UEFA Champions League

Totti bids Roma goodbye after a remarkable 25-season career

ROME (AP) It was a celebration tinged with tears, fear and love.

Francesco Totti bid an emotional farewell to Roma after a remarkable 25-season career with his hometown club on Sunday, contributing to a 3-2 win over Genoa in Serie A that secured the Giallorossi a spot in the Champions League.

Almost 60,000 fans inside the Stadio Olimpico stood up and cheered when the 40-year-old Totti replaced Mohamed Salah in the 54th minute. And even if Totti didn't score or set up any goals, his mere presence was what the supporters came to see.