Real Madrid will try to keep the 0-2 lead obtained on their trip to Roma when the Italian side visit the Santiago Bernabéu today. The good news for Zinedine Zidane and his coaching staff is that most of the players will be available. Only Karim Benzema will be forced to sit this one out with a hamstring injury.
Real Madrid projected XI: Navas, Carvajal, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo, Kroos, Modric, Isco, Bale, James, Ronaldo.
Roma projected XI: Szczesny, Florenzi, Manolas, Zukanovic, Digne, Pjanic, Keita, Salah, Vainqueur, El Shaarawy, Perotti.
It will be very important for Madrid's defenders to keep Salah, El Shaarawy and Perotti under control, because all of them are capable of creating havoc with their speed. Marcelo already struggled against Salah in Real's 0-2 but Ramos and Varane's good performances allowed Real to keep a clean sheet.
Roma managed to beat Fiorentina 4-1 last weekend and they arrive to the Bernabéu in good form, so Real Madrid must make a statement early to let them know that they don't have a chance.