After scoring in last night's 3-1 defeat of Lazio, Raul said: "We have fulfilled the objective of finishing first in our group and now I'd prefer to face a big-name rival.

"My goal against Lazio isn't so important, but the team's performance was. Hopefully this one is our year in the Champions League.

"We have left three games to finish the year and in the League we want to maintain our advantage on our rivals.

"2007 is about to finish and it's been a good year for the team and the fans."