Roma vs. Real Madrid: Goals, Highlights from the Champions League Last-16 Tie

Joe GallagherFeatured ColumnistFebruary 17, 2016

Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo eyes 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 / ALBERTO PIZZOLI / AFP / ALBERTO PIZZOLI        (Photo credit should read ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)

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:

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:

William Vainqueur came agonisingly close to scoring an equaliser after being teed up by Edin Dzeko:

Ronaldo and Dzeko also narrowly missed before Jese doubled the advantage for Madrid in the 86th minute.

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.