Soccer News – Roma-Real Madrid
Roma hosts Real Madrid in a match from Group G of the UEFA Champions League. This is the big derby of the group, because both teams are having 9 points so far, being in a fight for the first place. Right now Real Madrid are leading the group because of a better goal difference, but for Roma this is a fantastic opportunity to win and go on top.
Real Madrid are in a difficult situation at the moment. Los Blancos are having a tough time since the sale of Cristiano Ronaldo and the resignation of Zinedine Zidane. Real Madrid sacked their coach Julen Lopetegui, replacing him with Santiago Solari. During the weekend Real Madrid once again suffered a heavy defeat, losing with 0-3 against Eibar in La Liga.
In the Champions League Los Blancos are leading the group with 9 points and a record of 3 wins and 1 defeat. Their only loss in the group came during the visit to CSKA in Moscow. In their last game Real Madrid achieved a spectacular 5-0 win during the visit to Viktoria Pilzen.
Roma are 2nd in the group, also having 9 points won from 3 wins. Roma’s only loss in the group came exactly against Real Madrid – 0-3 at the Santiago Bernabeu. Now the Wolves have the chance for revenge.
In their last match in the group Roma achieved a 2-1 win against CSKA in Moscow – the exact ground where Real Madrid suffered a defeat. Kostas Manolas and Lorenzo Pellegrini scored for Eusebio Di Francesco’s team at the Luzhniki. This win was really important for Roma.
These are our thoughts about the Champions League clash between Roma and Real Madrid at the Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday night. This is a very important game for the first place in the group. Good luck!