Francesco Totti Roma's captain committed, as Juve target title clincher

Ruben Hill
May 13, 2017

New sporting director Monchi stated last week that he expects Totti to retire at the end of the season and take up a director role at the club, although the 40-year-old himself has yet to make any announcement as to his plans.

Roma's Daniele De Rossi celebrates with teammates after scoring against AC Milan.

Fresh from grabbing the ticket to the final of this year's UEFA Champions League at Monaco, Juventus fans will be hoping to seal a sixth consecutive Serie A title as Roma come visiting at the 72,698 capacity Stadio Olympico in Rome on Sunday evening.

Totti, who has mainly been restricted to cameo appearances, was left on the bench again on Sunday for what would have been his last appearance at Milan's San Siro.

"We'll go into the final looking to win, but in the meantime we can't forget we need a point against Roma".

"The rest can follow afterward and there'll be time to talk about it".

Roma will also be without Serie A's leading scorer Edin Dzeko after the Bosnian forward, who has scored 27 league goals, suffered a calf strain.

Although Massimiliano Allegri's men are all but certain to retain their title regardless of this result thanks to their healthy lead and final two fixtures against Crotone and Bologna, victory here would allow them to fully switch their focus to the upcoming European final.

"It's an historic moment for Roma".

Napoli are just one point further adrift in third before a trip to Torino where a draw would secure at least a third-place finish.

But the pressure is firmly on Inter, who sacked coach Stefano Pioli in midweek amid a seven-game winless run including five defeats and claims by pundits that Inter's mercurial players are the problem.

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