Tuesday October 18, 2011 Group Stage: Group D Finished Bernabéu

Real Madrid 4 - 0 Olympique Lyon

  • Benzema 19’
  • Khedira 47’
  • Lloris 55’ (o.g.)
  • Ramos 81’

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  1. Match facts: Real Madrid v Lyon

    Match facts: Real Madrid v Lyon

    Match facts ahead of the Champions League Group D fixture between Real Madrid and Lyon at the Bernabeu. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Real Madrid
    • Olympique Lyon
    • 90' Final whistle and victory for Madrid with consummate ease. 9 points out of 9 for Madrid. They were rarely troubled and displayed some scintillating football.
    • 89' Remi Garde will be disappointed in his side who have given up since the second goal 40 minutes ago. They haven't fought and have lacked any passion.
    • 88' 21 goals for Madrid in their last five competitive games. Their options in attack are simply amazing. Ronaldo on song as another efforts by the £80 million man flies over the bar.
    • 86' Ronaldo is booked for a lunge on Reveillere when he loses the ball. Pretty petulant from the Portuguese star.
    • 85' 61 per cent of possession to Madrid tells all you need to know. Completely dominant.
    • 84' A fantastic run by Higuain forces Lloris into a smart block and the rebound ricochets off Kaka and wide. Lucky for the away side.
    • 82' Corner to Madrid and Kaka's floated ball falls to Sergio Ramos who has ample time to flick up the ball and fire in a left foot volley to make it 4-0. Poor defending
    • 81' Dabo on for Gomis as a last throw of the dice for Lyon... hope dwindling.
    • 80' Marcelo and kaka combine beautifully to play in Coentrao on the left of Lyon's box but his cross is too close to Lloris and another wasted chance to add to Madrid's total.
    • 79' Di Maria's deflected cross nearly finds a leaping Ronaldo but the busy Lloris manages to collect.
    • 77' Even Ronaldo is tracking back, wins the ball in the centre and casually back heels to Di Maria- the man oozes class.
    • 75' Di Maria has his shins raked by Briand's studs and the Lyon winger is booked for the foolish challenge.
    • 74' Madrid are toying with Lyon now as they nonchalantly spray the ball across the park. A bit more composure in the final third and Real could knock in several more.
    • 73' Benzema receives a huge ovation from the home fans as he comes off to be replaced by Higuain.
    • 71' Ronaldo has a goal ruled out for offside, but Benzema who is meant to be the offender never touches the ball and the referee seems to have saved Lyon's blushes.
    • 69' Ederson on for Gourcuff...
    • 67' kaka storms past two markers, ignores the overlap of Marcelo and scuffs a shot wide of Lloris's left post. Kone is booked for an earlier challenge.
    • 66' Currently this scoreline mirrors the game back in March between the sides. Any chance of a comeback for Lyon seems over. They're displayed minmal ambition and determination.
    • 65' On Kaka comes in place of the awesome Ozil. Not a bad sub to have on the bench.
    • 64' Lyon have been very disappointing this half. Ronaldo and co have swamped them. Kaka is warming up on the touchline to add to their misery.
    • 62' Ronaldo needs three markers to stop him latching onto Benzema's threw ball. This could be any scoreline if Ronaldo and Ozil are allowed such freedom.
    • 60' Khedira can't continue as blood pours from his forehead. Fabio Coentrao replaces the German.
    • 59' Straight down the other end Lloris does well to keep out Ozil's rasping shot from 12 yards out. Khedira is now down hurt after a clash of heads.
    • 58' Casillas is caught out by a looping cross and his palmed save drops to the six yard line. A scramble sets up Bastos on the half volley, but in his 100th Lyon appearance, lashes his effort high and wide.
    • 57' Lyon lack ideas in the final third as Gourcuff hesitiates to shoot when free on the edge of the area.
    • 55' 3-0 and this could turn into a rout. Marcelo and Benzema combine well and the Frenchman has a shot parried. The block falls to Ozil, whose low drive on the touchline squirms under Lloris and into the net for an own goal.
    • 54' Miserable Mourinho still pouts on the bench. He should be very happy the way his side have played tonight thus far. They are classy and composed but more importantly in control.
    • 53' Madrid shirts are lining up on the edge of Lyon's area but the ball doesn't quite drop for Ronaldo or benzema to have a proper hit.
    • 51' Madrid now seem content with their lead and the tempo has dramatically dropped. They still have the possession and authority.
    • 50' Khedira finds room in Lyon’s box again but fails to keep his effort down. Benzema is electric tonight- desperate to have the ball and running in the channels continuously.
    • 48' Pepe's cross finds Benzema running across the six yard box but the Frenchman can't quite direct his header goal bound.
