Madrid aims to continue perfect start against Lyon

Madrid: Real Madrid aims to continue its faultless start to the Champions League group stage with a match against a familiar foe when Lyon visits the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Tuesday.

Madrid and Lyon have met in the knockout round in the last two seasons, with Lyon edging the last-16 tie in 2010 and Madrid taking revenge at the same stage last year.

Madrid striker Karim Benzema is fit to face his former team but will struggle to break into coach Jose Mourinho’s starting lineup after Gonzalo Higuain scored his third hattrick in four games for club and country in Saturday’s 4-1 win against Real Betis.

Lyon, two points behind Madrid in Group D after starting with a draw at Ajax and win over Dinamo Zagreb, has captain Cris and playmaker Yoann Gourcuff returning from injury.

Bureau Report

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