|Benzema scores for Real Madrid|
The first half goes to Lyon as they suffocated Real Madrid with pressure Football, with a very disciplined & tactical set up were they worked in favour of their counter-attack strategy. Real Madrid lost the ball under the intense pressure in midfield numerous times & Lyon took the opportunity to attack & give the Real defence plenty of work. It was frustrating for Real Madrid as they could not get their game together & the sensation was not good at all at the end of the 45 minutes.
Real Madrid Coach Mourinho must have said something in the dressing rooms as Real Madrid started the second half revved up & was in control with two posts ( Ronaldo with free-lick & Ramos with a header) early on. In the 62rd min the referee did not call a clear penalty to Madrid after Gourcuff hand-balled a Ronaldo free-kick in the area. Then Adebayor was substituted for KARIM BENZEMA who a minute later in the 64th did a "one-two" play with Ozil & scored!
|Gomis scored the equalizer for Lyon|
Real Madrid strengthen its midfield with Lass coming on & put on Marcelo, but Lyon pushed into another gear attempting to find the equalizer. It came in the 83rd min when a free kick found a Cris header that placed the ball in front of GOMIS who tapped the ball pass Casillas.
From this point & until the end of the match it was end to end stuff that was dangerous for both side & both sighed relief with the final whistle. Both live to "fight" another day & that day will be at the "Santiago Bernabeu" Stadium in Madrid with Real having a sight advantage. Promises to be a "cracker" of a 2º leg return game as the final result is still open. Tweet