Unlike Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League group stage finales, which featured a lot of dead rubber, Wednesday’s docket has heavy weighted matches. Look no further than the Bernabeu, where Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund duke it out for Group F honors. After drawing in Germany, the onus is on Real to scoop up a win at home. A draw or better gives BVB the seeded berth in the next round. Given where fellow Bundesliga and La Liga sides finished, the knockout round opponents make the seeded spot quite interesting. If Real wins the group… Real could play PSG, Benfica, Man City, Bayern Munich, Bayer Leverkusen, Juventus or Lyon, Porto or Copenhagen. BVB could play Leicester City, Monaco, Atletico Madrid,
Zenit star Axel Witsel has cast doubt on his chances of joining Juventus in the next transfer window. Belgium international Witsel had looked poised to join the Serie A champions in August but the move ultimately fell through after Zenit head coach Mircea Lucescu refused to sanction a sale. Witsel stated last month that he fully expected to move to Turin in 2017, but he has suggested that the five-time Russian champions could veto his departure in January.
* A goalless draw sent Sevilla into last 16 * Sevilla ended up second in Group H behind Juventus * Lyon to play Europa League's round of 32 * Vitolo hit the post for Sevilla, Tolisso and Valbuena struck the woodwork for OL * Sevilla's Gabriel Mercado picked up yellow card and will miss last-16 first leg LYON, France, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Sevilla kept their cool to hold Olympique Lyonnais to a goalless away draw and secure their spot in the last 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday. The Spanish team, who have won the last three editions of the Europa League, came under intense pressure as Lyon needed to win by two goals to advance but ended up second in Group H with 11 points, three behind Juventus who beat Dinamo Zagreb 2-0.