Source: Cadena Ser
The Madrid team will be in the last 16 as first-placed after their victory in the capital of Italy
The Romanian attackers squandered their chances in the first half and Bale and Lucas Vázquez gave the three points to Madrid
Real Madrid managed to qualify as first group for the last 16 of the Champions League after their 2-0 victory against Roma in Italy. After a loose first time of the targets in which the Rome pardoned in several occasions, the Spanish equipment was enough of its stuck to gain the party and to wash its image after the bad image of Ipurúa. Bale and Lucas Vazquez scored the goals in a game in which Isco stayed in the stands by technical decision of Solari.
The current champion went to the Olympic stadium in Rome much better than he did in Ipurúa, although that challenge was not difficult to overcome. Benzema could then overtake Madrid if he had reached a good low center Toni Kroos.
Roma was not badly planted and immediately asked for a penalty by Lucas Vázquez. The hand existed, but after several repetitions, it is not clear if it was inside or outside the area. Yes, the hand was not blown by the referee when he had to do it.
The minutes passed and Madrid’s dominance was diluted at the same time that Cengiz Ünder was beginning to become the figure of the first half. The Turkish end did not stop wreaking havoc in the Real Madrid behind taking advantage of its tip speed by band.
Beyond a shot from the front of Modric, Roma had taken the tempo of the game and began to get the Italian occasions. First Varane cleared the ball when Schick was ready to score an empty goal and then between Carvajal and Courtois cleared a new shot from inside the area.
They were the worst minutes of Madrid in Rome. The Whites, who started the game classified thanks to the stumble of CSKA at home with Viktoria Plzen, were not leaving a good image in a very important match.
The best thing for the whole of Solari at the break was the initial 0-0, and that Rome had not made a spectacular first half. In fact, he could have scored just before the break after an error in the departure of Carvajal ball, but Ünder threw it out with everything in favor starring clearly the blunder of the day.
And when you forgive Real Madrid in Europe, you usually end up paying. As soon as the second half started, Federico Fazio gave the ball to Gareth Bale who, after cutting back inside the area, did not forgive and beat Olsen.
The goal of the Welshman made Roma leave more space and Madrid felt more comfortable, which is why he began to take over the match and left the game practically decided with the goal of Lucas Vázquez.
Benzema left the head for the Galician winger, which was not offside, and he managed the second of the night for the reigning champion, leaving Real Madrid qualified for the knockout stage as first group.
The final stretch of the game was too placid for Real Madrid who let the minutes go by for the match to end, take the three points and join the knockout round of the Champions in which will be the first of each group.