Francesco Totti didn’t only managed to inspire his team into a fabulous 5-1 victory but he also successfully broke a record, becoming the only player in Serie A who has scored 211 goals just for one club.
Totti’s double against Cesena eventually took him surpassing previous achievement made by Ac Milan’s legend, Gunnard Nordahl, who scored 210 goals for the Rossoneri during their campaign around the 1950’s.
Totti must have felt that the Saturday was going to be a very special one for him as after only around 25 seconds, the talismanic captain managed to grab a goal for his team, maximizing Eric Lamela’s back hell pass. Making the historic evening even more sweeter, the captain took less than 10 minutes to break Nordahl’s record as in the eight minute, he scored his double and once again it comes from Lamela’s assist.
Roma went on to demolish Cesena with three more goal from Fabio Borini a minute after Totti’s second, Juan and also summer signing, Miralem Pjanic, who close the home team’s goal rout on the weekend. The victory doesn’t take away Totti’s magical record breaking night as the talismanic captain leaves the pitch with his a proud attitude simply because creating records after records with Roma is pretty much something he always dreams off doing, even in the latest stage of his career.
“It’s what I always wanted: to play for one club and break record after record, Besides, it is even more wonderful to score in front of these fans. We’re seeing the perfect Roma, a team that has found its path and wants to continue like this,” Totti revealed to Sky Italia right after the match.
This convincing victory could really grew Roma and also Totti’s confidence to face the second part of this season as so far they have been getting positive results which obviously could improve their place in the table. Should they can find a success in their Italian Cup midweek clash against the league leader, Juventus, the Giallorossi could really fire themselves back into one of potential title conteders in this second part of the season.
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