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Totti boost for Roma ahead of Bologna

14 Sep 2012 18:17:33

Totti boost for Roma ahead of Bologna

Roma have been given a boost ahead of their Serie A home match against Bologna after playmaker Francesco Totti came through training unscathed on Friday.

Totti limped out of training session Thursday after suffering an ankle knock.

But the club's official site www.asroma.it said the 35-year-old took part in the first of two sessions Friday to give fans of the Giallorossi a boost ahead of Sunday's fixture at the Olympic stadium.

Already Roma's all-time leading goalscorer, Rome-born Totti is the fifth-ranked scorer in Serie A history with 215 goals to date.

However it has been Totti's role in the number 10 shirt that has won him most praise so far this season after he provided both assists for goals scored by Alessandro Florenzi and Pablo Osvaldo in a 3-1 away win at Inter Milan.

Osvaldo, the scorer of two goals in two games, left Friday's session early because of a twisted knee but was suspended for this weekend's match anyway.

Although Zdenek Zeman's side are not considered title contenders in Serie A, their display against Inter at the San Siro two weeks ago suggested they could be one of the surprise packages this season.

After two league games Roma sit fifth on four points having drawn at home to Catania on the opening day of the season.


AFP

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