Francesco Totti's record-breaking goal earned Roma a 1-1 draw with Manchester City in the Champions League on Tuesday, exposing the English club's struggles in European competition again.
The goal canceled out a fourth-minute penalty won and converted by Sergio Aguero and put the Italian club in command of a likely race with Premier League champion City for second place in Group E behind Bayern Munich. Roma has four points from two games, three ahead of City and two behind Bayern.
"We have shown tonight we are at the height of this group," Roma coach Rudi Garcia said. "We played against the champions of England, one of the richest teams in the world ... and my team played with personality and a certain confidence."
Totti — playing as a lone striker in front of a lively Roma midfield — celebrated his goal with the familiar thumb-sucking routine that has followed so many strikes down the years. He broke the record held by Manchester United great Ryan Giggs, who was 37 years and 9 months when he scored against Benfica in 2011.