Real Madrid opened their new Champions League in such convincing fashion as they defeated Itlian side, AS Roma at Santiago Bernebau stadium.
The Spanish giant were eager to prove their worth after losing Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane this season, two important figures in their recent success, particularly in Europe.
Madrid’s mission in showcasing their real worth were not far from the truth as they dominated proceedings against one of last season’s semi finalist.
The home side finally got themselves in front just before half time break through a fine free kick effort from their Spain international midfielder, Isco.
That slender lead didn’t satisfy Los Blancos though as they kept on pouring forward in the second half and added their second on 58 minutes, this time from Gareth Bale’s smooth finish from just inside the penalty area.
Madrid sealed their victory with a third goal in stoppage time as substitute Mariano curled a fine effort to further entertain the home crowd at Bernebau.
In another match, Bundesliga giant, Bayern Munich also picked up a quite comfortable victory as they defeated home team Benfica 2-0.
Having to start their Champions League season away from home didn’t phase out the Bavarian outfit as they kept playing their normal attacking football since kick off.
The visitor didn’t take long to get themselves in front as Robert Lewandowski puts them ahead after just 10 minutes of play.
That single goal lasted until half time break as neither teams were able to score more goals during that period.
After the break, both teams continue to surge forward, but it was Bayern that got that important second goal through Renato Sanches’ effort, which pretty much sealed the visiting side’s victory.