Nearly 60,000 fans inside the Stadio Olimpico stood up and cheered when the 40-year-old Totti replaced Mohamed Salah in the 54th minute. I have never seen so many people in tears - 50-year-old men were getting emotional, as were all my team-mates.
Ten-man AC Milan lost at Cagliari after conceding a stoppage-time goal.
23 - seasons scored in Serie A (a record).
Roma have scored 25 goals from set-piece situations (excl. penalties), only Lazio (28) have netted more from dead balls. Totti was 16 when he made his senior debut as a substitute at Brescia in March 1993, but he did not score that day - something Genoan teenager Pellegri achieved here. After all, he joined Roma as a blossoming "enfant terrible" at the age of 12 in 1989, the year that marked the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Another one-club Roma legend, Daniele de Rossi, would make it 2-1 on 74 minutes only for Darko Lazovic to make it 2-2.
Australian Tom Rogic was the hero as he hit a 92nd minute goal, giving Celtic a 2-1 Scottish Cup win over Aberdeen and their third domestic trophy of the year.
9 - Serie A runner-up finishes. He won just one Scudetto with Roma but famously said that was worth 10 league titles had he played for another team. This time I am the one who needs you and your warmth.
Francesco Totti may not be the greatest Italian footballer of all time, even if he has to come close to that mythical epithet. Ever. From Monday I'm ready for a fresh start.
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However, Cagliari had the final say as Fabio Pisacane struck the winning goal in second-half stoppage time.
'I consider myself very lucky to have trained and played with him'.
Juventus goalkeeper and fellow Serie A veteran Gianluigi Buffon: "Totti has written the story of Italian football".
Former Roma manager Claudio Ranieri: "Francesco is a real champion, a professional, a lad with a heart of gold and he is Roma's captain". "But this second place is a huge accomplishment", Roma coach Luciano Spalletti said. Totti is a gift for football lovers everywhere. His physique was nowhere near the young players surrounding him and all the characteristics that we love as the 90s generation seemed too spoiled for the nature of this Serie A game.
He is expected to become a Roma director but a statement during the week has led to reports he could play on elsewhere.
As the saying goes - out with the old, in with the new.
2007 - wins the Serie A golden boot, and European Golden Shoe with 26 goals in the league.
"Roma deserve to be playing in the Champions League and we players want to be playing in it". A number of high profile players have wished they had him as a teammate while more spoke of their honour to play against him. If Francesco does decide to retire, there would be a great void to fill.