Real Madrid Vs. Lyon, 2011 UEFA Champions League: Second Half Off To A Slow Start

It's taking some time for both teams to settle into the game in the second half, which could quite possibly be by design. I'll never rule such a thing out when Jose Mourinho is on one of the benches. I'm not a betting man, but I'd be shocked if the current Vegas line on a Lyon goal was less than 20/1. They don't have a snowball's chance in hell. Real Madrid have them completely shut down.

While Madrid have looked considerably less ambitious to start this half than they were start the game, they're still doing a much better job of creating chances than Lyon are. After 15 minutes of play in the second half, the visitors are creating absolutely nothing. However, Madrid do have a couple of decent efforts. Mesut Özil and Karim Benzema played a nice one-two exchange in the 52nd minute, but Özil took an ill-advised shot when Cristiano Ronaldo was unmarked nearby. Ronaldo would get a chance of his own in the 57th minute, but he blasted it over the bar.

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