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Match Thread: Real Madrid vs Roma

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Athletic Club v Real Madrid CF - La Liga Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images

Today is really about one thing: REAL MADRID opening up their Champions League bank account successfully! Opening against “Barcelona-destroyers” Roma isn’t ideal, but it could be worse. At least we’re at home. And at least we’re coming off of a win in the league! And by “win” I mean we didn’t lose, so just go with me on this okay! #moreoptimism #truthiness

This game is important. Real Madrid are not just reigning Champions League champions. We are reigning BACK-TO-BACK-TO-BACK Champions League champions so we are expecting a lot from los merengues here, even if we are in transition. We have a serious pedigree to maintain. Let’s grab these three points and leave the pitch injury (and red card) free.

PS. If Sergio Ramos takes a free kick while Gareth Bale is on the pitch I am personally going to fly to Spain to have a serious talk with him.

HALA MADRID!