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Lion is unlikely Lyon hero
February 16th, 2010 8:05PM
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[UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Cameroonian Jean II Makoun was the unlikely hero of Lyon's 1-0 win over Real Madrid in the first leg of their UEFA Championship round-of-16 series on Tuesday, scoring a stunning goal to give th French team its third win in three games at home against Real Madrid.

Real Madrid's Galacticos didn't have a shot on goal in a poor first half, but Makoun decided the game only two minutes after the break.

The Indomitable Lion ran from inside the Real half to the edge of the penalty area and scored on a shot that lobbed Real goalkeeper Iker Casillas.

"It was a very physical match, Lyon played with a lot of passion and they covered the ground well and marked us very well," Real Madrid coach Manuel Pellegrini said. "The result is not good for us, we've conceded a goal without scoring. We will need a very disciplined performance to turn this round, but I have faith in my players."



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