Jose Mourinho may be playing for a tie, and if that's the case, his strategy is working.
The match began to open up more towards the last 25 minutes. Angel Di Maria saw an opening and released a shot from beyond the box, but Lloris was able to save it easily.
Minutes later, Lloris denied Cristiano Ronaldo off a free kick.
Real Madrid managed to dodge a few bullets. Lyon's Cesar Delgado appeared to be fouled by Sergio Ramos, who was already playing with a yellow card, while in the penalty box. Bafetimbi Gomis's right-footed shot just a few minutes later, was blocked.
Real Madrid Lineup:
D: Ramos, Pepe, Carvalho, Arbeloa
M: Khedira, Alonso, Di Maria, Ozil, Ronaldo
D: Reveillere, Cris, Lovren, Cissokho
M: Kallstrom, Toulalan, Bastos, Delgado
F: Gourcuff, Gomis