Champions League - Round of 16 - 2nd Leg
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Real Madrid 2-0 Roma (4-0 agg)

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored 90 Champions League goals

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 40th goal of the season as Real Madrid reached the Champions League quarter-finals with a 4-0 aggregate victory over Roma.

Leading 2-0 from the first leg, Real peppered the visitors' goal, although Edin Dzeko and Mohamed Salah wasted chances for Roma at the Bernabeu.

It proved costly as Ronaldo crashed in at the near post before setting up James Rodriguez for an angled finish.

Roma hit the post but Real made the last eight for a sixth successive term.

With Zinedine Zidane's team 12 points behind La Liga leaders Barcelona, and disqualified from the Copa Del Rey, winning the Champions League remains their only realistic chance of silverware.

And although the 10-times winners impressed in attack, their casual approach to defence, particularly from left-back Marcelo, will give more potent teams hope.

Roma will now return to Serie A, where they lie third, after winning their last seven successive league games.

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo missed a great chance to double his tally

Ronaldo settles Bernabeu nerves

Strangely for a game where Real wracked up 37 shots, Roma had the better opportunities and could have changed the mood inside the Bernabeu if Salah and Dzeko were more clinical.

Ronaldo did miss a great chance to double his lead, but having been out of favour with Real fans after his seemingly critical comments about team-mates following the 1-0 defeat by Atletico Madrid on 27 February, he proved his value once again.

Early on, Real's leading scorer appeared to be trying too hard to win supporters over, occasionally guilty of showboating rather than taking the chance to shoot.

Once he stung the hands of Roma goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny either side of half-time, he finally opened the scoring when he showed great anticipation to cut across Roma's Kostas Manolas and poke in substitute Lucas Vazquez's close-range cross.

The Portuguese forward, who now has 13 goals in this season's Champions League, set up Rodriguez for the second four minutes later as the Colombian fired in low after a swift counter attack.

Gareth Bale
Gareth Bale has scored 14 goals this season for Real Madrid

Bale comes on to improve fitness

The gap to Barcelona in La Liga has coincided with a calf injury to Gareth Bale, but, after appearing and scoring as a substitute in their 7-1 win over Celta Vigo on Saturday, the Welshman made his first start since 17 January.

The world record signing worked hard on the right wing and sent in several fizzing crosses which, had Karim Benzema been playing, might have resulted in a goal.

As it was, Real took the lead when Vasquez came on to replace Bale and set up Ronaldo with his first touch.

But it was a decent work out for the former Tottenham player, who could yet make a telling difference as the season comes to a close and will be aiming to star for Wales at the European Championship in June.

Mohamed Salah
Mohamed Salah was once described by a former boss as "world-class, if only he could finish".

Salah the biggest threat for Roma

When Salah played at former team Basel, his manager Murat Yakin said the winger could be world class if only he could finish.

Unfortunately, that proved an accurate assessment of the Egyptian, who had a short-lived period at Chelsea in 2014, during which he was loaned to Fiorentina.

The 23-year-old caused plenty of problems for Real with his pace on the right wing, and set up Dzeko for a great early chance.

But the profligacy shown by both was further underlined with another miss by Salah after the break, and 18 minutes later Real were 2-0 ahead.

Diego Perotti's shot against the post, two minutes from time, would only have been a consolation.

'Players' reaction causes me pain'

Luciano Spalletti, Roma coach: "We are weak and at the first sign of difficulty we cannot be the team that we need to be. It is not as if Real Madrid are going through a great period of form and at the moment they are not irresistible.

"When I come back into the dressing room after the final whistle and see the players satisfied because they will get compliments for the performance, this creates a disappointment and pain in me that I cannot reconcile.

"When you go into the dressing room after a 2-0 defeat, you need to be angry and realise the chances you have thrown away over these two games."

Stats you need to know

  • Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored in 61 different Champions League matches; more than any other player (Raul 56, Lionel Messi 51)
  • Ronaldo has now scored five goals in his last six Champions League appearances against Roma.
  • Keylor Navas has now gone eight consecutive Champions League games without conceding, one game away from equalling Jens Lehmann's record by a goalkeeper (9 in 2005/06).
  • Real Madrid has 37 goal attempts, more than Roma, Gent and Wolfsburg combined.

What next?

