Milan (AFP) – It should have set the bells ringing around the red & yellow half of the Italian capital, yet reactions to Francesco Totti's 300th career goal for Roma on Sunday have been unashamedly muted.
"Well done to our captain for your 300th goal ! What an achievement ! Major respect," screamed a message posted on Twitter by club teammate Antonio Rudiger.
For its sincerity, Rudiger's message was spot-on. But it was Roma's failure to beat Serie A minnows Sassuolo, in a 2-2 draw, that stole the headlines from the veteran forward's achievement.