Edition Golden Tiempo Boots To Mark Francesco Totti’s 25 Years Of Service To Roma (Photos)

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To mark Francesco Totti's 25 years of dedicated service to Roma, Nike are furnishing the veteran forward with his very own pair of signature Tiempo boots.

The limited edition Nike Tiempo Totti X Roma boot is finished in a demure and understated gold hue, and will be officially unveiled by the man himself at the AS Roma store inPiazza San Lorenzo, Rome, on Wednesday.

Serie A suspense maintained as Dzeko record fires Roma

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Rome (AFP) – A record-breaking double from Edin Dzeko fired Roma to a 2-0 win over lowly Empoli that maintains the tension in the Serie A title race on a potentially decisive weekend.

Bosnia forward Dzeko’s brace took his tally for the season to 33 goals in all competitions – eclipsing the previous record jointly held by club captain Francesco Totti and two other Roma legends.

Moving Upstairs: Roma Icon Francesco Totti Offered Six-Year Contract To Say On As Club Director

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Francesco Totti has reportedly been offered a six-year contract to stay on at Roma as a club director.

The Giallorossi legend turned 40 at the start of the season, scoring thrice in his 20 appearances so far in what is his 24th tour of duty with his one and only club.

However, it would appear Roma are now keen to shiftthe veteran 'upstairs' come next season, with president James Pallotta quoted as telling Gazzetta dello Sport:

We've not spoken [about his playing future] but Francesco has a six-year contract as a director.

Mihajlovic leaps to Hart defence after Roma romp

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Milan (AFP) – Torino coach Sinisa Mihajlovic leapt to the defence of Joe Hart on Sunday despite the England goalkeeper shipping four goals in a 4-1 defeat to Serie A title hopefuls Roma.

Edin Dzeko, a former teammate of Hart’s at Manchester City, beat the Englishman on 10 minutes with a low strike from the edge of the area.

Mihajlovic leaps to Hart defence after Roma romp

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Milan (AFP) – Torino coach Sinisa Mihajlovic leapt to the defence of Joe Hart on Sunday despite the England goalkeeper shipping four goals in a 4-1 defeat to Serie A title hopefuls Roma.

Edin Dzeko, a former teammate of Hart’s at Manchester City, beat the Englishman on 10 minutes with a low strike from the edge of the area.

Roma rout Torino to keep title dream alive

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Milan (AFP) – Edin Dzeko struck his 19th Serie A goal and Francesco Totti came off the bench to provide an assist as Roma kept their ‘scudetto’ hopes alive with a 4-1 win over Torino on Sunday.

Roma’s 18th win of the campaign allowed Luciano Spalletti’s men to leapfrog Napoli, 3-1 winners at Chievo, and return to second spot to sit seven points behind leaders Juventus.

Roma rout Torino to keep title dream alive

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Milan (AFP) – Edin Dzeko struck his 19th Serie A goal and Francesco Totti came off the bench to provide an assist as Roma kept their ‘scudetto’ hopes alive with a 4-1 win over Torino on Sunday.

Roma’s 18th win of the campaign allowed Luciano Spalletti’s men to leapfrog Napoli, 3-1 winners at Chievo, and return to second spot to sit seven points behind leaders Juventus.

Nainggolan rescues Roma after Dzeko penalty woe

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Milan (AFP) – Radja Nainggolan came to the rescue after another Edin Dzeko penalty miss as Roma kept the pressure on Serie A leaders Juventus with a hard-fought 2-0 win at plucky Crotone on Sunday.

Roma’s 17th win of the campaign moved Luciano Spalletti’s men back up to second spot to close the gap to four points, although Juventus can restore their seven-point lead with a win at Cagliari in Sunday’s late game.

Nainggolan rescues Roma after Dzeko penalty woe

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Milan (AFP) – Radja Nainggolan came to the rescue after another Edin Dzeko penalty miss as Roma kept the pressure on Serie A leaders Juventus with a hard-fought 2-0 win at plucky Crotone on Sunday.

Roma’s 17th win of the campaign moved Luciano Spalletti’s men back up to second spot to close the gap to four points, although Juventus can restore their seven-point lead with a win at Cagliari in Sunday’s late game.

Roma: Radja Nainggolan Scores Thumping Volley Against Sampdoria, Francesco Totti Applauds From Bench (Video)

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Roma kept the pressure ramped up on Serie A leaders Juventus with a comprehensive 4-0 rollicking of Sampdoria on Thursday evening.

Radja Nainggolanhelped himself to a brace on the night, opening the scoring five minutes before half-time with a stonking volley from the edge of the area...

Indeed, the Belgian midfielder's strike was so mighty that it even coaxed an excited reaction out of the old-age pensioner sat on Roma's bench.

Totti saves Roma as Torino’s England ‘keeper suffers debut heart-break

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Milan (AFP) Francesco Totti came off the bench to hit a late winner from the spot as Roma moved to within two points of leaders Juventus after a rain-interrupted 3-2 win over Sampdoria on Sunday.

