Manchester City's social media team were left rueing the decision to engage in some pre-game mind games after ill-advisedly pointing out that Francesco Totti had never scored in England prior to last night.
Roma came to Manchester on perfect form with a 100 percent record so far this season and morale sky high ahead of their Champions League encounter.
But Man City entered into some verbal sparring when the club's official account tweeted saying that legendary talisman Totti had never scored in England, replying to Roma's tweet previewing the game.
And sure enough, Totti put that right when he scored the equaliser with a typically impeccable finish, latching on to a Radja Nainggolan through ball and chipping past Joe Hart to secure a valuable point for the Italian visitors.
In the process, Totti became the oldest ever Champions League scorer, beating Ryan Giggs' record.
Roma now have the advantage over City in the battle to qualify from Group E and the Premier League champions need to take six points from two games with CSKA Moscow or their task starts to look very daunting.
Everything may come down to Man City's trip to Roma's Stadio Olimpico on December 10 where they can expect a hostile reception. They may want to stay quiet on Twitter that day.