UEFA Champions League! Real Madrid Vs Roma (19/09/2018)

at 02:53 PM, 19/09/2018 (2 months ago)
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Real Madrid begin their latest Champions League title defence with a home match against last season's semi-finalists Roma at the Bernabeu on Wednesday night. Los Blancos have lifted the famous trophy three times in a row, and four times in the last five years, but they are now embarking on a new era following the loss of their manager and star player in the summer
The two teams have met 10 times, with Real winning six of those. Roma have won three games, with the teams sharing a draw. Their most recent meeting came in the 2016 Champions League round-of-16, with Real beating the Giallorossi 4-0 on aggregate (two 2-0 wins) en route to winning the competition. Casemiro will be expected to start for Real after initially being left on the bench for the weekend trip to Bilbao, with Dani Ceballos struggling to deputize for the Brazilian midfielder. Lopetegui could still shuffle his pack with Real facing the second of six games with an 18-day fixture pile-up.
Real Madrid possible starting lineup:
Courtois; Marcelo, Ramos, Varane, Carvajal; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Asensio, Benzema, Bale

Roma possible starting lineup:
Olsen; Florenzi, Manolas, Juan Jesus, Kolarov; Pellegrini, N'Zonzi, Cristante; Under, Dzeko, El Shaarawy


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