    • 47' A slip from Reveillere plays in Benzema down the left of the Lyon box, who unselfishly plays in Khedira to tap in Madrid's second. 2-0 . Just what mourinho ordered.
    • 46' Madrid start as they left off- controlling the middle of the park and keeping the ball. No changes in the break for either side.
    • 20:47 Back under way with Real doing the honours.
    • 45' There you have it. A lively first half with Ronaldo, Ozil and marcelo impressing for the home side. Benzema continues to haunt his former side but Lyon have started to impose themselves and in spells have looked dangerous.
    • 43' Ronaldo has now hit 4 assists in his last 4 games for the first time since his arrival.
    • 42' Ronaldo evades his marker and fires in from 20 yards. His shot skims off the turf and past the post to the away side's relief.
    • 40' Ozil whips in the second attempt and his vicious shot produces a fine reaction save from Lloris.
    • 38' The referee intercepts Marcelo's wayward pass but Di Maria wins a freekick on the edge of Lyon's area. Alonso takes it quickly, slipping through Benzema to score but Alonso is booked for ignoring the referee's whistle.
    • 37' Di Maria floats a ball over to Ronaldo, who leaps up to loop a header just over Lloris's bar.
    • 36' The tempo has dropped in the Bernabeu but the crowd is still in strong voice. The possession is swinging Lyon's way but they are failing to create concrete chances.
    • 35' Lyon are now looking to play outside their half and this is opening up more space for Benzema.
    • 34' A chip over the top from the quiet Di Maria just floats past Benzema as Lovren is caught day dreaming at the back.
    • 33' Marcelo is also causing problems and is hacked down near the corner flag by Reveillere. Alonso fails to find a white shirt once again. Lyon on the other hand have defended very well.
    • 31' Gomis's chances have kicked the away side into life but Ronaldo is a constant threat.
    • 30' Gomis goes in high on Arbeloa and forces the right back to roll on the floor as he had been shot. Actually the striker won the ball and he's up straight away.
    • 28' The French side are finally waking up and Gomis has a swing and a miss unmarked on the edge of the area. If he connected Casillas would have been in trouble.
    • 27' Basto plays in Gomis and the lone striker taps Lyon level but the linesman flags Gomis offside.
    • 26' Marcelo redeems himself with some superb attacking play. He dibbles past a few markers, pauses and slips through Ronaldo whose left footed shot finds its way into the side netting.
    • 25' A slip by Marcelo hands Briand a free shot on the right side of Madrid's box but his effort across goal fails to force Casillas into a save.
    • 24' Lyon have already reverted to the long ball and will have to change tactics if they are going to gain any points tonight.
    • 22' Sublime play down Madrid's left includes Ronaldo and Marcelo inter changing with some samba one touch football. Marcelo then collects the ball on the left side of the box and toe pokes an effort just wide of the far post.
    • 21' Mourinho, in a dodgy sleeveless jumper, still isn’t happy despite leading and is barking orders out to his Galacticos.
    • 19' Seonds later and Madrid score! 1-0 to Madrid. Another corner is flicked on by Ronaldo who distracts a host of markers, and Benzema is free to tap in at the far post for his third goal against Lyon in three games.
    • 18' Another corner to Madrid. Ronaldo gets the ball on the edge of the area, he juggles the ball with benzema before volleying towards goal, falling over and blazing over but wins a corner in the process.
    • 16' Gomis is hauled down by Khedira to relieve the pressure but within seconds Ozil, Khedira and Alonso are controlling the middle of the park and looking for Ronaldo.
    • 15' Ozil is brought down again as Madrid pile on the pressure. Ronaldo's free kick brings a nervy punch from Lloris but Lyon manage to clear.
    • 14' Di Maria and Ronaldo are looking for openings by attacking through the middle and a ball over the top is dealt with easily by Lyon's backline. All Madrid right now.
    • 12' Ronaldo is already on the floor and berating the ref. His mazy run eventually wins Madrid a corner but they fail to find a header.
    • 11' Exciting start here with a few half chances for each side. One can't imagine Lyon holding out Madrid by just parking the bus. They'll need to counter with pace and utilise the wings.
    • 10' Mourinho's men are finding their rhythm as Ozil is starting to pull the strings in the middle of the park. The German wins a free kick for Ronaldo to take...but his effort strikes the wall.
    • 8' Down the other end Bastos connects well with an inswinging cross on the edge of the area and fires in a header just past Casillas's right side post.
