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Totti Scores TWICE In Last Five Minutes To Save Roma Champions League Dreams

totti-roma2Roma legend Francesco Totti scored twice in the last five minutes to give his Champions League-chasing side a dramatic 3-2 win over Torino on Wednesday.

Roma, in third place which earns a place in the Champions League play-off round, were heading for a shock defeat until 39-year-old Totti struck a difficult equalizer just seconds after coming on late in the second half

He then converted a penalty for the winner in a performance that will surely spark more heated discussion over his disputed future with the only club he’s played for.

Totti’s contract is due to expire at the end of the season and he apparently has not been offered an extension yet.

Andrea Belotti had given Torino the lead with a penalty after getting held by Kostas Manolas and the Greece international redeemed himself by equalising in the 65th minute, rising above a crowd of players to meet a corner with a header.

Josef Martinez seemed to have scored the winner for Torino after being left unmarked by Maicon to redirect a cross at the far post but Totti then came on and turned the match around.

The victory moved third-place Roma back within five points of Napoli and opened up a seven-point lead over Inter Milan in the race for the final Champions League spot.

Inter were beaten 1-0 at Genoa. Sebestian De Maio scored the only goal in the 77th minute, firing in near the far post to conclude a clever move that included headed passes from Ezequiel Munoz and Panagiotis Tachtsidis.