"That was the first time I've ever felt afraid of taking a penalty," the 39-year-old veteran, who is in his 24th and final season at the club, told Sky Sport minutes after being mobbed by teammates under the stadium's popular Curva Sud end.

Totti saves Roma as Torino’s England ‘keeper suffers debut heart-break

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Milan (AFP) Francesco Totti came off the bench to hit a late winner from the spot as Roma moved to within two points of leaders Juventus after a rain-interrupted 3-2 win over Sampdoria on Sunday.

"That was the first time I've ever felt afraid of taking a penalty," the 39-year-old veteran, who is in his 24th and final season at the club, told Sky Sport minutes after being mobbed by teammates under the stadium's popular Curva Sud end.

Serie A: Francesco Totti Nets Late Winner As Roma Legend Scores In 23rd Consecutive Season (Video)

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Francesco Totti came off the bench to score a 93rd-minute winner for Roma in their rain-saturated win over Sampdoria on Sunday afternoon.

The game had to be temporarily suspended for over an hour at half-time due to the torrential downpour that engulfed the Stadio Olimpico, temporarily turning the place into an outdoor swimming pool.

Totti saves Roma as England ‘keeper suffers debut heart-break in Serie A

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Milan (AFP) Francesco Totti came off the bench to hit a late winner from the spot as Roma moved to within two points of Juventus after a rain-interrupted 3-2 win over Sampdoria on Sunday.

"That was the first time I've ever felt afraid of taking a penalty," the 39-year-old veteran, who is in his 24th and final season at the club, told Sky Sport minutes after being mobbed by teammates under the stadium's popular Curva Sud end.

Totti saves Roma as England ‘keeper suffers debut heart-break in Serie A

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Milan (AFP) Francesco Totti came off the bench to hit a late winner from the spot as Roma moved to within two points of Juventus after a rain-interrupted 3-2 win over Sampdoria on Sunday.

"That was the first time I've ever felt afraid of taking a penalty," the 39-year-old veteran, who is in his 24th and final season at the club, told Sky Sport minutes after being mobbed by teammates under the stadium's popular Curva Sud end.

Reports: Roma Set To Offer Francesco Totti New One-Year Contract Extension

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There was a time, not so very long ago, when it looked for all the world like Francesco Totti was saying his goodbyes at Roma.

Unfanciedby coach Luciano Spaletti, itseemed like Totti would be spending the entirety of hislong farewell hunched sourly in the back row of the Giallorossi dugout.

Higuain brace keeps Napoli on track

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Milan (AFP) Two goals from Gonzalo Higuain gave Napoli a 2-1 win over Atalanta keeping them on track for second place in Seria A on Monday.

And third-placed Roma stayed in the race for the automatic Champions League berth with a 3-2 away win at Genoa.

With two games to go Napoli have 76 points and while Roma have just 74 they enjoy a better head-to-head record if the two finish the season level on points, with fourth-placed Inter Milan ten points back.

Higuain brace keeps Napoli on track

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Milan (AFP) Two goals from Gonzalo Higuain gave Napoli a 2-1 win over Atalanta keeping them on track for second place in Seria A on Monday.

And third-placed Roma stayed in the race for the automatic Champions League berth with a 3-2 away win at Genoa.

With two games to go Napoli have 76 points and while Roma have just 74 they enjoy a better head-to-head record if the two finish the season level on points, with fourth-placed Inter Milan ten points back.

Juventus march on as Totti sets Roma hearts racing

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A Paulo Dybala brace kept Juventus's title push on track but Francesco Totti stole the show in Serie A with two goals in a 3-2 win over Torino that moved Roma closer to Champions League qualification on Wednesday.

Juve's closest rivals Napoli had fired a warning shot after putting six unanswered goals, including a hat-trick from Belgium midfielder Dries Mertens, past Bologna on Tuesday.

Juventus march on as Totti sets Roma hearts racing

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A Paulo Dybala brace kept Juventus's title push on track but Francesco Totti stole the show in Serie A with two goals in a 3-2 win over Torino that moved Roma closer to Champions League qualification on Wednesday.

Juve's closest rivals Napoli had fired a warning shot after putting six unanswered goals, including a hat-trick from Belgium midfielder Dries Mertens, past Bologna on Tuesday.

Totti to the rescue as Roma drop points at Atalanta

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Francesco Totti came off the bench to hit a late, precious leveler as Champions League-chasing Roma dropped two points in a thrilling 3-3 draw away to Atalanta on Sunday.

Roma travelled to Bergamo feeling the pressure after Inter Milan stunned Napoli 2-0 on Saturday to close the gap on third place to three points.

Totti to the rescue as Roma drop points at Atalanta

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Francesco Totti came off the bench to hit a late, precious leveler as Champions League-chasing Roma dropped two points in a thrilling 3-3 draw away to Atalanta on Sunday.

Roma travelled to Bergamo feeling the pressure after Inter Milan stunned Napoli 2-0 on Saturday to close the gap on third place to three points.

