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:

G: Casillas

D: Ramos, Pepe, Carvalho, Arbeloa

M: Khedira, Alonso, Di Maria, Ozil, Ronaldo

F: Adebayor

Lyon Lineup:

G: Lloris

D: Reveillere, Cris, Lovren, Cissokho

M: Kallstrom, Toulalan, Bastos, Delgado

F: Gourcuff, Gomis