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Jeremy Pied takes a shot. Kleper Pepe gets a block in.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Karim Benzema. Free kick taken by Hugo Lloris.
Yoann Gourcuff fouled by Garcia Sergio Ramos, the ref awards a free kick. The referee books Iker Casillas for dissent. Yoann Gourcuff crosses the ball in from the free kick, Garcia Sergio Ramos gets a block in.
Cristiano Cris fouled by Karim Benzema, the ref awards a free kick. Cristiano Cris restarts play with the free kick.
Miralem Pjanic produces a cross.
Jeremy Pied crosses the ball, blocked by Ricardo Carvalho.
Outswinging corner taken by Xabi Alonso.
Lassana Diarra takes a shot. Hugo Lloris makes a save.
Goal scored by Bafetimbi Gomis from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Lyon 1-1 Real Madrid.The assist for the goal came from Cristiano Cris.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jimmy Briand by Junior Marcelo. Yoann Gourcuff produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, blocked by Cristiano Ronaldo.
Jimmy Briand is penalised for a handball. Iker Casillas takes the direct free kick.
The ball is sent over by Aly Cissokho, Iker Casillas makes a save.
Effort from deep inside the area by Bafetimbi Gomis misses to the right of the target.
Effort on goal by Yoann Gourcuff from long range goes over the bar.
Miralem Pjanic comes on in place of Kim Kallstrom.
Junior Marcelo on for Mesut Ozil.
Lassana Diarra concedes a free kick for a foul on Jeremy Toulalan. Free kick taken by Dejan Lovren.
Kim Kallstrom takes a shot. Jeremy Pied comes on in place of Cesar Delgado. Fernandes Michel Bastos goes off and Jimmy Briand comes on. Jeremy Pied receives a yellow card. Jeremy Pied gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Angel Di Maria. Garcia Sergio Ramos takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Kim Kallstrom on Angel Di Maria. Lassana Diarra comes on in place of Sami Khedira. Direct free kick taken by Kleper Pepe.
Goal scored by Karim Benzema from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Lyon 0-1 Real Madrid.Assist by Cristiano Ronaldo.
Karim Benzema replaces Emmanuel Adebayor.
Xabi Alonso takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Cristiano Cris on Cristiano Ronaldo. Booking for Cristiano Cris for unsporting behaviour. Shot on goal comes in from Cristiano Ronaldo from the free kick.
Centre by Alvaro Arbeloa.
The ball is crossed by Mesut Ozil, Dejan Lovren manages to make a clearance.
Kim Kallstrom takes a shot. Kleper Pepe gets a block in.
Yoann Gourcuff takes a outswinging corner.
Corner taken right-footed by Yoann Gourcuff from the left by-line, clearance made by Emmanuel Adebayor.
Kleper Pepe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Cesar Delgado. Yoann Gourcuff crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance by Xabi Alonso.
Foul by Emmanuel Adebayor on Dejan Lovren, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Yoann Gourcuff from left channel.
Sami Khedira is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Cristiano Cris takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Angel Di Maria by Kim Kallstrom. Xabi Alonso takes the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Mesut Ozil, Garcia Sergio Ramos takes a shot.
Unfair challenge on Angel Di Maria by Fernandes Michel Bastos results in a free kick. Fernandes Michel Bastos goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Strike comes in from Cristiano Ronaldo from the free kick.
Foul by Emmanuel Adebayor on Dejan Lovren, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Hugo Lloris.
Cristiano Ronaldo concedes a free kick for a foul on Bafetimbi Gomis. Angel Di Maria is given a yellow card. Direct free kick taken by Yoann Gourcuff.
Xabi Alonso fouled by Bafetimbi Gomis, the ref awards a free kick. Kleper Pepe restarts play with the free kick.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Mesut Ozil. Indirect free kick taken by Hugo Lloris.
Yoann Gourcuff sends in a cross.
Ricardo Carvalho is penalised for a handball. Fernandes Michel Bastos produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
Cesar Delgado produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.
Cristiano Cris challenges Emmanuel Adebayor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kleper Pepe.
The ball is sent over by Fernandes Michel Bastos.
Foul by Kim Kallstrom on Mesut Ozil, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Xabi Alonso.
