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Francesco Totti overtakes Manchester United legend's Champions League record

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Francesco Totti has overtaken Ryan Giggs as the oldest player to score in the Champions League after his goal in AS Roma's 1-1 draw with Manchester City on Tuesday evening.

Francesco Totti executed a delicious chip over Joe Hart in the 23rd minute of the two side's Group E clash, therefore overtaking former Manchester United midfielder's previous record of 37 years and 289 days.

The Roma captain celebrated his 38th birthday on Saturday, and this goal marked his 17th career Champions League strike. His first European strike of the current campaign couldn't have been any more timely, with the Italian outfit looking to preserve their unbeaten start to the season. 

Until yesterday evening, Totti had never scored in England, despite enjoying a career spanning an impressive 22 years. Having played his whole career at Roma, after joining from the youth squad in 1992, he is loyalty personified. 

His strike has left Manchester City with a mountain to climb in their remaining group matches, and with just one point from their opening two games, the chances of progression for Manuel Pellegrini's side look increasingly slim. Meanwhile, Roma occupy second place with four points. 

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