Real Madrid will host Roma in the 2nd Leg of the round 16 in their Champions League campaign at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu in Madrid on Tuesday, March 8, starting 8:45 PM local time.
As per the official UEFA Champions League website, the Spanish giants, Madrid, are looking to seal their spot in the quarter finals for the sixth-season in a row. They already lead 2-0 after the first leg in Rome and will now host Roma in front of the Madrid crowd.
Real Madrid showed tremendous form outclassing Celta Vigo by 7-1, last Saturday. Ace Portuguese, Cristiano Ronaldo, pumped 4 goals to resonate his brilliant run. He became Spanish Liga’s second-highest scorer of all time after the game on Saturday.
According to the ESPN FC reports, Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is not taking Roma lightly. He was quoted as saying, “Of course we are excited about the possibility of winning this competition but we should only be thinking about this difficult match ahead. Roma are a good team but I’m more worried about what we are going to do. Their forwards are very good. If you don’t do your job properly, you can be eliminated.
“For me the most important match is always the next one. As a coach, you want to be involved in games like this. You can’t explain with words what you feel. We have to defend when we don’t have the ball and try to hurt our opponents when we do have it. It’s not true that Roma have no chance.”
Roma have now won last seven Series A matches with their recent victory coming against Fiorentina.
Form guide (all competitions, most recent first)
Real Madrid: WWLDWW
Possible Line Ups
Real Madrid: Navas; Carvajal, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo; Modrić, Kroos, Isco; James, Ronaldo, Bale
Out: Benzema (hamstring)
Misses next match if booked: Casimiro, Sergio Ramos
Roma: Szczęsny; Florenzi, Manolas, Zukanovic, Digne; Keita, Pjanić; Salah, Perotti, El Shaarawy; Džeko
Out: De Rossi (calf), Rüdiger (thigh)
Doubtful: Nainggolan (groin)
Misses next match if booked: De Rossi, Nainggolan
Real Madrid vs Roma, UEFA Champions League 2nd Leg
Date: Tuesday, 8 March 2016
Time: 8:45 PM CET, 7:45 PM GMT
Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid
Live Stream: BT Sport1