The ball is delivered by Cesar Delgado, Ricardo Carvalho makes a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Yoann Gourcuff from the left by-line to the near post.
Bafetimbi Gomis takes a shot. Iker Casillas makes a save.
Fernandes Michel Bastos produces a cross, save by Iker Casillas.
Corner taken by Angel Di Maria from the right by-line.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Kleper Pepe on Fernandes Michel Bastos. Free kick crossed right-footed by Yoann Gourcuff.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Yoann Gourcuff on Mesut Ozil. Shot on goal comes in from Cristiano Ronaldo from the free kick, Hugo Lloris makes a save.
Angel Di Maria has an effort at goal. Save by Hugo Lloris.
Shot from 35 yards by Cristiano Ronaldo missed to the left of the target. Emmanuel Adebayor is caught offside. Hugo Lloris takes the free kick.
Kim Kallstrom produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.
Unfair challenge on Cristiano Ronaldo by Cristiano Cris results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Iker Casillas.
Inswinging corner taken by Yoann Gourcuff from the left by-line played to the near post, Cristiano Ronaldo makes a clearance.
Anthony Reveillere delivers the ball, Xabi Alonso makes a clearance.
Angel Di Maria is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Hugo Lloris takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Yoann Gourcuff, Mesut Ozil makes a clearance.
Fernandes Michel Bastos crosses the ball, Kleper Pepe gets a block in.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Xabi Alonso by Yoann Gourcuff. Free kick crossed by Xabi Alonso, Emmanuel Adebayor challenges Dejan Lovren unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Hugo Lloris.
The ball is swung over by Fernandes Michel Bastos, Garcia Sergio Ramos gets a block in.
The ball is swung over by Aly Cissokho.
Cristiano Ronaldo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Cristiano Cris. Hugo Lloris takes the direct free kick.
Garcia Sergio Ramos fouled by Kim Kallstrom, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Garcia Sergio Ramos.
Cristiano Cris produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Garcia Sergio Ramos on Cesar Delgado. Garcia Sergio Ramos is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed by Yoann Gourcuff.
Aly Cissokho delivers the ball.
Anthony Reveillere challenges Cristiano Ronaldo unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Xabi Alonso.
Bafetimbi Gomis is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Kleper Pepe.
Effort on goal by Fernandes Michel Bastos from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
A cross is delivered by Cesar Delgado, Mesut Ozil gets a block in.
Jeremy Toulalan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Cristiano Ronaldo. Free kick crossed left-footed by Mesut Ozil, clearance by Cristiano Cris.
Cristiano Ronaldo is in confident mood as Real Madrid look to exorcise the ghosts of recent failures and reach the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time in seven years.
Madrid travel to Lyon for the first leg of their last-16 tie in fine domestic form but with plenty to prove on the European stage after years of disappointment.
In each of the last six editions of the Champions League the big-spending Spanish giants have fallen at this same first knock-out stage, including a 2-1 aggregate loss to Lyon last season.
That was a particularly painful exit for Madrid - who have lost on each of their previous three visits to Lyon - as last year's final was held at their Bernabeu stadium, but Ronaldo is optimistic things will be turn out better this season.
"This year we are going to beat them (Lyon), God willing. This year is going go be totally different," said Ronaldo, highlighting the Jose Mourinho influence.
Mourinho last season led Inter Milan to the Champions League title to become only the third manager to conquer Europe with two separate clubs.
"The coach has a lot of experience and he knows what to do to win," Ronaldo, who was a European champion with Manchester United in 2008, told AS.
"We'll go out onto the pitch knowing that Lyon are a very difficult team, but I'm convinced that this year we are finally going to reach the quarter-finals."
Madrid have enjoyed a good start to life under the hugely successful Mourinho, who has guided the club into the final of the Copa del Rey and has won 30 of 38 competitive matches, losing just three.
In La Liga they are five points behind leaders Barcelona.
Ronaldo has played a key role in that, scoring 34 goals in all competitions, including 24 in 24 games in La Liga.
That form is sure to be put Ronaldo in the running for the Ballon d'Or, although the Portugal international insists he would rather help Madrid win a record 10th European Cup crown.
"I'm doing well at Real Madrid, but I still haven't won anything. Helping the team win titles is what I most want," he said.
