Sunday August 10 2014
Totti double in Roma rout

Francesco Totti bagged a brace as Roma flattened local side Eltendorf 5-0 in Austria.

The Giallorossi flew out to Austria last night for the latest stage of pre-season training and immediately went into a friendly game.

It was one-way traffic and after several good chances Gervinho gave Roma the lead, tapping in when Francesco Totti went round the goalkeeper and rolled across.

Seydou Keita’s chest and volley smacked against the bar, then 19-year-old Michele Somma made it 2-0 on the end of a well-worked Totti free kick.

The captain got his own name on the scoresheet thanks to a trademark lob over the helpless goalkeeper, then moments later completed his brace from the penalty spot.

Substitute Somma rounded out the scoreline late on with his second of the game, pouncing on the rebound when Marco Borriello’s shot was parried.

Alessandro Florenzi threatened a sixth, but his free kick only skimmed the woodwork.

Roma: Lobont; Torosidis (Capradossi 70), Benatia (Somma 65), Astori, Cole; Keita (Paredes 85), De Rossi, Pjanic (Ucan 70); Florenzi, Totti (Sanabria 84), Gervinho (Borriello 65)