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Totti will now miss next week's Rome derby.

Francesco Totti doesn't do regular dismissals.

Who can forget Totti's sending off in last season's Coppa Italia final for a kick out at Mario Balotelli - probably the most blatant red card in the history of Italian football.

Last night, in Roma's 2-0 win over Lecce, Totti was sent off in the build-up to the Giallarossi's second goal scored by Mirko Vucinic, in an incident almost completely missed by television cameras.

With all eyes focused on Montonegro striker Mirko Vucinic lashing the ball home, it was hugely difficult to spot Totti being tripped by Uruguay midfielder Ruben Olivera and subsequently pushing the Lecce man in full view of referee Andrea Gervasoni.

Italian television only caught the incident with the aid of a camera behind the Roma goal and even then had to magnify the picture to have some idea of what happened.

After the game, Roma coach Claudio Ranieri said: "Olivera did the foul, tripping Totti up, and then they were discussing it. I think a booking each made more sense."

Any chance of Totti's red card being annulled was probably lost when the Roma talisman left the field in a rage and had to be held back from chasing after Olivera.

Crucially, Totti misses next week's eagerly anticipated derby match against Lazio.

Video analysis of Francesco Totti's sending off v Lecce is on the video below.

Related link: Highlights of Roma 2 - Lecce 0.

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