Real Madrid v Roma

Real Madrid have the advantage in their Champions League clash with AS Roma, and just need to finish the job at Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday.

Los Blancos returned from the first leg in Rome with a 2-0 lead thanks to away-goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Jese, meaning that they hold all the cards for the return leg in front of their own fans.

Madrid's form wasn't great in the wake of that first-leg victory, with an unexpected 1-1 draw with Malaga followed by a 1-0 defeat to derby rivals Atletico Madrid. However, they returned to winning ways with a 3-1 success over Levante before thrashing Celta de Vigo 7-1 last weekend.

Roma, meanwhile, have been very impressive since their first meeting with the Spanish titans, beating Palermo 5-0, Empoli 3-1 and Fiorentina 4-1 in Serie A, meaning that they enter the match in good form.

However, the Giallorossi head to the Spanish capital needing to score at least twice without response, which is easily one of the most daunting objectives in world football.

In team news, Madrid midfielders Luka Modric (foot) and Toni Kroos (illness) both missed the win over  Celta but are expected to be available against the Romans, as is Welsh winger Gareth Bale (calf). However, striker Karim Benzema (hamstring) is expected to miss out.

For Roma, influential midfielder Daniele De Rossi is ruled out along with defender Antonio Rudiger (thigh), while Radja Nainggolan faces a late fitness test.

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