Totti Now Oldest Ever Champions League Goalscorer

Roma forward Francesco Totti has is now the oldest goalscorer in the UEFA Champions League history with his strike against Manchester City on Tuesday.

The Giallorossi veteran became the first ever 38-year-old to score in the elite European competition, leapfrogging Manchester United legend, Ryan Giggs who has held the record since 2011 when he scored against Benfica at the age of 37 years and 28 days.

Totti’s record-breaking goal came courtesy of a dinked effort over Man City goalkeeper, Joe Hart, which levelled the scores in the first half at the Etihad Stadium after Sergio Aguero’s opener.

Italy’s World Cup winner from 2006, who turned 38 on Saturday, has not scored in the Champions League since the 2010-11 season when he scored the winning goal in Roma’s 3-2 group stage victory over Bayern Munich.

It is Roma’s first time back in the top European competition since that campaign, in which they crashed out at the last-16 stage to Shakhtar Donetsk.

They opened 2014-15’s Champions League group stage with a 5-1 win at home to CSKA Moscow after being drawn in one of the tougher groups with the Russians, Premier League champions Man City and Bundesliga victors Bayern.

 

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