Capello predicts the winner between the Roma and Real Madrid

Champions League By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 27/11/2018

Fabio Capello has predicted the outcome of the Champions League clash between AS Roma and Real Madrid, according to the report.

The Italian manager took the reins at both Real Madrid and AS Roma during his coaching career.

Capello opined that Eusebio di Francesco’s team have the edge to defeat Real Madrid at the Olimpico Stadium.

"Maybe Madrid [are worse], they are paying the price for thinking that they could get results without Cristiano Ronaldo," he said.

"When he was there, teams were scared and the other players were more free.

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"He could create problems at any moment.

"I wouldn't give much importance to their last defeat.

"I would think, above all, about what they are doing well and what they are doing badly.

"They aren't very strong defending the box although [Thibaut] Courtois gives them a little more security."

The Italian veteran then made his prediction for the match, which could decide who qualifies in top spot from the group.

"Attention to Los Blancos' great quality, but the Giallorossi are better physically and Di Francesco is more flexible," he continued.

"Italian teams suffer when the Spaniards have the ball, but I trust that Roma can have a great game and win," La Gazzetta dello Sport 

The 72-year-old announced his retirement from the game in April this year having also coached the likes of AC Milan, Juventus, England and Russia during his long career in football.