Despite watching his Real Madrid side stroll to a 3-0 win in Rome, coach Vicente Del Bosque believes that his team are still some way off their best – a worrying prospect for their rivals in the Champions League.

Real cruised past Roma last night when goals from Guti (2) and Raul earned tham a comfortable 3-0 away win to the Italian side. Nonetheless, Del Bosque says there is still room forimprovement.

‘I think that is fair to say it was a game of one half for us. Roma were equal to us before the break and for the first five minutes of the second half as well but then we started to pick it up,’ said Del Bosque.

‘After we scored the first goal we really found our rhythm and started to create a lot more problems for Roma. ‘It was a good game and a good win for us and leaves us in a great situation going forward particularly being an away win,’ added the Real coach.

Roma’s assistant coach Italo Galbiati, deputising for the suspended Fabio Capello, was admitted that his time had beenn outclassed.

‘We played well for the first 50 minutes but after the second goal it became a thrashing,’ said Gallbiati. ‘3-0 is a heavy loss but I don’t think Madrid were dominant throughout the match,’ said Galbiati.