Real Madrid impressed more than one yesterday in their debut in the Champions League. They easily beat last year semifinalist, Roma 3-0. An outstanding attacking show by the Lopetegui's boys.\n\n\n\nLopetegui started with a lot of his regulars but one name was new: Keylor Navas. The Costa Rican was a starter after losing his starting position to Thibaut Courtois.\u00a0 He impressed with his performance. He was quick coming out and secure when he was needed.\n\nIn defense, Carvajal performed with a 10. In the first half, he was going up and down the right wing and was a headache for Kolarov. Ramos and Varane were a great partnership last night. Marcelo as always impressing us with his ball control; dreamy.\n\nThe Real Madrid midfield was impressive. Casemiro, Modric, and Kroos delivered good soccer, getting the ball back in a heartbeat when they lost it. The German had an outstanding pass to Bale that he controlled with his chest but he barely missed, it was going to be a beautiful goal. Before the first half ended Isco scored an amazing free kick that had the Bernabeu standing in ovation. It seems that Ramos will be stepping back for those chances.\n\n\n\nUp front, Bale was a tornado. He had so many chances but no luck. He finally scored a beautiful goal after a majestic pass from Luka Modric.\u00a0 The Welshman looks strong and pacey. Benzema was unobserved last night.\n\nThe substitutions gave a new dynamic to the team. Asensio came into the field, playing on the right wing. The connection between him and Isco could have made one of the most beautiful goals the world has seen. It was a combination of Zidane and Magic Johnson but to Asensio's fortune, the ball didn't go in.\n\nMariano came in with hunger. He wanted to show everybody that he is the chosen one to carry # 7. The attacker had a lot of mobility up top, he showed his pace and cunning. He scored a 'GOLAZO' and Manolas could only see it from the best seat. It resembled a goal that Cristiano Ronaldo scored against ... Roma.\n\n\n\nThe champions are back and they will not give an easy fight for their trophy.