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UEFA Champions League

  • 18 October 2011
  • • 19:45
  • • Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid
  • Referee: C. Çakιr
  • • Attendance: 70028

Real Madrid 4-0 Lyon: Benzema & Ozil among scorers in Bernabeu stroll for Spanish giants

Real Madrid 4-0 Lyon: Benzema & Ozil among scorers in Bernabeu stroll for Spanish giants


The Merengues enjoyed a comfortable night at home with Sami Khedira scoring his first-ever goal for Mourinho's side as visitors succumb to their first defeat in Group D

Real Madrid continued their 100 per cent record in the Champions League with a 4-0 victory against a lacklustre Lyon side.

Jose Mourinho started Karim Benzema ahead of the free-scoring Gonzalo Higuain and the Frenchman repaid the faith shown in him with a poachers finish after 18 minutes.

Benzema turned provider early in the second-half for Sami Khedira to double Madrid's lead and quell any threat from Lyon, and it was three not soon after when Mesut Ozil fired home.

Sergio Ramos completed the rout eight minutes from time to send Real Madrid five points clear at the top of Group D.

Real Madrid began the brighter of the two teams, enjoying a large share of possession deep in Lyon's territory without creating any clear-cut opportunities.

Mourinho's men took the lead when Ronaldo flicked on Ozil’s corner to the far post where Benzema was on hand to divert the ball into an empty net.

Lyon then began to force their way into the match, and Bafetimbi Gomis expertly powered the ball home only for his effort to be correctly judged offside.

          Head and shoulders | Ronaldo set up Madrid's first goal as they eased past Lyon

Benzema thought he had bagged his second when he was on hand to slip a quickly taken Xabi Alonso free kick past Hugo Lloris only for the referee to demand the set piece be taken again.

Madrid extended their lead two minutes into the second half, Benzema taking advantage of Reveillere's slip before steadying himself and sliding the ball into the path of Khedira to score his first goal for Real Madrid.

Los Blancos made it three after Lyon failed to clear their lines, as Ozil took advantage of the confusion in the French side’s penalty area to fire towards goal with Lloris diverting the the ball into his own net.

Lyon were unable to find a way into the game, and Madrid came close to adding a fourth but Ronaldo’s effort was ruled out for offside against Kaka, who had wondered into an offside position.

It soon became four when Ramos celebrated his first Champions League goal in three years when he controlled Kaka’s corner before smashing home from ten yards.

Remi Garde will hope his side will avenge tonight’s heavy defeat when Real Madrid travel to France in two weeks time for the reverse leg.

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