Champions League action resumes on Mar. 8 at 2.45 p.m. EST with the competition’s most successful team Real Madrid leading 2-0 against Roma from the first leg. Can the team from Italy’s capital claw the goals back needed to progress? Or will Real see the game out? Click here for the live stream to find out!
Real Madrid resumes their Champions League campaign on Mar. 8 with the second leg of their second round tie with Roma. Los Blancos already lead 2-0 after winning comfortably in Rome, so they know if they avoid defeat at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium they will go into the quarter finals. But there’s no such thing as a formality in the Europe’s premier competition. Can Roma upset Real? Click down for the live stream and find out!
Real’s patchy form in La Liga has added to the pressure they face of being successful in the Champions League. Fans expectations are high, and with this being their only realistic hope of winning a trophy this season they will have to guard against complacency.
Lucky for them then they can rely on soccer god Cristiano Ronaldo, and a whole manner of hunks to bail them out of trouble if they need. Rihanna‘s once-upon-a-time ex Karim Benzema will also be on hand to finish off any enterprising moves the teams playmakers create.
In the first game in Italy, Cristiano was the difference opening the scoring his 12 goal of the season in the Champions League to open Real’s account around the hour mark. Jesé added a late second to really harm Roma’s chances of progression.
Aside from their home loss to Real, Roma has been doing well in Serie A and are on a run of 7 straight wins. That form has seen them catapulted into 3rd place and they’ve given themselves an outside chance of challenging Juventus for the championship.
If their striker Mohamed Salah can replicate the form he showed in his last match against Fiorentina in a 4-1 win, in which he scored twice, that could put Roma in good stead. But they will have to defend well against Real’s rich pickings of attackers.
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