Totti facing fan boycott on what could be final Serie A derby

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Roma icon Francesco Totti faces the ignominy of playing possibly his final derby in a virtually empty stadium following a call by fans to boycott Sunday's fixture against Lazio.

Totti is in his 23rd season with the 'Giallorossi' and some, especially his wife Ilary Blasi, expect it to be his last as appearances become rarer and club bosses stall on offering the 39-year-old playmaker a new deal in the hope he accepts a director's role.

Totti facing fan boycott on what could be final Serie A derby

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Roma icon Francesco Totti faces the ignominy of playing possibly his final derby in a virtually empty stadium following a call by fans to boycott Sunday's fixture against Lazio.

Totti is in his 23rd season with the 'Giallorossi' and some, especially his wife Ilary Blasi, expect it to be his last as appearances become rarer and club bosses stall on offering the 39-year-old playmaker a new deal in the hope he accepts a director's role.

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Five things we learnt from Serie A

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Milan (AFP) – There was a touch of nostalgia with the return to Pescara of Zdenek Zeman, but also the shadow of crime with the blackmailing of Sampdoria striker Fabio Quagliarella.

England’s Joe Hart was given his coach’s backing despite conceding four against Roma, who want more legendary players like Francesco Totti at the club.

Five things we learnt from Serie A

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Milan (AFP) – There was a touch of nostalgia with the return to Pescara of Zdenek Zeman, but also the shadow of crime with the blackmailing of Sampdoria striker Fabio Quagliarella.

England’s Joe Hart was given his coach’s backing despite conceding four against Roma, who want more legendary players like Francesco Totti at the club.

Fear and loathing in Rome as derby day approaches

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Rome (AFP) They share the same city, the same pizzas and the same football stadium but that's where the similarities end for the fans of Lazio and Roma.

The 'Derby della Capitale' is the most intense in Italy and while Sunday's clash at the Stadio Olimpico could have a direct impact on the sides' title hopes, for most it's a question of local pride.

Five things we learned in Serie A

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Milan (AFP) Juve are still unstoppable, Gonzalo Higuain is still deadly when he's overweight and there's still no stopping Roma icon Francesco Totti.

Here's five things we learned in Serie A this weekend:

Juventus set out scudetto stall

This time last year Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri was nervously biting his fingernails on the touchlines as the Italian giants responded to a Champions League defeat to Barcelona in May 2015 by contriving to completely destroy their start to the Serie A season.

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How do you solve a problem like Wayne Rooney?

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Euro 2016 Art: Minimalist Illustrator Creates ‘Line Map’ Diagram Of Hal Robson-Kanu’s Goal Against Belgium (Photo)

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We're not going to pretend for a single moment that there is anyway on Earth to improve upon Hal Robson-Kanu's masterful goal for Wales in their Euro 2016 quarter-final win overBelgium.

However, graphic designerRick Hincks (known professionally as Rincks) has come as close as humanly possible with his cracking minimalist take on HRK's Belgian-bamboozling belter.

Serie A

From Berlin to Balotelli through gloom and glory: The 10-year evolution of the Italy national team

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The Impossible Farewell: Why Francesco Totti deserves one more season at AS Roma

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by Franco Ficetola 'The king of Rome is not dead' was the statement printed on the white t-shirt Francesco Tottidisplayed almost exactly five years ago. It came after aSerie A match...

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Emotional: Roma Commentator Carlo Zampa On Verge Of Nervous Breakdown After Francesco Totti Scores Late Equaliser (Video)

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On what was just his eighth league appearance of the season, Francesco Totti scored a dramatic late equaliser for Roma against Atalanta on Sunday with what might just be his final ever goal for the Giallorossi.

Despite his nailed-on status as a Roma immortal, Totti has been jemmied out of the first team picture by coach Luciano Spalletti this season, with the 39-year-old now widely expected to move on/call it a day this summer.

Rome Derby: When Lazio and Roma ruled Serie A

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Football Art: Roma Players Painted As Historical Figures Of Old (Photos)

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As featured on the club's official website, local painter and Roma fanFabrizio Birimbelli has produced a series of work that sees a whole batch of Giallorossi stars re-imagined as historical figures of yore.

The likes of Francesco Totti, Daniele De Rossi et al haveall been captured in classic renaissance oil portrait style,dressed in their military finery and staring defiantly off into middle distance.

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Cosmos not planning on shake-up following two straight defeats

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The past twoweeks have been steps backwards for the New York Cosmos, but head coach Giovani Savarese insists there is no need to shake things up any time soon.

Following a dominant start that produced two straight wins, the Cosmos have conceded late in the ensuing two contests to earn back-to-back defeats.

Sources: Cosmos not pursuing Francesco Totti amid reports

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Francesco Totti continues to be linked with a move to the New York Cosmos, but it doesn't appear the AS Roma legend will be joining the NASL club any time soon.

Sources tell SBI the Cosmos are not actively pursuing the 39-year-old Italian star. The Cosmos were previously linked with Totti earlier this year, but denied a move was imminent.