European Champions League

Roma 0 - Real Madrid 2

Roma: Olsen; Florenzi, Manolas, Fazio, Kolarov; Zaniolo (Karsdorp 69’), De Rossi, N'Zonzi (Coric 64’), Cristante; Ünder Cengiz, Zaniolo, El Shaarawy (Kluivert 22’); Schick. 4-2-3-1.
Madrid: Courtois; Dani Carvajal, Sergio Ramos, Varane, Marcelo; Kroos, Marcos Llorente, Modric (Valverde 80‘); Lucas Vázquez, Benzema (Mariano 77’), Bale (Marco Asensio 84’). 4-3-3.

0-1. 47. Bale. Intercepted Fazio headed back pass and struck shot wide of Olsen.
0-2. 59. Lucas Vázquez. From close up after Benzema headed back Bale centre.

Yellow cards: Modric 21’, Zaniolo 42’, Varane 94’.

Real Madrid bounced back from their surprise defeat at Eibar on Saturday with a 0-2 victory at Roma which ensures them top spot in their Champions League group. Both teams came into the tie knowing they were already sure of a place in the next round after Viktoria Plsen beat CSKA Moscow earlier in the evening, and after an even first half, Bale opened the scoring after intercepting a poor headed back pass by Fazio. A few minutes later Lucas Vázquez made it two after Benzema headed back Bale’s cross, and Marcelo and Benzema could have added to the lead later on.