Thursday, March 11, 2010

Goal from Miralem Pjanic gave French side Lyon a stunning 1-1 draw with Real Madrid

- Ronaldo 6

- Pjanic 75

**A second-half goal from Miralem Pjanic gave French side Lyon a stunning 1-1 draw with Real Madrid on Wednesaday, eliminating the Spaniards from the Champions League 2-1 on aggregate

Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring for Real Madrid, Guti showed all his quality on five minutes pinpoint into the path of Portuguese. He burst away from Cris before firing the ball through Lloris’ legs from an unlikely angle, 1-0 for los Blancos.

Lyon had wrestled the upper hand of this game away from their hosts and would stun the Bernabeu with 15 minutes remaining. Delgado, who had looked dangerous throughout the second half, spun a low pass into the box for Lisandro, whose touch from 12 yards was perfect for Pjanic to march onto, take a touch and smash into the net.

An onslaught followed as Lyon defended for their lives but Real could not produce another comeback.

That proved a mere footnote, Real Madrid's dreams of a Champions League final at their Bernabeu home were crushed by Lyon tonight were knocked out at the last-16 stage for the sixth successive season.

Teams Lineup :

Real Madrid: Iker Casillas; Sergio Ramos, Raul Albiol, Ezequiel Garay, Alvaro Arbeloa (Mahamadou Diarra 84); Esteban Granero (Rafael van der Vaart 62), Lassana Diarra, Kaka (Raul 77), Guti, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gonzalo Higuain.

Olympique Lyon: Hugo Lloris; Anthony Réveillère, Cris, Jean-Alain Boumsong (Kim Kallstrom 46), Aly Cissokho; Sidney Govou, Jeremy Toulalan, Jean Makoun (Maxime Gonalons 46), Miralem Pjanic (Ederson 84), Cesar Delgado; Lisandro Lopez.


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