Rauls farewell match in Schalke sells out

17 April 2013 11:25

Schalke 04 announced Wednesday their farewell match for ex-Spain striker Raul, against his Qatari club Al-Sadd, in Gelsenkirchen on July 27 has sold out.

The 35-year-old spent two seasons at Schalke and helped the Royal Blues reach the Champions League semi-finals in 2011, before they lost to Manchester United.

All tickets for the "Gracias Raul!" farewell match have been sold with a capacity 61,000 crowd expected at Gelsenkirchen's Veltins Arena.

Raul, who made 102 appearances for Spain, won the Qatari title last weekend with his new club and is still a firm favourite at Schalke, with whom he won the German Cup in 2011.

He remains the top scorer in Real Madrid's history with 228 goals, having won six Spanish league and three Champions League titles with Real between 1994 and 2010.

Source: AFP