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Real fight back to draw at Lyon
Published : 24 Jul 2013 21:16:53Rss feed
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti saw his side come back from two goals down on his return to France on Wednesday as they held Lyon to a 2-2 draw at Stade Gerland.
Ancelotti, who quit Paris Saint-Germain after winning the French title in his first season, fielded a strong line-up including Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo, Germany's Mesut Ozil and former Lyon star Karim Benzema.
The two teams know each other well after crossing swords in the Champions League 10 times since 2005 with spoils shared at three wins apiece and produced an entertaining evening of pre-season football in front of a packed house.
Midfield youngster Clement Grenier gave the partisan crowd a fair return for their money after just 20 minutes with a spectacular goal from distance that flew under the bar and past Diego Lopez.
Argentine Lisandro Lopez, who has been at the centre of transfer rumours in recent weeks, then gave the seven-time champions a cushion with a close range finish before Real began their comeback with 11 minutes remaining.
Spanish under-21 international Alvaro Borja converted a penalty before Real levelled through new signing Casemillo of Brazil with just six minutes left.
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