Rarely had a save to make throughout the ninety minutes, but may feel he should have dealt with Benzema's low shot that managed to squirm through his legs.
Showed desire to climb highest and head the ball into the path of Gomis to equalise, but was a touch rash in the challenge, and the booking he picked up for a foul on Cristiano Ronaldo was long overdue.
Lyon's best defender, dealt with Angel Di Maria impressively, and rarely allowed the Argentine to get the better of him. Looked to get forward to support whenever possible.
Given the unenviable task of shackling Ronaldo, and did well against him in the first half, but the Portuguese improved in the second and he couldn't keep up with his devastating pace.
Dealt well with the physical threat of Adebayor, but when Madrid stepped up their performance in the second half, he struggled to track Oezil and Ronaldo roaming across the back four.
Given top billing by Lyon, but despite showcasing a neat range of passing, particularly early in the match, could not unlock Madrid's defence, and was shackled well by Xabi Alonso, who tracked his deep runs.
Enjoyed a promising opening spell but as the match progressed his influence waned, and he struggled to create any impact in the final third of the pitch.
The midfield enforcer did well to restrict the influence of Oezil in the first half, and was the genesis of attacks early on, and although he faded later on, can be pleased with his efforts.
Was vibrant but equally wasteful with his possession throughout the match. Switched flanks regularly but failed to make any real impact on either wing.
Lyon's most creative player in the first half, showing no fear in picking the ball up and running at the Blancos back four, although his efforts were ultimately in vain.
At times looked out of his depth, with his passing and touch falling well short of standard. Missed a glaring chance in the first half, but, ultimately, his late equaliser has kept the tie alive heading into the second leg.
Rarely tested by shots on target, and his only real involvement was to fumble a routine cross that almost gifted a goal to Gomis. Helpless for the striker's late leveller.
The Portuguese dealt comfortably with Lyon's ineffective attacking play for much of the match, completing a sturdy partnership with Carvalho, but will be annoyed that defence could not hold on for clean sheet.
Managed to be first to the ball against Gomis for much of the match, and looked comfortably alongside Pepe, but will be frustrated to have conceded an equaliser that could have been avoided.
Preferred to Marcelo at full-back and dealt with the threat of the tricky Bastos as he switched wings. Produced an unassuming but reliable display.
Booked for reckless tackle on Delgado in the early moments, and although he was unlucky with a header that struck the crossbar, his poor positioning played Gomis onside at the equaliser.
He was comfortable in the centre of the pitch, and the Spaniard stuck to his task of tracking the runs of Gourcuff from deep, almost becoming an auxiliary centre half at times.
Á. di María
An ineffective evening for the Argentine, who failed to get the better of Cissokho for much of the match, and a late opportunity that he blazed wide summed up his evening.
Gourcuff and Kallstrom often tried to break through but Khedira was equal to their threat, nullifying their attacks. Replaced by Diarra in the second period.
Couldn't get involved in the match in the first half as Madrid toiled, but got better as the team as a whole did in the second session, and his mazy run played a vital role in Benzema's goal.
Worked hard in the lone striking role, but saw little of the ball into his feet, and couldn't provide the kind of link up that his coach would have been looking for. Benzema replaced him on the hour.
Struck a stunning free kick off the inside of Lloris' post, and had an excellent second half, providing an assist to Benzema for the pivotal away goal.
- 30 R. Vercoutre
- 4 P. Diakhaté
- 2 L. Gassama
Came on a sub but his only action was to pick up a needless booking.
Was the hero twelve months ago but wasn't given sufficient time to impress.
- 21 M. Gonalons
Scored a stunning goal at the weekend, but tonight couldn't quite fashion himself an opening to be the hero.
- 13 Adán
Came off the bench but couldn't help to prevent Lyon's late equaliser.
- 18 Albiol
- 8 Kaká
Came on for Khedira as Mourinho looked to see out the match.
- 11 Granero
Cheered as he entered the fray, but silenced the home support by netting a priceless goal within sixty seconds of his arrival.