AS Roma's head coach Luciano Spalletti speaks during a press conference on February 16, 2016 at Roma's training camp in Trigoria. / AFP / ALBERTO PIZZOLI
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Ronaldo hit a brace at the weekend, when Toni Kroos and James were also on the score-sheet.Spalletti is in his second spell at Roma after replacing sacked Frenchman Rudi Garcia recently, and, among his other achievements, boasts the feat of steering Roma to consecutive 2-1 wins over Real in the last 16 in 2008 .Real have made it to the semi-finals of the competition the past five seasons, claiming their historic 'Decima' two years ago when current manager Zinedine Zidane was assistant to Carlo Ancelotti.Spalletti said past experience will count for little.The confidence that waned during the final weeks of Garcia's tenure is re-emerging, especially after a 3-1 win at Carpi at the weekend that allowed Roma to secure a fourth consecutive league win for the first time since October.
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