Real Madrid v Lyon Odds
2nd Leg - Bernabeu Stadium - Wed 16th Mar 2011
Real Madrid are the overwhelming bookmakers favourites to win the second leg against Lyon and progress to the quarter finals on the 2011 Champions League.
A late equaliser by Bafetimbi Gomis earnt Lyon a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their Champions League last sixteen match against Real Madrid. Jose Mourinho's side had taken the lead earlier in the second half through Lyon old boy Karim Benzema, but still remain odds on to win the tie outright and progress to the quarter-finals.
Real Madrid have been drawn against Lyon in the Champions League last sixteen draw, a repeat of the match between the two clubs at this stage of the competition last season. On that occassion, it was Lyon who progressed, winning the match 2-1 on aggregate, thanks to a 1-0 win in France before drawing 1-1 in the Bernabeu. Real's record in the Champions League has been poor in recent years, but they do have the skills of new manager Jose Mourinho, winning coach with Inter last season to add a little steel to the team this season.
Lyon got all the way to the semi-finals of this competition last year, where they eventually lost to Bayern Munich over two legs. This season, the French team were favourites to win a Group B containing Schalke 04, Benfica and Hapoel Tel Aviv but in the end were fortunate to qualify as group runners up.
Real Madrid v Lyon to Qualify Betting
The bookmakers have made Real Madrid the long odds on favourites to progress to the quarter-finals, with Jose Mourinho and the likes of Mezut Ozil and Cristiano Ronaldo likely to get the goals. Lyon shocked Madrid with a win in the first leg in their meeting last season in the Champions League but this year the tie is finely balanced at 1-1 ahead of the second leg.
1st Leg - Stade de Gerland - Tue 22nd Feb 2011
|LYON||1 - 1||REAL MADRID|
|Gomis '83||(0) - (0)||Benzema '65|
|Ref: W Stark (GER)|
Real Madrid Form
Real Madrid have been rated second favourites with the bookies to lift the Champions League at Wembley in 2011 since the news was announced that Jose Mourinho would join as manager in the summer. The team remained unbeaten during their Group G campaign, with five wins and just the one draw, against AC Milan in the San Siro.
Lyon made heavy weather of qualifying for the last sixteen by their high standards in this competition over recent seasons. Winning just three of their six matches, it was enough to put distance between themselves and Benfica who finished third in the group. After winning their first three matches, it was only a 1-1 draw at home to Hapoel Te Aviv that secured qualification to the knockout stages.