Real Madrid travel to Lyon for the first leg of their round of 16 clash in the UEFA Champions League. Madrid will be looking to finally beat their bestia negra in Europe--los blancos haven't ever managed to go past Lyon in the Round of 16.
Real Madrid will begin their push to get past the last 16 for the first time in eight years against a team that has already knocked them out twice in this stage of the highest European competition. Luckily, José Mourinho says, "Cristiano, Carvalho and I have already beaten Lyon."
The match will be a homecoming of sorts for Karim Benzema, the young French striker who Madrid acquired from Lyon in 2009. He always seems to play well against French sides, and look for him to make an appearance, even if newly-acquired Emmanuel Adebayor starts the game.
The match promises to be an exciting affair, with both teams sporting strong counter-attacking sides with very strong center forwards.