Olympique Lyonnais 2-2 Real Madrid: The youth come to rescue

Olympique Lyonnais 2-2 Real Madrid: The youth come to rescue


Youngsters Alvaro Morata and Casemiro savage a draw for Real Madrid against Olympique Lyonnais with two goals in 12 minutes at the end of the game.

Los Blancos suffered the French team better fitness during all the match, being unable to win the battle in the midfield against the strong Lyon’s centre-halfs.

Real barely resisted the first 15 minutes, until a cross from the right by Alexandre Lacazette was caught by Clement Grenier, who scored an incredible strike with a acrobatic volley, without even looking at the goal.

Los Merengues improved their performance in the second half, with Sami Khedira and Casemiro coming in to provide the midfield with more physical strengh.

The young Brazilian started causing troubles to their rival with his moves in attack. However, Lisandro increased the home team’s lead, sending to the net a header by Gael Danic.

With Karim Benzema on the bench, Real had been playing with a number 9 for a while. Carlo Ancelotti looked set to suffer his first defeat. But everything change when Morata came in.

Luka Modric started delivering great assists to Denis Cheryshev and Morata, and Real got closer to shortening the goal difference.

Morata dragged Madrid back into the game with a penalty shoot after Cheryshev fell in the area. And a few minutes later, Lyon’s goalkeeper failed in a corner and Casemiro sent the ball gently to the net with an easy header.

There was no time for Real to complete the come back with another goal in a game that was part of the payment of Karim Benzema’s transfer from Olympique Lyonnais.