Real Madrid looked to continue their unbeaten run in this season's UEFA Champions League when they travelled to Rome for the first leg of their last-16 tie against Roma.
Los Blancos topped Group A with a record of five wins and one draw, while Luciano Spalletti's side finished runners-up to Barcelona in Group E.
The omens weren't looking good for the home side:
19 - Real Madrid have scored 19 goals in this #UCL (incl. 12 in the last two games), no side has netted more so far. Powerful. #RomaReal2/17/2016, 4:49:52 PM
12 - @realmadrid have kept 12 clean sheets in their last 16 Champions League games. Fortress.2/17/2016, 5:36:52 PM
Neither side could break the deadlock in the first half, but up stepped Cristiano Ronaldo 10 minutes into the second half to put the visitors in front:
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#Ronaldo https://t.co/8V9Gg6TryS2/17/2016, 9:00:38 PM
William Vainqueur came agonisingly close to scoring an equaliser after being teed up by Edin Dzeko:
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#Vainqueur MERITAVA IL GOL DEL PAREGGIO! #RomaReal #UCL #ChampionsLeague https://t.co/wwd4J8YtTh2/17/2016, 9:17:38 PM
Ronaldo and Dzeko also narrowly missed before Jese doubled the advantage for Madrid in the 86th minute.
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GOAAALLLL! Jese!!! https://t.co/uiQHG7GO9e2/17/2016, 9:29:39 PM
And that was how it finished, with Zinedine Zidane's side winning 2-0 ahead of the second leg at the Bernabeu in three weeks' time.