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Lethal Lyon dismantle Madrid

Published: Wednesday 14 September 2005, 0.55CET
Olympique Lyonnais 3-0 Real Madrid CF First-half goals from John Carew, Juninho Pernambucano and Sylvain Wiltord earned a fine victory.
by Matthew Spiro
from Stade Gerland

Match statistics

LyonReal Madrid

Goals scored3
 
0
Attempts on target8
 
8
Attempts off target4
 
8
Corners5
 
5
Offsides0
3
Fouls committed15
 
22
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 03/10/2013 16:21 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Wednesday 14 September 2005, 0.55CET

Lethal Lyon dismantle Madrid

Olympique Lyonnais 3-0 Real Madrid CF First-half goals from John Carew, Juninho Pernambucano and Sylvain Wiltord earned a fine victory.

Olympique Lyonnais started their UEFA Champions League campaign in superb fashion as an impressive first-half display earned a 3-0 Group F success against Real Madrid CF.

Devastating display
Quarter-finalists for the last two years, Lyon have high hopes of going even further this season, and on the basis of this performance they have every reason to feel optimistic. Gérard Houllier's team showed great skill and determination, sealing the victory with three goals in a devastating first 45 minutes. John Carew opened the scoring before strikes from Juninho Pernambucano and Sylvain Wiltord took the game away from Madrid, who also suffered a 3-0 reverse at Bayer 04 Leverkusen on Matchday 1 last term.

Beckham boost
Lyon centre-half Cris passed a late fitness test to take his place alongside Claudio Caçapa at the back, while Tiago was preferred to Benoît Pedretti in midfield. Carew began as a lone forward, flanked by Wiltord and Florent Malouda. The visitors also received a fitness boost, with David Beckham recovering from a thigh problem. Zinedine Zidane and Ronaldo were missing through injury and suspension respectively, so Julio César Baptista stepped into the playmaker role behind strikers Raúl González and Robinho.

Frenetic pace
The match kicked off at a frantic pace and Lyon were quickly on the attack, Carew running at the Madrid defence before seeing his shot blocked by Iván Helguera. The Spanish side were soon in the game, however, and twice threatened from free-kicks in the opening eight minutes. While the first effort from Beckham grazed Grégory Coupet's right-hand post, Roberto Carlos's strike then flashed slightly wider of the same upright.

Carew breakthrough
As Madrid controlled possession, Lyon seemed content to defend in numbers and pick their moment to counterattack. Roberto Carlos saw another long-range attempt well saved by Coupet, but when the breakthrough came, it was at the other end. Set-piece specialist Juninho curled a wicked free-kick towards goal and Carew's glancing header was enough to beat Iker Casillas, who could only push the ball into the roof of the net.

Deadly Juninho
Madrid almost silenced the stadium moments later as Baptista deflected a Roberto Carlos shot on to the post, then Raúl headed the rebound straight at Coupet. Before the visitors had time for regret, they were two down. Again Juninho did the damage, this time the Brazilian firing a free-kick directly into Casillas's bottom right-hand corner on 26 minutes.

Rampant Lyon
Lyon were rampant and scored a third five minutes later, as Wiltord exchanged passes with Anthony Réveillère on the right before volleying emphatically past Casillas. The French champions should have extended their lead further but Juninho, after being fouled in the area by Míchel Salgado, saw his spot-kick blocked by Casillas. Madrid came close to pulling a goal back before half-time through Robinho, but Coupet produced an exceptional stop to tip the Brazilian's low shot wide.

Coupet called upon
Madrid started the second period with a more offensive formation, as Baptista moved into attack and Roberto Carlos and Salgado switched to wing-backs. Coupet was soon in the thick of the action, catching Baptista's volley, then parrying Roberto Carlos's stinging drive. The France custodian saved his team again on the hour, blocking Raúl's attempt after the striker had been played through by Robinho.

Stout defending
Coupet's assurance seemed to filter through to his team-mates and, after impressive approach work, Juninho burst into the right side of the Madrid box and drew a fine save from Casillas with a low shot. Madrid continued to press, but Cris and Caçapa were in determined mood and Lyon ultimately held firm without any real alarm.

Last updated: 15/09/05 9.23CET

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Lineups

lyon

Lyon

real madrid

Real Madrid

1
CoupetGrégory Coupet (GK)
1
CasillasIker Casillas (GK)
3
CrisCris
2
Míchel SalgadoMíchel Salgado
Yellow Card20
5
CaçapaClaudio Caçapa (C)
3
Roberto CarlosRoberto Carlos
7
M. DiarraMahamadou Diarra
Yellow Card52
4
RamosSergio Ramos
8
JuninhoPernambucano Juninho
Goal26
Penalty42
6
Iván HelgueraIván Helguera
9
CarewJohn Carew
Goal21
Substitution72
7
Raúl GonzálezRaúl González (C)
10
MaloudaFlorent Malouda
8
Júlio BaptistaJúlio Baptista
12
RéveillèreAnthony Réveillère
10
RobinhoRobinho
21
TiagoTiago
Substitution86
12
Pablo GarcíaPablo García
Yellow Card39
22
WiltordSylvain Wiltord
Goal31
Substitution80
16
GravesenThomas Gravesen
Substitution61
23
BerthodJérémy Berthod
Yellow Card23
23
BeckhamDavid Beckham
Yellow Card90

Substitutes

30
VercoutreRémy Vercoutre (GK)
13
Diego LópezDiego López (GK)
11
FredFred
Substitution72
14
GutiGuti
Substitution61
14
GovouSidney Govou
Substitution80
15
Raúl BravoRaúl Bravo
15
DiattaLamine Diatta
21
DiogoCarlos Diogo
18
Ben ArfaHatem Ben Arfa
22
PavónPaco Pavón
24
MonsoreauSylvain Monsoreau
24
MejíaÁlvaro Mejía
26
PedrettiBenoît Pedretti
Substitution86
27
SoldadoRoberto Soldado

Coach

Gérard Houllier (FRA) Vanderlei Luxemburgo (BRA)

Referee

Massimo De Santis (ITA)

Assistant referees

Alessandro Griselli (ITA), Marco Ivaldi (ITA)

Fourth official

Paolo Tagliavento (ITA)

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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