The Contenders: Real Madrid's UEFA Champions League highlights so far

In this series, we take a look at the highlights of the remaining 16 teams in the Champions League....

Defending champions Real Madrid have surprised nobody by reaching the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League.

The Los Blancos, who have won the tournament for three years in a row now, came through a group containing the likes of AS Roma, CSKA Moscow and Viktoria Plzen to set up a tasty Round of 16 fixture against Ajax.

Santiago Solari's side can never be counted in Europe despite their domestic struggles and will be one of the favourites to win the tournament yet again.

Real started with a brilliant 3-0 win over AS Roma at home. However, they slumped to a 1-0 defeat top CSKA Moscow next before getting back on track on the back of three consecutive wins which ensured qualification to the knockouts.

The likes of Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema have all been impressive for the team in their march to the Round of 16.

Watch all their best plays so far here.