Spanish football giant Real Madrid swept aside on Tuesday French Club Lyon, a third consecutive victory leaving them clear at the top of Champions League Group (D).
Madrid’s goals by Karim Benzema, Sami Khedira, Mesut Ozil and Sergio Ramos made sure their Coach Jose Mourinho’s side had a comfortable evening.
France striker Benzema tapped in at the far post in the 19th minute to leave his former club on the rack as Madrid were utterly dominant at the Bernabeu.
Midfielder Khedira scored from Benzema’s cross in the 47th minute and his fellow German Ozil bagged the third soon afterwards, the Lyon keeper Hugo Lloris helping the ball into his own net. Ramos also smashed in a volley near the end.
Lyon, who have four points from three games, showed little ambition and sat deep in their own half for most of the time.
Cristiano Ronaldo glanced a corner towards the back post and Benzema slid in to score the opener as Real threatened to completely overwhelm the visitors.
Lyon’s Bafetimbi Gomis had a goal ruled out for offside in the 28th minute but it was a rare attacking foray as the chances stacked up for Ronaldo and company.
Soon after the second-half restart Benzema broke away down the left and crossed low into the centre for Khedira to stroke in the second. Lloris then helped in Ozil’s cross-cum shot in the 55th.
Last year, Real Madrid defeated Lyon in the away and home matches with similar scoring matches, however the French team was undefeated by Madrid from 2004-09.