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Full time: Roma 0-2 Real Madrid, Gent 2-3 Wolfsburg

  • Ronaldo and Jese score for Los Blancos
  • Zidane wins first Champions League game as coach
  • Julian Draxler opens the scoring in Belgium, Kruse adds a third
  • Kums nets a goal for Gent and Coulibaly adds a second
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates in Rome
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates in RomeGetty Images
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That's all we have for you this evening. Thanks for following our coverage of the Champions League game in Rome.

Have a good night!

21:37

Full-time: Roma 0-2 Real Madrid

21:35

What a dramatic game it has been in Belgium.

Gent have two goals in the last ten minutes to give themselves a glimmer of hope. Coulibaly has scored their second of the evening.

21:32

Jese might have sealed Madrid's place in the next round with that goal.

And what a goal it was. He went speeding up the right side, shifted the ball into some space and unleashed an unstoppable effort into the far corner.

A brilliant, brilliant goal.

21:29

Goal: Roma 0-2 Real Madrid (Jese)

21:28

A route back into the tie for the Belgians? We'll have to wait to see.

Meanwhile, Totti is about to enter the fray for Roma. There are five minutes left in the Italian capital.

21:26

Goal: Gent 1-3 Wolfsburg (Kums)

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And again, both sides come close to scoring within seconds of each other.

First, James has the opportunity to make it 2-0 to Madrid but he can't get his effort on target. And then Dzeko has a half-chance, but he can only find the side-netting.

If only the first 60 minutes of the game were this good!

21:22

Another change for the hosts, with Roma introducing one of their most experienced men.

21:19

So, once more, Ronaldo is proving to be the difference between the two sides.

Madrid have just over ten minutes to hold on.

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo goes down injuredGetty Images

21:17

The game has really opened up now, end-to-end stuff as Roma desperately look for an equaliser.

... and the hosts almost find it through a spectacular long range effort from Vainqueur.

Moments later, Ronaldo gets his head to a cross at the far post, but his try dribbles wide.

21:12

Roma have just over 20 minutes to find a goal of their own.

Surely they need at least one if they are to progress in the tie. The prospect of going to the Bernabeu a goal behind is pretty intimidating.

Roma have made a switch in a effort to find that elusive goal.

21:10

Meanwhile, back in Italy - and Ronaldo has been answering his critics...

21:09

Wolfsburg appear to have one foot in the quarter finals.

They are flying against Gent in Belgium. Draxler with a brace and Kruse with the third goal.

21:07

Goal: Gent 0-3 Wolfsburg (Kruse)

21:06

Elsewhere in Europe, Julien Draxler has his second goal of the night, giving Wolfsburg a 2-0 lead in the tie.

It's a long way back for Gent, now.

German star Julian Draxler
German star Julian DraxlerGetty Images

21:03

Madrid lead in the Italian capital!

Ronaldo (who else?) goes flying up the left side, chops the ball inside and his effort deflects off the defender and flies into the top corner.

Madrid lead - and it just had to be Ronaldo.

21:02

Goal: Gent 0-2 Wolfsburg (Draxler)

21:01

Goal: Roma 0-1 Real Madrid (Ronaldo)

21:00

Keylor Navas comes to Madrid's rescue this time.

El Shaarawy looks to be through on goal, but the keeper comes flying out and gets there just before him.

Roma's pace is causing problems, though. No defence enjoys facing it.

Roma and Madrid players battle
Roma and Madrid players battle for the ball.Getty Images

20:56

Roma have plenty of pace in their team. But they don't have a natural centre-forward, meaning they're without a focal point.

They've started the second half on the front foot, though. A goal here would really crack this tie wide open.

20:50

We're back under way in Rome. Can Madrid unlock Roma's defence? Will the hosts spring a surprise?

Someone has 45 minutes to put their stamp on this tie.

20:45

While Madrid struggle in Rome, their eternal rivals Barcelona have also been in action.

The Catalans won earlier this evening, beating Sporting Gijon 3-1.

The game will be best remembered as the match in which Lionel Messi became the first player to reach 300 La Liga goals. It also means Barca are now six points clear at the top.

Lionel Messi has another record
Lionel Messi has another record to his nameGetty Images