Real Madrid Vs. Lyon, 2011 UEFA Champions League: Lineups

Jose Mourinho rewards Gonzalo Higuian's ludicrous form by having him sit out what is now the 678th time Real Madrid have faced off against Lyon in the Champions League in the past 18 months. Instead, Karim Benzema gets the start, in front of Angel di Maria, Mesut Ozil and Christiano Ronaldo. That's the sort of lineup that can give a defence nightmares.

Lyon reinstate Yoann Gourcouff to the starting lineup in place of the injured Maxime Gonlalons, but that's hardly going to help out their cause at the Santiago Bernabeu - they don't need personnel movement, they need a minor miracle to come away with anything from this match. Here are the starting lineups:

Real Madrid (4-2-3-1): Iker Casillas; Marcelo, Pepe, Sergio Ramos, Alvaro Arbeloa; Xabi Alonso, Sami Khedira; Angel di Maria, Mesut Ozil, Cristiano Ronaldo; Karim Benzema.

Lyon (4-3-3):  Hugo Lloris; Aly Cissokho, Bakary Kone, Dejan Lovren, Anthony Reveillere; Gueida Fofana, Kim Källström, Yoann Gourcuff; Michel Bastos, Bafetimbi Gomis, Jimmy Briand.

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