Francesco Totti’s brilliant chip for Roma against Manchester City has been named the UEFA Champions League Goal of the Week for Matchday Two.
The Italian became the oldest player ever to score in the competition at the Etihad Stadium when he beat Joe Hart to cancel out Sergio Aguero’s opening goal and set Rudi Garcia’s side on their way to earning an invaluable point in Group E.
The 38-year-old drew Vincent Kompany out of position with some intelligent movement before spinning behind the City captain to race on to Radja Nainggolan’s pass.
Finding himself one-on-one with Hart just to the left of goal, Totti deftly flicked the ball over the onrushing goalkeeper with the outside of his right boot.
In doing so, he not only broke Ryan Giggs’ record, three days after his 38th birthday, but also finally scored for the first time on English soil.