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Garde hails Real draw as Lyon ´benchmark´

25 July 2013 12:40

Remi Garde believes his Lyon team have set a benchmark for the new season following a strong showing against Real Madrid.

Garde's men continued their pre-season preparation with a 2-2 draw against the Spanish side on Wednesday, taking the lead through a spectacular volley from midfielder Clement Grenier before Lisandro Lopez doubled the advantage.

Real fought back through a penalty from Alvaro Morata and a headed effort from Casemiro.

Lyon fell short in their quest for the Ligue 1 title last season despite initial early promise.

The Stade de Gerland outfit finished 16 points behind champions Paris Saint-Germain but still secured qualification for the UEFA Champions League.

Lyon will compete in four competitions next season, and Garde feels his players are ready to meet the challenges ahead.

"This match against Real has given us a benchmark and will help us to be prepared," he told L'Equipe.

Lyon open their 2013-14 Ligue 1 campaign with a home game against Nice on August 10.

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Competition
Club Friendlies
Date
24 July 2013
Kick-off
21:00
Full-time
2 - 2

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