Roma will seek revenge over Real Madrid when the teams meet for a Group G clash in the UEFA Champions League at the Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday, 27 November 2018, kick-off at 22h00 CAT.
The teams’ first group meeting back in September saw Real claim an emphatic 3-0 win in Madrid, with goals from Isco, Gareth Bale and Mariano Diaz.
Just over two months later, the teams are tied at the top of the pool on nine points apiece, holding a five-point lead over third-placed CSKA Moscow and looking likely to join one another in advancing into the knockout stages.
In fact, a draw between the Giallorossi and Los Blancos would be enough to see both mathematically confirm their place in the last 16 – but only if CSKA don’t win at home to Czech Republic side Viktoria Plzen earlier on Tuesday.
Yet the Italian side will be fired up to set the record straight after that loss at the Bernabeu and will look to Edin Dzeko – who has been linked with a move to Real in recent days – for attacking inspiration.
As for the Spanish giants, caretaker coach Santiago Solari will hope his strong start to the life in the hot seat continues, especially after his side cruised to a 5-0 away win over Viktoria in his only European match in charge thus far. It’s fair to say this clash against Roma and the wily Eusebio Di Francesco will be a far sterner test of his tactical nous.
Roma v Real Madrid – European competitions
In head-to-head terms, Roma and Real have met in 11 European matches down the years, with the Madrid side claiming seven wins and suffering three defeats in the process. The Serie A club’s last home clash against Los Blancos was in February 2016 and ended in a 2-0 defeat (and 4-0 on aggregate) in the second leg of a last-16 tie in the Champions League.
Matches played 11
Roma wins 3
Real wins 7
Last five results (Champions league only, most recent first)