Roma were so impressed with Bayern Munich midfielder Andreas Ottl on Tuesday evening that they are thinking about making an effort to sign him.
The 25-year-old, who was born and bred in Munich, effectively ran the game in the first half, helping Bayern open up a convincing 2-0 lead in the first half.
Ottl would eventually end up on the losing side after a stunning second half comeback, but his impact was felt in the statistics after the game.
The midfield dynamo ran more kilometers than anyone else on the pitch showing quality as well as quantity in his distribution of the ball.
Ottl is out of contract in the summer, which has alerted Roma to the enticing prospect of picking up a versatile utility player on the cheap.
Roma have a good relationship with Bayern stemming from the negotiations they held earlier this year to loan Luca Toni for six months last season.