Francesco Totti launches scathing attack on Juventus

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AS Roma captain Francesco Totti has launched a scathing attack on rivals, Juventus, after their thrilling 3-2 encounter on Sunday.

The Old Lady continued their impressive start to the new season with the victory over Roma, earning them six wins from six and becoming the first team to get points off Rudi Garcia's men.

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However, after the match Roma's captain was visibly annoyed with the result and didn't hold back in his post-match comments, which could see him get into trouble.

Referee accusation

The veteran was quick to blame the referees for their 3-2 loss.

He was quoted as saying to reporters: "I don’t know if we were beaten by referees, but we certainly were not beaten by Juventus tonight."

The action packed game ended with five goals, three penalties and two red-cards, and after the game, Totti was quick to judge the performances of the officials claiming they had more say in the match than either team.

Match fixing scandal

Totti's recent comments will certainly spark back memories of the 'Calciopoli scandal', which was when Juventus were done for match fixing.

Back in May 2006, Juve were one of five teams accused of match fixing, and after being found guilty, the club were demoted to the Serie B and had two of their titles stripped.

Despite being relegated, Juve managed to keep several of their big-names, and they returned back to Serie A the first time of asking, and since then, have earned their place back at the top of Italian football.

Totti's comments

However, Totti's recent comments will certainly bring back bad memories for Italian football.

Here is what the Roma captain had to say in full:

“It’s a huge shame after a good performance.

“We came to Turin to play our game, but you saw what happened and that affected the match.

“For years the same old incidents keep happening. I don’t know if we were beaten by referees, but we certainly were not beaten by Juventus tonight.

“Yes, we are angry, but also aware we are a great team and must lift our heads straight away.

“This was a match we really cared about, but Juventus ought to have their own League, as by hook or by crook they always win.

“Are we back to the same doubts? I am not the only one saying this, as these are things everyone in Italy should discuss.

“With Juventus when there is any doubt whatsoever, it’s always a penalty. I have to stop now, as if I keep talking then I’ll get suspended.”

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