Napoli earned another spectacular win with Dries Mertens’ 28th Serie A goal and a Lorenzo Insigne stunner, but the 4-2 at Sampdoria was not enough for second place.
Francesco Totti said goodbye to Roma with a dramatic 3-2 victory over Genoa to take second place, as Diego Perotti netted in stoppages.
Director Mauro Baldissoni concedes Francesco Totti “is struggling to give up his playing career and accept the idea, but the doors of Roma are always open.”
Emerson Palmieri warned “it’s like a Final” for Roma against Genoa to get second place, but Francesco Totti “is one of the reasons I came here.”
Napoli visit Sampdoria with some slim hope left of snatching second place from Roma and of making Dries Mertens Capocannoniere.
Roma need a victory over Genoa to be sure of second place, so Francesco Totti is on the bench in his final match and Edin Dzeko challenges for Capocannoniere.
Sergio Ramos is confident Francesco Totti “would’ve had no problem playing in another big club. He’ll be remembered as one of the greats.”
Genoa are wearing a special commemorative jersey on Francesco Totti’s final match in a Roma shirt today.
Francesco Totti described his life and career in his own words, and with his own drawings, on the day of his final Roma game.
Alessandro Florenzi dedicated a beautiful poem to his friend, teammate and mentor Francesco Totti on the day of his final Roma game.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis is hoping Genoa can do his team a favour by holding Roma to at least a draw today.
As Francesco Totti makes his final appearance in a Roma shirt, join Football Italia to look back over a truly unique career and icon.
Roma President Jim Pallotta admits “there will never be another Francesco Totti” as the captain is due to retire. “It’s the first volume of a storied career.”
Maurizio Sarri warned Napoli “have a duty to believe” in second place and admits he “didn’t realise the potential of Dries Mertens” early enough.
Luciano Spalletti complained that Francesco Totti “is used” by the media to create tension. “He is not enough for Roma to win and he knows that.”
As Francesco Totti prepares to pull on his Roma jersey for the last time, join Football Italia to look back over a truly unique career and icon.
The title race and Europa League battle may have been settled already, but there’s still plenty of intrigue in the final Serie A weekend.
After announcing this Sunday would be his final game in a Roma jersey, Francesco Totti took the entire team out to dinner – without Luciano Spalletti.
Paolo Tagliavento will officiate Roma-Genoa this weekend, while Luca Banti is in charge of Sampdoria-Napoli, as the race for second goes down to the wire.
Giampiero Ventura called a host of new faces for Italy’s friendly against San Marino in Empoli on May 31, including Mattia Caldara, Federico Chiesa and Domenico Berardi.