Sick burn bro.
Manchester City got a bit of publicity after they inadvertently foreshadowed Roma’s 38-year-old striker Francisco Totti scoring the equalizer on their soil.
Their Twitter account before the match mentioned that Totti had never scored in England.
Well, he pretty much had to score after that. And he did. In fact, Totti even said that he thinks the post may have given him a bit of boost with the soccer Gods.
“City’s tweet? It really brought me luck,” Totti said after the match. “It was a beautiful goal and a good performance. I really wanted to score as soon as possible as I had not found the back of the net this season. But above all, I am thrilled for my team because we have shown a lot of strength, which was not easy.”
With the goal, Totti became the oldest player to score in the Champions League, overtaking Ryan Giggs.
Here’s the original post from before the match:
“Told you I would tag you back.”
After securing the quality 1-1 draw on the road at the Emirates, Roma had a little fun at City’s expense, although it was all in jest.
City took the jab in stride, so props to both sides for cordially having some fun.
The two sides will play the reverse fixture on December 10 at Stadio Olimpico in Rome. City will likely need a positive result there after putting themselves in an early hole, so it’s doubtful they’ll be as friendly that time around.
Also, here’s a fun fact: Francisco Totti’s appearance against City was his 90th appearance in European play. Manchester City as a whole was only playing its 89th.