Real Madrid vs Lyon: Cristiano Ronaldo Backs Bernabeu Pride

When Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real Madrid traveled to France to play Lyon at the Stade Gerland three weeks ago, they went down 1-0 and thus extended their horrific record at this venue.

On Wednesday night, they will play Lyon again in the second leg of this UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie.

The match will take place at the Santiago Bernabeu – a ground which will host the final of the competition later in May.

Real Madrid need to overcome their 1-0 first leg deficit at all cost before suffering their sixth consecutive last sixteen exit in Europe.

For Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid fans will have to be behind the entire team and Los Blancos will have to prove Lyon that the Santiago Bernabeu is theirs.

Speaking at a press conference on Monday, Cristiano Ronaldo stated:

“I hope that our fans will be as supportive on Wednesday as they were against Sevilla. We will do our best to win the game.

“We have to prove to Lyon that the Bernabeu is ours.”

He continued stressing the importance of this match:

“Wednesday’s game is a do-or-die affair. We are playing good football and we’ve proven that we are the strongest team in La Liga.

“Lyon are familiar to us. Physically, they are a strong team. But now it will be our turn to play at home.”

If Lyon score a goal, Real Madrid will be obliged to win by a two-goal margin as well.

Thrill and excitement promises to reach their heights on Wednesday night when the Santiago Bernabeu opens itself for the Real Madrid vs Lyon UEFA Champions League clash.

Angela Asante,

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    • jule
      10th March 2010

      I´m quite sure that Real will make it! And I´m really looking forward to the match, which I will watch on German TV. Let´s talk about the victory of Real and Cristiano tomorrow… Good Luck and God bless you !!!

    • Angela Asante
      10th March 2010

      @ Jule:

      Yes of course, Jule! Let’s talk about that tomorrow. I’m ANXIOUS!!! I fear that Lyon will shock Real Madrid… Remember, a 2-1, 3-2, 4-3, or whatever 1-goal margin win won’t be enough for Real Madrid.

      They either have to win 1-0 in normal time and play extra time before winning or they have to defeat Lyon by a two-goal margin at least before progressing.. Hmmmmm… What’s going to happen???

      Go Ronaldo, Go Madrid! 🙂 🙂 😉

      I’ll also watch the match live on TV here in Ghana. Hopefully Viasat 1 will broadcast this game instead of putting Manchester United vs AC Milan. 🙂 🙂

    • sinnineli
      10th March 2010

      God,I’m sooooo nervous…I even couldn’t sleep at night 😀 I’m very very tired,but I can’t rest…I’m waiting for this match so much…I really really have faith in RMA and especially in Cristiano,I’m absolutely sure,that if they’ll play as one team they’re going to win.AND I’m 100 % sure that they WILL…for me now minutes are like hours,and I don’t know why but this game is very important for me ;D… I can’t wait to see Cristiano on pitch!!!!

    • Angela Asante
      10th March 2010

      Yeeeh, I don’t even want to think about Real Madrid bowing out of the Champions League. What a disgrace that will be! It will completely spoil Cristiano Ronaldo’s first season as a Madridista!

      Com’on Lyon, kick out of the Champions League. Go Ronaldo, Go Real Madrid! 😉

    • jule
      11th March 2010

      I´m soo sad and disappointed that Real hasn´t made it !!! It wasn´t Cristiano´s fault, he played very well, but others didn´t fulfill what he prepared. Okay, come on, Cristiano, get the spanish championship!!!


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