Real Madrid Vs. Lyon, 2011 UEFA Champions League: Karim Benzema Nets Deserved Goal

After 66 minutes, Karim Benzema finally has the goal that he's deserved for quite some time. He's been fantastic all game, but had somehow failed to notch a goal or an assist. That's changed now, and Real Madrid have a 2-0 lead on the night, 3-1 on aggregate.

Before the goal, it seemed like every single time Benzema did something really good, someone had to ruin it. Hugo Lloris and the linesman have been the biggest offenders so far, but in the 64th minute, Benzema got introduced to former teammate Anthony Reveillere, another noted fun-sucker. Reveillere dispossessed Benzema in the box, knocking him down in the process, but the tackle was completely clean.

Benzema got the last laugh, though, as he scored a great effort to all but put the game to rest. Lyon defender Cris fell asleep on the goal, and Benzema finished well. Marcelo provided him with an assist, which he was able to do because the ball was given away to him by Reveillere, just minutes after his spectacular tackle.

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