The Real Madrid vs Lyon friendly will be this Wednesday, July 24, 2013 (12:00 PM Pacific) at the Stade de Gerland. Real Madrid will face their first ‘top caliber’ rival of the preseason when they travel to Lyon. In their last game, Carlo Ancelotti’s team defeated Bournemouth 6-0. A top team like Lyon means the scoreline will not be anywhere near those six goals, therefore Wednesday’s match will be a tough friendly for both squads.
Real Madrid’s first preseason match against Bournemouth was expected to be an easy game for the Spanish club. On Wednesday they will confront a huge change as they face a much difficult rival as Lyon. The Merengues are still in their initial stages of the preseason, where they are still looking for incoming transfers, as well as what lineup and formation they will use under new coach, Ancelotti. This is a team that wants to improve on their performance from last season, where the team deteriorated in the season’s final stages after a broken locker room caused by ex-coach Jose Mourinho.
Lyon will be a difficult opponent not only because they are a top Ligue 1 team, but because they have already played in three preseason matches as opposed to Real Madrid’s one. The team coached by Remy Gardes has a very difficult season in front, where they will compete in the Champions League, and where they will attempt to surpass French giants PSG and Monaco.
Real Madrid vs Lyon Prediction
The Real Madrid vs Lyon match will be a great game between two top teams that need to improve in their upcoming season. Considering the talent in both teams, expect the coaches to use starting lineups at the Gerland stadium. The game will not be in its best quality as both squads are still in search for their best lineup and form, therefore it will be a low scoring game. The Real Madrid vs Lyon match will end in a 2-1 win for the Merengues.