Real Madrid draws 1-1 with Lyon

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:53 IST

Lyon earned a 1-1 draw with Real Madrid to finish in first place in Group F of the Champions League.

Real Madrid draws 1-1 with Lyon
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John Carew scored a 72nd-minute equalizer Wednesday, and Lyon earned a 1-1 draw with Real Madrid to finish in first place in Group F of the Champions League. Carew backheeled a cross from substitute Sylvain Wiltord through the legs of Madrid defender Roberto Carlos to maintain Lyon's unbeaten record, which stretches back to April. Midfielder Jose Maria "Guti'' Gutierrez scored in the 41st minute for Madrid, which is certain to finish in second place. Both teams had already qualified for the second phase before the draw at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, which ended Lyon's perfect record in the group. The French champion has 13 points from five games, while Madrid has 10. In the final set of group games, Lyon hosts Rosenborg, while Madrid visits Olympiakos. Even if Madrid won and Lyon lost, the French side would win on head-to-head results because it beat the nine-time European champion 3-0 in September. Madrid fans called for the dismissal of beleaguered coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo when he replaced David Beckham with Michel Salgado in the 79th, and also at the end of the game. "Beckham was worn out on the field. He was in lots of pain. But people didn't know. If Beckham had died on the field then people would have known,'' Luxemburgo said. "I feel strong and calm. I'm not worried. I'm worried about my work but not about continuing. I'm worried about getting the team back to full fitness and form.'' Beckham acknowledged his back had been hurting but said the crowd's reaction was "normal.'' (AP)

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