    • 7' The match has the feeling of a training match of attack vs defence. Ronaldo has a swing and a miss with his left foot for a volley following a delightful whipped cross from Khedira.
    • 6' Di Maria has a pop from 35 yards out, drawing Lloris into a clever save to his left as the ball bounced up.
    • 5' Benzema nearly manages to squeeze past his marker to be in on goal but Lyon appear calm under intense pressure.
    • 3' Lyon manage to get the ball into Real's half but all the danger is swept up by Sergio Ramos, who will be vital tonight in Carvalho's absence.
    • 2' Lyon are being pressed backwith only Gomis escaping his half thus far. Garde has set his side up in two walls of four and five to fend off Madrid's attacking prowess.
    • 1' Immediately the Madrid front line are pressing and force an error from Lloris, who's kick lands short, handing Madrid possession for Ronaldo's first jinking run.
    • 19:45 Here we go, Cuneyt Cakir form Turkey gets us under way. Lyon kick off in burgundy playing from right to left.
    • 19:40 5 minutes to kick off as the teams come out at the Bernabeu to a roaring reception.
    • 19:35 For all of you who recognise Remi Garde's name will be relieved to know he was part of Arsene Wenger's double winning side of 1998. Sadly a persistent knee injury forced him to hang up his boots a year later.
    • 19:30 Jose Mourinho masterminded a 4-2 aggregate victory over Lyon as Porto coach during the Champions League winning 2003/4 season at the Quarter Final stage.
    • 19:25 Madrid have managed to lash in 17 goals in their last four matches whereas Lyon have struggled in the Champions League this year. They have the worst shooting accuracy across the group stages with a disappointing 24 per cent of shots managing to hit the target.
    • 19:20 A lot of attention will be on former Lyon striker Karim Benzema tonight. The Frenchman notched up 43 goals in 112 Lyon appearances but has come back to haunt his old employers in their last two meetings. Benzema has also managed to score 7 in his last 7 Champions League appearances. Remi Garde will hope to keep him quiet.
    • 19:15 More history for you... Only one French team has ever won at the Bernabeu. Paris St Germain managed the feat in 1994. The last meeting between Madrid and Lyon resulted in a 3-0 victory for Mourinho's men. The Bernabeu is officially a fortress.
    • 19:10 These sides must be getting sick of each other. In their nine meetings Lyon have won three, drawn 4 and only lost once. However in Lyon's last four trips to the Bernabeu the French side have drawn three times and lost once.
    • 19:05 So Lloris returns from sickness for the away side and Marcelo returns with Di Maria from suspensions for Mourinho's side. Here are the guys warming the bench tonight. Most notably Huguain loses out to Benzema despite knocking in a hat-trick last weekend: REAL MADRID: Adan, Kaka, Granero, Coentrao, Varane, Higuain, Callejon. /// LYON: Vercoutre, Gassama, Cris, Ederson, Dabo, Lacazette, Kone.
    • 19:00 Team line ups: REAL MADRID: Casillas, Arbeloa, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo, Khedira, Xabi, Di Maria, Özil, Ronaldo, Benzema./// LYON: Lloris, Kone, Lovren, Kallstrom, Gourcuff, Bastos, Reveillere, Fofana, Gomis, Briand, Cissokho. /// Subs to follow.
    • 18:55 So Real Madrid and Lyon will be fighting for supremacy in Group D this evening. Both sides lie third in their domestic leagues and remain unbeaten from their opening two Champions League group games.
    • - Welcome to our LIVE coverage of this Champions League clash between Real Madrid and Lyon. Kick-off is at 7.45pm UK time, we'll have all the team news and build-up from an hour before then.
  • Summary

    • 82' Corner to Madrid and Kaka's floated ball falls to Sergio Ramos who has ample time to flick up the ball and fire in a left foot volley to make it 4-0. Poor defending
    • 55' 3-0 and this could turn into a rout. Marcelo and Benzema combine well and the Frenchman has a shot parried. The block falls to Ozil, whose low drive on the touchline squirms under Lloris and into the net for an own goal.
    • 47' A slip from Reveillere plays in Benzema down the left of the Lyon box, who unselfishly plays in Khedira to tap in Madrid's second. 2-0 . Just what mourinho ordered.
    • 27' Basto plays in Gomis and the lone striker taps Lyon level but the linesman flags Gomis offside.
    • 19' Seonds later and Madrid score! 1-0 to Madrid. Another corner is flicked on by Ronaldo who distracts a host of markers, and Benzema is free to tap in at the far post for his third goal against Lyon in three games.
    • 19:00 Team line ups: REAL MADRID: Casillas, Arbeloa, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo, Khedira, Xabi, Di Maria, Özil, Ronaldo, Benzema./// LYON: Lloris, Kone, Lovren, Kallstrom, Gourcuff, Bastos, Reveillere, Fofana, Gomis, Briand, Cissokho. /// Subs to follow.

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