Real Madrid Vs. Lyon, 2011 UEFA Champions League: Angel Di Maria Goal Puts Tie Away

The tie was basically squared away when Karim Benzema scored in the 66th minute, but Angel Di Maria has completely wrapped it up in the 76th with a pretty goal that put the exclamation point on a fantastic performance by Real Madrid. For the first time since 2004, Los Merengues will be going through to the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League. 

Mesut Özil was the man who provided the assist for Di Maria, but hardly in traditional fashion. This time, it was a header that send Di Maria through as opposed to one of his trademark flicks or through balls. Di Maria still had plenty of work when he got onto the ball, though, and did well to beat his defender and Hugo Lloris with a tidy finish.

Real Madrid have made two substitutions, bringing Emmanuel Adebayor into the game for Cristiano Ronaldo shortly before the goal, and Esteban Granero for Angel Di Maria just after the goal.

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