Up until the deadlock being broken, it had been a highly intriguing game. Roma attacked the right side of the pitch like a freight train, with Salah always acting as the spearhead and exposing jink after jink in the armour of the Madrid back line. With the score still poised at 0-0, Roma threw away three clear golden opportunities to score. Lady luck ensured that Dzeko’s chance fell on his left foot while Salah was forced to pull the trigger with his right peg, neither of the two players’ favoured sides. Nonetheless, for all the saves Szczesny was forced into making, Madrid seemed anxious during the first hour of the match. That being said, there was time to enough towards the end to enjoy the fruits of their labour, applaud Totti, watch James finally put in a strong half-hour performance and consider the magnitude of Keylor Navas’s achievement. The Costa Rican has still yet to concede a goal in the Champions League.