Real Madrid host Roma, Chelsea versus PSG in Champions League

Real Madrid host Roma, Chelsea versus PSG in Champions League

- Real Madrid will play against AS Roma at the Bernabeu in the last 16 tie of the UEFA Champions League

- Chelsea will host PSG at the Stamford Bridge and must over turn a first leg tie 2-1 in their favour

- Real Madrid beat AS Roma 2-0 from the first leg

- Real Madrid supporters jeered at Ronaldo when the team played Celta Vigo 7-1

- Chelsea will miss key players, John Terry, Kurt Zouma, Pedro and Radamel Falcao

Real Madrid host Roma, Chelsea versus PSG in Champions League

Real Madrid talisman, Ronaldo

Real Madrid will host AS Roma in the return leg of the last 16-tie of the UEFA Champs League at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday.

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The Spanish team beat the Italians a fortnight ago 2-0 away and look poised to better their fortunes in the competition which they must bang their hopes on for now. Real Madrid lag behind Barcelona with 12 points and look disinterested in the La Liga.

AS Roma are very much aware that the Spanish team are hungry to devour them to cling to some hope and also appease their Madridistas supporters who jeered Cristiano Ronaldo when Real Madrid laboured in the first half of the match with Celta Vigo. Ronaldo turned his magic on in the second half to fire Zinedine Zidane’s men to a convincing 7-1 victory. Ronaldo scored four goals in the match.

Roma winger, Diego Perotti said, "We've come here to pull off the impossible. We know we have to score twice and it won't be easy, but anything is possible."

It really looks a daunting task for the Italian team who come up against a Real Madrid side whose supporters needs something extra ordinary from the team to be happy again.

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Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane had to come to the player’s defense by insisting that he is "not in favour" of selling Cristiano Ronaldo, despite fans turning on the club's record goalscorer.

"I am the coach and I want him, he's prepared and ready to play," said Zidane, ahead of Tuesday's Champions League game with AS Roma.

An unhappy Ronaldo criticized his team-mates after the team's 1-0 defeat by Atletico Madrid on 27 February.

Meanwhile, at the Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, Guus Hiddink’s Chelsea team will host PSG in the second tie.

They lost to the French side 2-1 and must also score a goal to steal some pride away. Chelsea are far from clinching the EPL title and must also fight hard.

The English team will miss key players, John Terry, Kurt Zouma, Pedro and Radamel Falcao.

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