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Real Madrid’s were stunned by French side Lyon as they crashed out of he Champions League at their home ground. This is the sixth successive season in which the world’s richest club in revenues was knocked out of the last 16 stage of the competition.
The Spanish giants started the game well with Cristiano Ronaldo netting his seventh Champions League goal of the the season and levelling the aggregate scores at 1-1 in the 6th minute of the game.Real Madrid failed to capitalize on their early lead and were made to pay for the several missed chances as Miralem Pjanic smashed home an equaliser for Lyon in the 75th minute.
The scoreline could have been worst for the Blancos had Lyon’s Lisandro and Cesar Delgado, both not missed chances when clean through at the end.
With Real Madrid’s home ground the Bernabeu being the venue for this year’s final and £240m worth of signings of star players like Cristiano Ronaldo and Kaka, expectations were running high in Madrid.
This failure to make it past the round of 16 leaves Real Madrid manager Manuel Pelligrini under a lot of pressure with many already speculating Jose Mourinho to replace him.