Totti breaks Giggs’ record as Roma hold City
Francesco Totti became the oldest scorer in the Champions League to help Roma earn a merited point in a 1-1 draw at Manchester City in Group E.
Totti cancelled out Sergio Aguero’s opener from the penalty spot on four minutes when he lifted the ball calmly over Joe Hart after bounding onto a delightful pass from Radja Nainggolan on 22 minutes.
Having turned 38 on Saturday, the Roma icon overtakes Giggs, who scored for Manchester United In Europe’s elite competition aged 37 years and 289 days.
Roma benefited from a slice of good fortune when Maicon avoided being sent off after hauling back Aguero for the concession of the penalty.
He was clearly the last man, and should have been red carded by the letter of the law.
Roma made the most of retaining 11 men as they carried the game to City throughout the evening, and could easily have departed England with three points in their locker.
It is a huge draw for Roma, who have four points from their two matches leaving City up against it to qualify for the last 16 with only one point from their opening two games in a section that also contains Bayern Munich and CSKA Moscow.