Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Real Madrid and Roma, the two old rivals, face each other at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu in the opening match of their Champions League campaign. Los Blancos did well to win their third consecutive title in the elite competition last term, but their fans are always hungry for more success. CR7 is no longer part of the capital club, but seeing that new coach Julen Lopetegui is doing a great job with the Spanish giants, we predict that the hosts are going to emerge triumphant in Wednesday’s football match. The Romans are tough to beat at home, but their away record is anything but good and, taking everything into account, we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Real Madrid’s party at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. In last three meetings between the two teams los Blancos emerged triumphant, which is yet another reason why home win should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Raphael Varane):
French footballer Raphael Varane is regarded as one of the best defenders in the world. The 191-cm-tall centre back played for Lens in the 2010/2011 season and on 22 June, 2011 he signed a contract with Spanish giants Real Madrid.
Jose Mourinho helped him made a great progress during and the French defender established himself as a first-team regular in the 2014/2015 La Liga campaing. Varane won his second Champions League trophy with Real Madrid in 2016 and it has to be noted that he clinched only one La Liga title with los Blancos (2011/2012).
Varane is very fast and he is a player with extraordinary aerial ability and the ability to read the game. He often scores after set pieces and it has to be noted that he netted two goals for Real Madrid in all competitions in the 2014/2015 campaign. Varane plays for France national team, but he missed the 2016 European Championship finals through injury.
Highlighted Team (AS Roma):
AS Roma is a professional football club based in Rome. Roma were founded by a merger in 1927 and they play in the Italian Serie A. Roma’s fiercest rivals are Lazio and it has to be noted that both capital clubs play their home games at Stadio Olimpico. The two local rivals face each other in the Derby della Capitale, which is considered one of the most exciting derbies in the world of football.
The Giallorossi (The Yellow and Reds) have won three Serie A titles (1941/1942, 1982/1983, 2000/2001), while winning nine Coppa Italia trophies. The colour of Roma’s shirts is imperial purple with a golden yellow trim. A number of top-class footballers were part of Roma in the past, but Francesco Totti is undisputedly the club’s biggest legend.The Prince of Rom made his 601 appearances for Roma on 14 May, 2016 when the Giallorossi recorded a 3-1 win over Milan at Stadio San Siro.