The goals of Gareth Bale and Lucas Vazquez were enough to bring Real Madrid 2-0 to Rome and make sure they qualify as Group G winner.
Both teams were assured of qualifying before the kickoff when CSKA Moscow, which started the night at five points from the leaders, was shocked. Defeat 2-1 at home against Viktoria Plzen early in the game.
Roma started the game brilliantly and was guilty of spoiling a lot of chances in the first period. The worst of these was wasted by Cengiz Under, who flamed when he was presented with a four-yard open goal just before the interval.
And the Giallorossi They had to pay for their rout when Bale gave the champions advantage to Europe two minutes after the interval, thus profiting from a catalog of errors in the bottom line Roma.
Goalkeeper Robert Olsen received a loose enough pass to attack the ball in a dangerous area where defender Federico Fazio brought him back. But Bale's hooked on the inferior pass and sent an effort into the goal.
He was 2-0 just before the hour when Karim Benzema's center was taken over by Gareth Bale for Lucas Vazquez to come back at close range.
Real Madrid continued to threaten and seemed much more likely to add a third, as the Roma failed to create real chances in the second half.
Thanks to this result, Santiago Solari's men have a three-point lead over Roma with a match to play, but they are guaranteed to win first place thanks to a better face-to-face performance, having won 3- 0 to Bernabeu.