Real Madrid Progress in Champions League with 2-0 win over Lyon

Cristiano Ronaldo, second right, is congratulated by his Real Madrid team-mates after scoring against Lille. Photograph: Laurent Cipriani/AP
A Cristiano Ronaldo double earned Real Madrid a 2-0 win at Lyon and a place in the first knockout round of the Champions League with two games to spare on Wednesday.

Ronaldo fired home midway through the first half with a free kick and doubled his tally from the penalty spot after the break as Real maintained their perfect record at the top of Group D after four matches.

The penalty was Ronaldo’s 100th goal for Real in 105 matches since joining from Manchester United in 2009.

Real are the only team in the competition to have a maximum 12 points from four matches and also the only side not to have conceded a goal.

“All the goals are special, all the more so when it helps the team to win,” Ronaldo said. “That’s what I try to do in every game and I am happy for the team and for the goals too.”