Real Madrid travels to Lyon to face last season's semi-finalists today in the first leg of the Round-of-16 of the Champions League.

Jose Mourinho's side have won their last three La Liga matches by a combined score of 7-1. Real Madrid's head coach has done his homework on Lyon, a club that has never lost to a La Liga team.

Ever since we drew Lyon, we have been studying and learning about them, said Mourinho.

Real Madrid are at full strength aside from forward Gonzalo Higuain and midfielder Fernando Gago.

On Friday, Lyon defeated Nancy 4-0 win in Ligue 1 action, and were winners at St Ettiene on February 12, 4-1.

Claude Puel will be without Brazilian midfielder Ederson who is still not 100 percent after recently returning from a hamstring injury. Argentine striker Lisandro Lopez is also inactive with a hamstring problem.

Hugo Lloris returns in goal after missing Lyon's last match due to sickness.