Well closed eyes: International France Karim Benzema wheels away after scoring Madrid second after the break photo: REUTERS
Jose Mourinho is still in progress to conquer Europe with three different teams, he progressed from Real Madrid in the Champions League of quarter-finals for the first time in seven years.
Real convincingly saw Lyon to record a comprehensive victory by 4-1 with goals from Marcelo, Karim Benzema and Angel Di María by making the bed of his miserable record of having fallen on this same stage of the last-16 for six successive seasons – even against Lyon last season.
The victory also means Madrid are a step closer to winning a record tenth European title.
Real took the lead when Marcelo superbly cut inside Defender sliding Lyon Dejan Lovren and struck a shot past goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, which has a hand to the ball but could not keep out.
Benzema scored nine goals in their last seven games in the second half when practicable in a Marcelo long ball and slotted through the legs of Lloris.
A rapid response in Lyon would have given them hope, but found themselves 3-0 down when Mesut Ozil header makes Angel Di Maria through and the Argentine extreme coolly dinked his shot on Lloris.
The result sealed 25 successive Madrid victory in all competitions.
Real Madrid: Boxes; Ramos, Pepe, Carvalho, Marcelo; Alonso, Khedira; Di María (78 barn), Ozil, Ronaldo (Adebayor 74); Benzema (Diarra 84). Sub not used: Adan, Arbeloa, Albiol, channels.
Lyon: Lloris, Reveillere, Cris, Lovren, Cissokho; Briand (Gomis 46), Gourcuff (69 Pied), Toulalan, Källström, Delgado (Pjanic 80); López. Sub not used: Vercoutre, Diakhate, Kolodzieczak, Gonalons.
Referee: Damir Skomina
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