Real Madrid began the defence of their Champions league in style by decimating AS Roma 3-0 at the Santiago Benabeau. The defending champions began the encounter against a Roma side that employed a five man defensive approach and chances were few for the Champions.
It required a moment of magic from Isco to break the resolute Italian defence. He bundled home a delightful freekick beyond the reach of the goalkeeper and flood gate opened from there on.
Mariano (Real Madrid) neatly controls a decent pass from Marcelo. He looks up and smashes an unstoppable drive into the top right corner from the edge of the box. 3:0.