Cluj win crucial to our season, says Roma captain Totti

Kieran Beckles
By Kieran Beckles
francesco totti

francesco totti

Francesco Totti believes Roma’s Champions League victory over Cluj will help the Serie A side recover from their inconsistent start to the season.

Strikes from Philippe Mexes and Marco Borriello either side of the 70th-minute mark helped Claudio Ranieri’s men secure a 2-1 success over their Romanian opponents in the Group E clash at the Stadio Olimpico.

The result comes after a moral-boosting league win over reigning Italian champions Inter Milan last weekend.

Roma had failed to win any of their opening five games this season, including a disappointing 2-0 reversal against Bayern Munich in their first European match of the 2010-11 campaign.

However, their success over Cluj has propelled the Italian side to second in Group E behind last year’s beaten finalists.

“Beating Cluj was an important result for everything and everyone,” said Totti. “(They are) three crucial points that bring us fully into play in our Champions League group.”

He added: “In football the best medicine is always the win.”

MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

The Sport Review
Four Man United signings Jose Mourinho needs in summer transfer window
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Arsenal, Man United, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 40 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 25 footballers’ cars: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Real Madrid players feature
The Sport Review
Top 20 Nigerian footballers in Premier League: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Arsenal player wages 2017: Do you know how much Xhaka, Ozil and Coquelin earn each week?
The Sport Review
Halle 2017: 13th semi-final not unlucky for Roger Federer as he battles by Khachanov into 11th final
The Sport Review
Four Chelsea signings Antonio Conte needs this summer
The Sport Review
Halle 2017: Alexander Zverev fights back to beat Gasquet and set dream final vs Federer