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Enrique praises two-goal hero Totti

6 May 2012 04:42

Roma coach Luis Enrique praised veteran striker Francesco Totti after Saturday's 2-2 Serie A draw with Catania.

Totti earned his side the draw with a 77th-minute equaliser in his 500th league appearance for Roma, whose chances of playing in the Europa League next season suffered a significant blow.

"It was an important night for Francesco (Totti) because he was at his 500th game and he scored two goals, showing all his personality as a player," Enrique said.

"it was definitely an important night for him and it's always a pleasure to see him score for his team.

"He is an inspiration to this team and a hero of Roma.

"As for what he declared about me and about the fact he asked me not to leave, it is always pleasing when a player speaks out in support of his coach."

In the second-last game of a disappointing campaign, Roma needed to win to climb into sixth on the table, and be just one point adrift of fifth-placed Lazio, who occupy Italy's final qualifying place for the Europa competition.

But the draw sees the capital club remain seventh with 53 points, three points adrift of fifth and two points shy of sixth-placed Inter Milan.

Roma now need both those sides to lose their last two matches to have any hope of making Europe.

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Roma

W L W L L

2 - 2

Competition
Serie A
Date
5 May 2012
Game week
37
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
0 - 0
Full-time
2 - 2
Venue
Stadio Olimpico (Roma)
Attendance
37000

Goals

F. Totti 52'
(assist by F. Gago) 
1 - 0
1 - 1
58' F. Lodi (PG)
 (assist by P. Barrientos)
1 - 2
67' G. Marchese
 (assist by F. Lodi)
F. Totti 77'
(assist by M. Pjanić) 
2 - 2

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
5 57'
44
16 45'
11 78'
19
15 68'
7
10 9' 52' 77'
9
31
Coach: Luis Enrique
# Player Bookings
20
12 67'
11
6
14
4
13
28 45+1'
17
10 58' 79'
18
Coach: V. Montella

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
14
8
30
18
20
23
26

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