The Los Blancos has taken it one step at a time. After humbling Hercules in local league at the Bernabeu, and a draw by Barca with Sevilla, it gives them a breather for the championship race. They are able to cut down the lead of Barca to five points with ten more games left at the end of the season.
Last night, they face Lyon for the last 16 in the Champions League and this time the Merengues have shaken off their last 16 jinx and reach another milestone after seven years. They have demolished Lyon in a well fashioned combination from Marcelo, Benzema and Di Maria in a 3 - 0 goal. What made it even sweet is it came from the feet of Lyon, who have defeated them at the same stage last season.