Full-time: Real Madrid 2-0 Roma, Wolfsburg 1-0 Gent

  • Ronaldo gives Real the lead with his 90th Champions League goal.
  • James adds a second within minutes to settle the tie.
  • Andre Schurrle goal secures Wolfsburg's place in the quarter finals.
Ronaldo misses a chance
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Well, that's all we have for you this evening. Thanks for following our live coverage of tonight's Champions League ties.




Real Madrid 2-0 Roma (agg 4-0)

Wolfsburg 1-0 Gent (agg 4-2)

Real players celebrate their success
Real players celebrate their success Getty Images


Roma almost get themselves a consolation goal.

Perotti hits the inside of the post, and his effort rebounds off Keylor Navas in the Real net and goes clear to safety.

A brief glimmer of hope for the away side.


Prior to the match, there was plenty of speculation surrounding the future of Cristiano Ronaldo, who has been linked with a summer-time switch away from Los Blancos.

But he has been a constant thorn in the side of Roma this evening, proving once again that he remains a force to be reckoned with despite recent criticism.


GOAL - Wolfsburg 1-0 Gent (Andre Schurrle)

German international Andre Schurrle has settled tonight's other tie. Julian Draxler goes flying down the wing and sets up his teammate, who can't miss.

Wolfsburg will be in the quarter finals, too.


Meanwhile, Real have made a less noteworthy change of their own. Jese is coming on for Modric.

There's just over ten minutes left in this one.

Modric fights for the ball
Modric fights for the ball Getty Images


With 15 minutes left in the match, Roma decide to introduce Francesco Totti.

The World Cup-winning star gets a huge ovation all around the ground. The Bernabeu stands to applaud as one of the modern game's greats makes his way on to the field.

Can he deliver one last moment of magic on the European stage, assuming he calls it quits at the end of the season?

Totti prepares himself to come on
Totti prepares himself to come on Getty Images


Roma are falling apart in Madrid, as Ronaldo almost makes it three!

The former World Player of the Year is played through on goal, and he appears certain to score ... but scuffs his shot the wrong side of the post. No-one can quite believe it.

Still, he's had another good night more generally.


GOAL: Real Madrid 2-0 Roma (James)

One goal is quickly followed by another - and this tie is done and dusted.

James, who has been on the fringes of the game this evening, is played in down the left side and he smashes the ball in from a tight angle.

Real are in the next round, now.

James celebrates his goal
James celebrates his goal Getty Images


GOAL: Real Madrid 1-0 Roma (Ronaldo)

Ronaldo gets the all-important goal that surely settles this tie. Vasquez makes a stylish dribble down the right side and crosses the ball to Ronaldo, who pokes it home from close range.

That makes it 3-0 to the ten-times champions on aggregate - and Ronaldo now has 90 goals in the Champions League. Amazing.

Ronaldo in action in Madrid
Ronaldo in action in Madrid Getty Images


Gareth Bale has been replaced by Lucas Vázquez, who gets a big cheer from the crowd.

Bale had a quiet night, in truth, as he continues his comeback from injury.

Gareth Bale in action for Real Madrid
Gareth Bale in action for Real Madrid Getty Images


We've played an hour in the Spanish capital, meaning Roma have 30 minutes to do what they haven't been able to in 150 minutes against Real Madrid: score a goal.

They've created enough chances to be level over the two legs, at least, but their finishing has been woeful.

Will a hero step forward for the Italians?


It feels like a matter of time until we get our first goal now.

This game is going from one end to the other in the blink of an eye, with both teams committed to attacking.

It's still Wolfsburg 0-0 Gent, agg 3-2, by the way.


And up the other end, Salah spurns another easy goal-scoring opportunity!

He finds himself one-on-one with Keylor Navas, only to smash the ball wide of the post.

Salah hit it with his weaker right foot, but he had to score that. He simply had to.

Salah rues another missed chance
Salah rues another missed chance Getty Images


Madrid go within inches of securing their place in the next round.

First, Marcelo appears through on goal but can't get a clean shot away and moments later, James Rodriguez volleys the ball straight at the keeper.


Well, the away side have made a change. And it's one no-one was expecting, either.

Pjanic is the man to make way - it can only be assumed that has happened because of injury.


Just before the second period gets underway, a reminder Roma still have Francesco Totti on their bench.

He will surely be introduced at some stage if things stay the same.

The managers bark their instructions
The managers bark their instructions Getty Images


Half-time: Real Madrid 0-0 Roma

Lots of huff and puff in Madrid, but no goals so far.

Roma had two great chances to find the net, but shot wide both times.


There have been lots of flicks and tricks from the likes of Marcelo and Ronaldo so far tonight but they have nothing to show for it.

Perhaps Real are guilty of taking Roma lightly, as they already lead 2-0 from the first leg? We shall wait to see on that front...

Ronaldo misses a chance
Ronaldo misses a chance Getty Images


Around five minutes to go until half-time in the Spanish capital and we're still without a goal ... but goodness knows how.

Both sides have been attacking with intent, knowing that a goal either way would dramatically alter the complexion of this tie.

Ronaldo protects the ball from a defender
Ronaldo protects the ball from a defender Getty Images


A reminder of the score in tonight's other Champions League tie:

Wolfsburg 0-0 Gent (agg 3-2)

Meanwhile, back in Madrid, a former Arsenal hero has come to the rescue of the Romans.


At the other end, Ronaldo and Bale both go close to opening the scoring twice in the space of two minutes.

Los Blancos know a goal could well put this tie to bed. Rome survive on this occasion, though.


Roma spurn another golden chance!

A Real move breaks down in the middle of the field, and Roma spring a counter-attack.

The ball comes through to Mo Salah, whose effort can only find the side-netting. The Italians cannot afford to keep missing these chances.

Mo Salah goes on a dribble
Mo Salah goes on a dribble Getty Images


Mohamed Salah is definitely the key man for Roma.

The Chelsea reject's pace was a problem for Los Blancos in the first leg and he has already created problems this evening.

Roma will be keen to feed him with as much of the ball as possible. He's their go-to guy in the Spanish capital tonight.

Luciano Spalletti watches on the from dugout
Luciano Spalletti watches on the from dugout Getty Images