"If you said to me, 'Cristiano, here you have the Champions League and the Ballon d'Or, what do you prefer?' I'd go with the European Cup. There are guys here in this squad who don't know what it's like to win a Champions League. Thank God I've won one and it's the best. You work all year with the hope of winning something important.
"I'm going to fight with all my strength to win a Champions League with Madrid."
Mourinho has named a 22-man travelling squad for the trip to France, with Argentina duo Gonzalo Higuain (injury) and Fernando Gago (omitted) the only players missing.
Up front, former Lyon striker Karim Benzema boosted his chances of a starting berth with a goal in Saturday's 2-0 league win over Levante, although loan signing Emmanuel Adebayor is also an option.
Lyon, who reached the semi-finals of the Champions League last season after knocking out Madrid, warmed up for the clash with a 4-0 win over Nancy in Ligue 1 on Friday night.
Brazilian midfielder Ederson has not been included in Claude Puel's Lyon squad after only recently returning from a hamstring injury which kept him out for most of the season, while Argentinian striker Lisandro Lopez also remains sidelined with a hamstring problem.
Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris should return between the posts, though, after missing the Nancy victory due to a cold.
Despite last season's success over Madrid, Lloris believes his side will once again be underdogs this time around but is confident they will give a good account of themselves.
The 24-year-old told L'Equipe: "If everybody plays to his true level, we will see the beautiful Lyon.
"Faced with a great team like Real, we know that by giving 200% we are not even sure of the result. They are a favourite for the Champions League. And we are an obstacle for Real. We hope to cause an upset."
Gomis strike denies Real victory
Bafetimbi Gomis struck a late goal to ensure Lyon held Real Madrid to a 1-1 draw but the Spanish giants will be favourites to progress to the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time in seven years.
Karim Benzema, who joined Madrid from Lyon in 2009, scored just seconds after coming on as a 64th-minute substitute to put Madrid ahead in Tuesday night's last-16, first leg tie.
Madrid could not hold onto that advantage with Gomis volleying home in the 83rd minute, but Jose Mourinho's men will fancy their chances in the second leg at the Bernabeu, where they have won their last 22 competitive games.
Madrid have been knocked out at this stage of the competition in each of the last six seasons, including at the hands of Lyon last year.
That exit was particularly painful for Madrid as last season's final was held at the Bernabeu, but they are on course to take revenge over the French outfit under Mourinho.
Mourinho, who last May led Inter Milan to the Champions League title to become only the third coach to conquer Europe with two separate clubs, opted for an attacking line-up with Emmanuel Adebayor up front in place of Benzema.
However, it was the home side which started the better, captain Cris sending an overhead kick wide early on before Kim Kallstrom fired a 25-yard drive wide.
Madrid's first serious effort came from Angel Di Maria's long-range drive on the half-hour mark, but that was saved relatively comfortably by Hugo Lloris despite bouncing awkwardly just in front of the Lyon goalkeeper.
Lloris was given a tougher test moments later when Cristiano Ronaldo tried his luck with a free-kick, the goalkeeper diving to his right to parry.
The best chance of the opening period arrived in the 35th minute when Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas pushed out a cross and Gomis latched onto the loose ball inside the area, but his shot was deflected over the bar for a corner.
Madrid might not have been in top gear in the first half, but they started the second period in devastating fashion and hit the woodwork twice within five minutes of the restart.
Ronaldo's free-kick from the side of the area beat Lloris before coming back off the far post and Sergio Ramos' looping header from Mesut Ozil's corner then struck the bar with Lloris again beaten.
Madrid felt they should have been awarded a penalty in the 64th minute for handball after another Ronaldo free-kick had been blocked, but that was waved away by the referee.
Soon after that Mourinho sent on Benzema for Adebayor, a move which paid immediate dividends as the France international scored just moments later.
Ozil and Ronaldo combined on the edge of the area to put in Benzema, who powered his away across the centre of the box before squeezing his shot through Lloris' legs.
That looked set to be the winner, but Lyon fought back and equalised with seven minutes to go.
A free-kick was deflected up into air and Cris climbed highest to head the ball into the path of the unmarked Gomis, who volleyed past Casillas to earn his side a draw.
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