Real Madrid – Roma
The current ruler of Europe Real Madrid hosts Roma in its first match from the Champions League for the new season. This is a game from Group G of the tournament and we are about to have a look at it.
After winning the Champions League for a third consecutive time and for a 13th time in history, Real Madrid have only goal in front of them – to do it for a 4th consecutive time. But can they do it without Zinedine Zidane and Cristiano Ronaldo? This is the biggest question.
It was a summer of huge changes for Madrid, because Zidane and Cristiano left the club. The French manager was replaced by Spain’s ex-coach Julen Lopetegui, while Cristiano was not really replaced by another superstar. Which was a bit surprising. Since the start of the season, Julen Lopetegui uses Marco Asensio, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale in attack. But without Ronaldo, it remains to be seen if Los Merengues could be the force they were in the last three season.
Real Madrid already made their first mistake in the Spanish La Liga, losing two points during the visit to Athletic Bilbao. Now everyone would like to see how they will do in the Champions League without a player like Cristiano.
For Roma the last season in the Champions League was just terrific. The Wolves eliminated Barcelona from the competition and reached the 1/2-finals. Despite of losing against Liverpool, Roma made a great impression with their performance and they deserve respect. Now the Italian team will have a tough start of the new season, but it’s also another opportunity for the Wolves to show that they are still very strong.
This is our take on the Champions League clash between Real Madrid and Roma at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. Good luck!