13 time winners Real Madrid begin their defence of the Champions League crown, against last seasons semi finalists, Roma. Without their main man, Cristiano Ronaldo, Los Blancos will have to look to others to provide the goals, and should look no further than Gareth Bale, who scored two goals in the final against Liverpool back in May.
Real will be aware of the threat that Roma pose, especially front man Edin Dzeko, but will be confident they can get the job done at the Bernabéu on Wednesday evening.
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