Real Madrid’s Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo kicks the ball during the UEFA Champions League football match AS Roma vs Real Madrid on Frebruary 17, 2016 at the Olympic stadium in Rome. AFP PHOTO / FILIPPO MONTEFORTE / AFP / FILIPPO MONTEFORTE
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has hailed his players following a 2-0 win over Roma in the first leg of the Champions League league game played tonight.
The Los Blancos made the return leg easier with goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Jese Rodriguez to hand the manager his debut Champions League win since he took charge of the club.
“We’re happy with the game and the result. We knew it was going to be a tough game but we fought to the end and were able to get a good result. In the first half they pressured us and that’s normal in a difficult Champions League tie,” Zidane told UEFA.com.
“Cristiano [Ronaldo] was great but then again so was everyone. Even those who did not play were important for team morale. I’m happy with Jese’s goal, because it helped the side and he deserved it for his efforts.”
Real Madrid have won the most European Cup with ten.