Furious Totti suggests Juventus play in league of their own

Francesco Totti pulled no punches as his Roma side lost a five-goal thriller in Turin, suggesting Juventus are benefiting from dubious decisions.

The Bianconeri are aiming for a fourth successive Scudetto this term, with Antonio Conte guiding them to glory in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Now under the leadership of Massimiliano Allegri, the champions have made a perfect start to their latest defence of the crown, winning their opening five matches without so much as conceding a goal.

They were always likely to face their sternest test this weekend, though, when last season’s runners-up Roma travelled to Turin on Sunday. Yet in a hugely controversial match, which saw the home side given two penalties and the away team one, Juventus picked up another win courtesy of a late Leonardo Bonucci goal as both sides ended with 10-men each.

After the match, it was patently obvious that Giallorossi legend Totti was far from happy. In fact, the 38-year-old legend went as far as to suggest that the Bianconeri always benefit from some dubious decisions from the officials, hinting that this was hardly unusual for a club who, he believes, always seem to find a way to win ‘by hook or by crook.’

“You saw what happened and that affected the match,” he told Sky Sport Italia. “For years the same old incidents keep happening. I don’t know if we were beaten by referees, but we certainly were not beaten by Juventus tonight. Juventus ought to have their own League, as by hook or by crook they always win. I am not the only one saying this, as these are things everyone in Italy should discuss. With Juventus when there is any doubt whatsoever, it’s always a penalty. I have to stop now, as if I keep talking then I’ll get suspended.”

How bad do you think the officials were at the Juventus Stadium, or is this a case of sour grapes from Totti? Have your say by joining in the discussion below.

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