Lyon and Real Madrid drew 1-1 after Bafetimbi Gomis snatched a late equaliser to cancel out Karim Benzema’s opener in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie at the Stade Gerland.
Former Lyon favourite Benzema found the net within 43 seconds to put Jose Mourinho’s side firmly in the driving seat.
However, Gomis volleyed past Iker Casillas from a free-kick to give the French side hope going into the second leg in Spain.
In the other side, Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti praised the burgeoning partnership of strikers Nicolas Anelka and Fernando Torres after his side’s 2-0 Champions League win in Copenhagen.
Anelka scored both goals as Ancelotti’s visiting side took a dominant position.