Roma skipper Francesco Totti hailed his "most beautiful record" after he equalled the most career goals in a Rome derby during last night's 1-1 draw against Lazio.
Totti cancelled out Hernanes' opener when he slid in a 56th-minute penalty to draw level with Dino Da Costa and Marco Delvecchio's derby record of nine goals.
The 36-year-old, who leapt the advertising hoardings to celebrate in front of the fans, leads Roma's all-time appearance and goalscoring charts but claimed levelling the goal record against his side's fiercest rivals was his most cherished mark.
"I wanted (the record) so much. It is my most beautiful record," he told Sky Sport Italia.
Totti did admit, though, that failure to win left a sour taste.
Lazio were reduced to 10 men when Giuseppe Biava saw red on 69 minutes but the hosts failed to take advantage to leave them seventh, three points behind their city rivals.
"I wanted the win," said Totti, who drew a sharp low save from Lazio goalkeeper Federico Marche...