From the first day Zidane stepped in Madrid as a coach and manager we have seen another face of The White, which is more relaxed, more enthusiastic , but more decisive. It can be said that Zidane is an angel of not only The White but also The White’ fans. Look back the match with Rome and what Zidane did for Real Madrid.
The first half was more tactical and ended goalless. The visitors dominated the ball, they were solid and barely gave away chances. The Italian side were very organised, they sat back and tried without success to make the most of quick counterattacks through Perotti, Salah and El Shaarawy. Ramos' great performance played a key role in thwarting them.
Past the thirty-minute mark, with the steering of Zizou, Marcelo came close to putting the Whites ahead. The move was dreamlike. Cristiano Ronaldo controlled in the 33rd minute, hit the ball up and the Brazilian, without letting it fall, improvised a volley that beat Szczesny but was just off target.
Catching the tactics of Roma, Zizou had some changes to free more his players so that they have chance to show their talent. He didn’t forget to proud The White. As a result, in the second half, The White is in fire. The Whites went out more incisive and began to tilt the knockout phase in their favour in the 57th minute. The move was created out of link up play between Marcelo and Cristiano Ronaldo. Kroos changed up the play with his left foot, the Brazilian controlled the ball with his chest and played a ball into space. The Portuguese star did the rest. He ran towards for the box, conjured a spectacular backheel to cut inside and put Real Madrid ahead with a right-footed shot that Szczesny could do absolutely nothing about.
In the 78th minute came a cross from Cristiano Ronaldo and a header from James. Two minutes later Roma responded through Dzeko, slightly over on the wing, he sent the ball into the side of the net in a one-on-one with Keylor Navas. However, the definitive blow came courtesy of Jesé in the 86th minute. A run from the academy player and a perfect curling shot sealed the win and Real Madrid's gigantic step forward in the knockout phase.
The White’s fans have waited nothing but it. However, the happiest people is Jesé, who is looking for scoring. He said: “I really wanted to score in this competition and I am very happy". Get it, he didn’t forget who has been pushing him: “I am happy that the manager gives me confidence. Since arriving he has given us all confidence. He is fully behind everyone and that is very important. We know each other from two years ago and back then he really helped me. Now I am delighted to have him as a manager. You learn from him as a person and as a manager".
These word are so familiar with us recently because many players of Real said the thing like that. But one thing that we can’t deny is ZiZou bring brighter life for The White.