The Champion is felt in its premiere in the Champions League. With the level that a defending champion must have, Real Madrid showed a high-level football where their midfielders, their defenses and their strikers at the end, Madrid deserved a much wider win but lacked a bit of aim.
The champion started with his most classic eleven, with the surprise of Keylor under the sticks. Surprise because Courtois had two consecutive games in the league, was supposed to be the third in the Champions League to establish hierarchies, but it seems that Lopetegui has other plans, and the fact is that it was not very relevant to the game because Rome just peeked into the white portal.
With patience and versatility, Madrid accumulated a dozen clear opportunities, from the minute 4 with a hand in hand of Bale to the extraordinary goal of Isco.
The Italians, who took a step forward after the goal began to show their game with Dzeko that enabled Ünder to try for the first time Keylor who was attentive to the play. Madrid found many spaces against. Bale had three very clear. One went away, badly profiled. The second, to the crossbar. And the third, after a majestic Modric service that the Welshman would not forgive, with a crushing left-footed shot to put the 2×0 on the scoreboard.
To close the night MD7, Mariano took a pass from Marcelo hooked and scored a right to the square. With this 3×0 against Rome, Madrid is seen as a serious candidate for the title after the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo who debuted with his new team between tears, since the Portuguese was shown a direct red for an attack on Murillo and not left other than wallowing in the engrammed and breaking into tears. What a way to debut.