Feb 16, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ​Stadio Olimpico
Roma
1-0
Juventus
Totti (58')
De Rossi (18'), Totti (31')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Lichtsteiner (51'), Matri (61'), Pirlo (90')

Result: Francesco Totti's goal gives Roma the win against Juventus

Francesco Totti's goal gives Roma the win over Serie A champions Juventus.

A goal from Francesco Totti was enough to give Roma the points over Juventus at Stadio Olimpico this evening.

Roma's Francesco Totti celebrates with team mate Pablo Osvaldo after scoring the opener against Juventus on February 16, 2013© PA Photos

The legendary Italian scored just before the hour mark with a sensational strike that flew past Juve keeper Gianluigi Buffon.

Roma started the brighter of the two sides and perhaps should have been a goal up after 11 minutes when Miralem Pjanic sent Osvaldo through, but the striker could only hit the sidenetting after he rounded Buffon.

Two minutes later, the Serie A champions were claiming a penalty when the ball hit Daniele De Rossi on the hand from a corner, but their shouts were waved away.

Andrea Pirlo almost brought Antonio Conte's side level, but his free kick was palmed away superbly by Roma stopper Maarten Stekelenburg.

Three minutes into the second half, Osvaldo was sent through once again, this time from Totti, with his finish bobbling the wrong side of Buffon's post.

The forward was again thwarted by Buffon on 57 minutes when he met Pjanic's in-swinging corner, only for the World Cup winner to save brilliantly.

However, there was little the Italian international could do about Totti's strike a minute later, when he flashed a shot high into the corner of the net after Pjanic's free kick was blocked by the Juve wall.

The home side should have doubled their lead on 65 minutes when a quick break saw Totti set up De Rossi, but the midfielder failed to make a good enough connection.

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