Real Madrid are away at Las Palmas as they try to close the gap on Barcelona while Roma travel to Udinese in their bid to catch Serie A leaders Juventus.

Line-ups

Real Madrid

  • 1Navas
  • 23DaniloBooked at 37mins
  • 3Pepe
  • 4Ramos
  • 12Marcelo
  • 19ModricSubstituted forRodríguez Ruizat 76'minutes
  • 14CasemiroSubstituted forKovacicat 84'minutes
  • 8Kroos
  • 10Rodríguez
  • 7Cristiano Ronaldo
  • 11BaleSubstituted forVázquezat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Varane
  • 13Casilla
  • 15Carvajal
  • 16Kovacic
  • 18Vázquez
  • 20Rodríguez Ruiz
  • 22Isco

Roma

  • 25Szczesny
  • 24Florenzi
  • 44Manolas
  • 87ZukanovicBooked at 76mins
  • 3Digne
  • 15PjanicSubstituted forVainqueurat 45'minutes
  • 20KeitaSubstituted forSisenandoat 86'minutes
  • 11Salah
  • 8Perotti
  • 22El ShaarawySubstituted forTottiat 74'minutes
  • 9Dzeko

Substitutes

  • 5Castan da Silva
  • 10Totti
  • 13Sisenando
  • 14Falque
  • 21Vainqueur
  • 26De Sanctis
  • 35Torosidis
Referee:
Szymon Marciniak
Attendance:
76,654

Match Stats

Home TeamReal MadridAway TeamRoma
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home37
Away12
Shots on Target
Home10
Away4
Corners
Home11
Away7
Fouls
Home6
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Real Madrid 2, Roma 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Real Madrid 2, Roma 0.

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Sergio Ramos.

Attempt blocked. Francesco Totti (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Diego Perotti.

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Ervin Zukanovic.

Diego Perotti (Roma) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Mohamed Salah with a cross.

Attempt missed. Danilo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Lucas Vázquez with a headed pass following a corner.

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Ervin Zukanovic.

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Maicon replaces Seydou Keita.

James Rodríguez (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ervin Zukanovic (Roma).

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Mateo Kovacic replaces Casemiro.

Attempt missed. Lucas Vázquez (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Toni Kroos.

Attempt saved. Ervin Zukanovic (Roma) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Francesco Totti with a cross.

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Casemiro.

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Sergio Ramos.

Attempt missed. James Rodríguez (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Casemiro.

Attempt saved. Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by James Rodríguez.

Attempt blocked. Jesé (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Pepe.

Foul by Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid).

Kostas Manolas (Roma) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Ervin Zukanovic (Roma) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

James Rodríguez (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Ervin Zukanovic (Roma).

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Jesé replaces Luka Modric.

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Francesco Totti replaces Stephan El Shaarawy.

Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Marcelo.

Attempt blocked. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by James Rodríguez.

James Rodríguez (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Diego Perotti (Roma).

Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Lucas Vázquez following a fast break.

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Danilo.

Goal!

Goal! Real Madrid 2, Roma 0. James Rodríguez (Real Madrid) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Cristiano Ronaldo following a fast break.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Wojciech Szczesny (Roma) because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Real Madrid 1, Roma 0. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Lucas Vázquez.

Attempt blocked. Stephan El Shaarawy (Roma) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mohamed Salah with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Lucas Vázquez replaces Gareth Bale.

Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Toni Kroos.

Attempt missed. Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by James Rodríguez.

goal

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Real Madrid65101931616
2PSG64111211113
3Shakhtar Donetsk6105714-73
4Malmö FF6105121-203

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolfsburg640296312
2PSV Eindhoven631287110
3Man Utd62227708
4CSKA Moscow611459-44

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Atl Madrid6411113813
2Benfica6312108210
3Galatasaray6123610-45
4FC Astana6042511-64

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City6402128412
2Juventus632163311
3Sevilla6204811-36
4B Mgladbach6123812-45

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona64201541114
2Roma61321116-56
3B Leverkusen6132131216
4BATE Borisov6123512-75

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bayern Munich65011931615
2Arsenal6303121029
3Olympiakos6303613-79
4Dinamo Zagreb6105314-113

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chelsea64111331013
2Dynamo Kiev632184411
3FC Porto631298110
4Maccabi Tel-Aviv6006116-150

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Zenit St Petersburg6501136715
2KAA Gent631287110
3Valencia620459-46
4Lyon611459-44
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