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Real will chase third win

champions league live betsRoyal Club accepts Lyon on Tuesday in an effort to record nine points from their first three games this season.

Real rate to snatch victory is 1.22, while the Lyon to score the first goal of the "Santiago Bernabeu" is 4.50. Chances of both teams to finish 2-2 are estimated at 23.00.

The team coach Jose Mourinho will be able to lead students from the bench again after serving punishment.

Mourinho will be in a dilemma who will leads the attack on Madrid tomorrow night after Gonzalo Iguayn in great form, scoring three hat-tricks in his last four games. The previous holder even Karim Benzema is recovered from injury and will be ready to play in the game.

Another dilemma for Mourinho will be in midfield, where Kaka is increasingly starting to look like yourself, and Angel Di Maria is back after treatment of trauma.

Lyon travel to the Spanish capital without Lisandro Lopez, who is continuing to recover from a severe ankle strain, but the French side will be boosted by the return of Yoann Gourcuff who made an appearance as a substitute against Nancy.

Club captain Cris returned to action and is expected to line-up in central defence against Madrid after two months out.

Mourinho was non-committal when asked about his strategy for the upcoming game and reminded the press how Higuain's qualities were being questioned just recently.

"Two weeks ago, it was said Higuain was bad and it was asked why we did not sign [Sergio] Aguero, and today everything is different," he told reporters at a press conference.

"Benzema is fine, he is not injured and it is possible to play with both [strikers] at the same time.

"Higuain and Benzema and very different, but if I tell you [the press] who will play, your debate will be over, so it is best to wait for tomorrow."

The Portuguese coach then affirmed he is anticipating a difficult match against the French giants.

"I have been facing them for several years, since my time at Porto. Since then, they have changed coaches and players, but they remain a serious team, very good tactically and in set pieces.

"Their principles have not changed and that is why they are always in the Champions League, year after year, reaching the quarter-finals and the semi-finals."

Mourinho went on to reject suggestions that Madrid approach their games too defensively.

"We have always had an offensive team, but I also want us to be balanced, to play well and win every match, although it is obvious you cannot win them all," he added.

"I do not want a team with a defensive mindset. It is normal that teams improve because of hard work, and our expectation is to be stronger than last year, but it is not easy because we were good last year.

"But we want to be better."

 

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