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AS Roma hit back after Manchester City tweet backfires

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Roma taunted Champions League opponents Manchester City, after the English champions mocked legend Francesco Totti's goalscoring record in England on twitter before their clash on Tuesday night.

According to the Daily Mail, before the Group E clash, Manchester City wrote on their official twitter feed: "We're looking forward to hosting you @OfficialASRoma, and a legendary player such as Totti.

"He's never scored in England, has he?"

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Perfect response

Ironically, Totti responded in sublime fashion by grabbing the equaliser in the 1-1 draw at the Etihad Stadium, to become the oldest scorer in Champions League history.

And the 38-year-old admitted the jibe did fire him up. He told reporters: "City's tweet? It really brought me luck.

"It was a beautiful goal and a good performance," he said.

In fact, what makes the goal even more amusing is that it was actually Totti's first goal of the season; what an occasion to grab it.

He added: "I really wanted to score as soon as possible as I hadn't hit the net this season."

Great banter

After the game, the Serie A club were quick to respond to Manuel Pellegrini's men on the social media site with a taunt of their own.

The Italians tweeted: "Thanks for the hospitality last night at @mcfc.

"Looking forward to seeing you in Rome.

"You've never won a European game in Italy, have you?"

The game at the Stadio Olimpico isn't until December 10 so it will be interesting to see if the war of words continues between now and then.

It was a great bit of banter between the two sides though, and shows that despite the importance of the game, and the outcome of the result, both clubs can see the lighter side of things.

Risk of not qualifying again?

The City board may not have seen the lighter side of the result however, as the Citizens are at risk of failing to qualify from the group for the third time in four years, after gaining only one point from the opening two games. 

Their next game is away at CSKA Moscow where anything but a win could be disastrous for the blue half of Manchester.

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