Real Madrid Vs. Lyon, 2011 UEFA Champions League: 3-0 (4-1) Full Time, Los Merengues Dominant

Real Madrid hadn't advanced to the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League since 2004, nor had they ever defeated Lyon, but both of those streaks were broken tonight at the Santiago Bernabeu. Los Merengues produced an emphatic 3-0 victory at home, winning the tie 4-1 on aggregate. Madrid will now await Friday's draw to see who they will play in their first quarterfinal in more than half of a decade. 

Cristiano Ronaldo didn't exactly look 90 minutes fit, but it didn't matter, as most of his teammates were absolutely brilliant. Karim Benzema, Marcelo, and Angel Di Maria all scored very well-deserved goals, while Sami Khedira and Xabi Alonso outplayed their counterparts on the other side in the center of midfield. Mesut Özil was influential, though somewhat quietly, and Madrid defended exceptionally well. It was a complete performance and one that Jose Mourinho and the fans can be proud of. It was fantastic from whistle to whistle, while Lyon were equally disappointing. Only the great goalkeeping of Hugo Lloris kept the home side from scoring five or six times.

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