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Raúl strike seals Madrid's progress

Published: Wednesday 26 November 2008, 0.35CET
FC BATE Borisov 0-1 Real Madrid CF
Raúl González registered the only goal early on as the Spanish champions joined Juventus in the knockout stage from Group H after winning in Minsk.
by Michael Harrold
Raúl strike seals Madrid's progress
Raúl González is mobbed by his team-mates ©Getty Images

Match statistics

BATEReal Madrid

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target1
 
6
Attempts off target5
 
4
Corners6
 
7
Offsides2
 
1
Fouls committed24
 
20
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 03/10/2013 16:22 CET

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Published: Wednesday 26 November 2008, 0.35CET

Raúl strike seals Madrid's progress

FC BATE Borisov 0-1 Real Madrid CF
Raúl González registered the only goal early on as the Spanish champions joined Juventus in the knockout stage from Group H after winning in Minsk.

Raúl González struck the only goal as Real Madrid CF joined Juventus in the UEFA Champions League knockout stages from Group H after defeating FC BATE Borisov.

Raúl winner
The seventh-minute goal ensured Bernd Schuster's side put successive defeats by the Bianconeri behind them to seal their place in the next round and keep alive their hopes of winning the section going into their final game against FC Zenit St. Petersburg. The first ever Belarussian group contenders will travel to Juve, who had drawn 0-0 with Zenit earlier in the evening, sure of finishing last in the section despite a spirited second-half revival as they chased the game in Minsk.

Drenthe impresses
Madrid were comfortable 2-0 winners against BATE in their opening game in the section and soon took control again here. Royston Drenthe was making inroads down the left and his sixth-minute cross was turned wide at the near post by Javier Saviola, starting in place of the injured Ruud van Nistelrooy. It was an early warning, but BATE had little time to heed it as Madrid took the lead almost immediately, Drenthe's low cross finding its way through a crowd of players to an unmarked Raúl, who had time to control then rifle in off the underside of the crossbar. It was the Spaniard's record 62nd goal in the UEFA Champions League and took him level with AC Milan's Filippo Inzaghi on the all-time scorers' list in UEFA club competition with 64 strikes.

Madrid dominant
BATE's first sight of goal came on 27 minutes, but Vitali Rodionov was flagged offside as Aleksandr Volodko shot on the turn. The home side were making little impression and though Volodko sent another effort wide, Madrid still looked the more likely scorers. Vitali Kazantsev came to BATE's rescue when he slid in to block Drenthe's strike after the winger had again broken free on the left. Viktor Goncharenko's side held Juve to a draw here on Matchday 2 and the coach had stressed BATE would not be intimidated by Schuster's illustrious collection of stars either. They were struggling, though, to put the visitors under any pressure and Goncharenko acted at the break to enliven his attack by replacing Igor Stasevich with Pavel Nekhaychik.

Bliznyuk miss
Still Madrid looked comfortable, the wintry conditions failing to knock them off their stride until a slip by Gabriel Heinze offered the home side an opening. Anri Khagush pounced on the loose ball and rolled it into the path of Gennadi Bliznyuk, who blazed high and wide from the edge of the area. With their hopes of securing a UEFA Cup place hanging on a draw at least, BATE were beginning to press forward in greater numbers and starting to create chances.

Heinze tackle
Heinze made amends for his earlier error with a tremendous last-ditch tackle on Rodionov then Mikhail Sivakov set up Bliznyuk who again fired wide. As BATE attacked, though, they were leaving themselves exposed and Sergei Veremko kept his side in the game when he tipped Raúl's strike on to the crossbar. Wesley Sneijder and Drenthe missed further chances, but Madrid had done enough.

Last updated: 26/11/08 11.55CET

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Lineups

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BATE

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Real Madrid

16
VeremkoSergei Veremko (GK)
1
CasillasIker Casillas (GK)
2
LikhtarovichDmitri Likhtarovich (C)
Substitution70
3
PepePepe
3
SosnovskiSergei Sosnovski
Yellow Card23
4
RamosSergio Ramos
8
A. VolodkoAleksandr Volodko
Substitution65
7
Raúl GonzálezRaúl González (C)
Goal7
Substitution86
9
BliznyukGennadi Bliznyuk
Yellow Card75
8
GagoFernando Gago
10
KrivetsSergei Krivets
9
SaviolaJavier Saviola
Substitution89
14
KhagushAnri Khagush
Yellow Card89
10
SneijderWesley Sneijder
20
RodionovVitali Rodionov
14
GutiGuti
Substitution79
22
StasevichIgor Stasevich
Substitution46
15
DrentheRoyston Drenthe
24
KazantsevVitali Kazantsev
16
HeinzeGabriel Heinze
Yellow Card8
55
YurevichAleksandr Yurevich
22
Miguel TorresMiguel Torres
Yellow Card43

Substitutes

30
GutorAleksandr Gutor (GK)
25
DudekJerzy Dudek (GK)
5
MirchevVladislav Mirchev
2
Míchel SalgadoMíchel Salgado
7
ErmakovichAleksandr Ermakovich
12
MarceloMarcelo
11
SkavyshMaksim Skavysh
Substitution70
21
MetzelderChristoph Metzelder
13
NekhaychikPavel Nekhaychik
Substitution46
23
Van der VaartRafael van der Vaart
Substitution79
17
SivakovMikhail Sivakov
Substitution65
24
Javi GarcíaJavi García
Substitution86
21
PechaIvan Pecha
28
Alberto BuenoAlberto Bueno
Substitution89

Coach

Viktor Goncharenko (BLR) Bernd Schuster (GER)

Referee

Terje Hauge (NOR)

Assistant referees

Steinar Holvik (NOR), Dag-Roger Nebben (NOR)

Fourth official

Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR)

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