Real Madrid squad jet to Rome as Santiago Solari’s side look to bounce back from shock Eibar defeat with Champions League win against Roma
- Real Madrid return to Champions League action in Italy on Tuesday night
- Reigning champions can seal progress from Group G to the last 16
- Santiago Solari suffered his first defeat in permanent charge at the weekend
Real Madrid were suited and booted as they jetted off to Italy on Monday morning ahead of their return to Champions League action this week.
The reigning champions face last year’s semi-finalists Roma at the Stadio Olimpico as they chase qualification for the last 16 from Group G.
Victory in the Italian capital will confirm Real’s progress and see them become outright leaders of the group.
Real Madrid players were suited and booted as they traveled to Rome on Monday morning
The European champions are in action against Roma in Champions League Group G
Santiago Solari will be looking for his side to bounce back after they suffered defeat in his first game in permanent charge since replacing Julen Lopetegui.
They were beaten 3-0 away at La Liga minnows Eibar on Saturday, their fifth defeat of the season already.
Real are sixth in the table and six points behind surprise leaders Sevilla in an unpredictable season so far.
But their form in Europe has been far better, a shock reverse away at CSKA Moscow aside.
The Spanish club can move to outright leaders of the group with victory against Roma
REAL MADRID REMAINING FIXTURES
Nov 27: Roma (A)
Dec 12: CSKA Moscow (H)
The 5-0 victory away at Viktoria Plzen has put them in pole position to qualify from the group stage and continue on their quest for an unprecedented fourth successive European Cup triumph.
In the reverse fixture at the start of the group stage Real emerged victorious.
Goals from Isco, Gareth Bale and Mariano gave them a 3-0 win at the Bernabeu.