Gervinho hit a first-half brace as AS Roma marked their return to the Champions League in stunning fashion on Wednesday with a 5-1 rout of CSKA Moscow. (Bayern break Man City hearts, Chelsea held by Schalke)
Roma had last featured in the competition in the 2010-11 season when they reached the last 16. (Champions League: Barcelona off to winning start)
But after a three-year wait, and having finished runners-up to Juventus in the Serie A title race last season, Rudi Garcia's men have underlined their intention to claim one of the two coveted qualifying places from a Group E which also includes Bayern Munich and Manchester City.