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Miércoles, 06 Dic, 2017

Real Madrid are welcoming Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday evening in the Champions League.

The best Dortmund can hope for is to hold onto third place in the group to qualify for the Europa League's knock-out rounds - and could become the first club to ever do so with just two points.

Zidane is thus expected to rest some key players ahead of the visit of Sevilla.

The Bundesliga giants are currently riding a seven-game winless streak across all competitions, with three draws and four losses.

The only solution to throw the tournament open again would probably be to reintroduce a straight knockout system, with no seedings, like it was before the Champions League era began.

Zinedine Zidane's side hasn't been in great form either.

Aubameyang is likely to want Champions League football, and he is almost certain to attract the attentions of some of the big-hitters in European football.

Their performance in the La Liga has been pretty disappointing as they recently played a draw against Athletic Bilbao and earlier, suffered a shocking loss to newcomers Girona.

The Club World Cup, which gets underway on Wednesday (Dec 6) in Abu Dhabi, is nominally a huge event: the world championship for football clubs from different continents. The game is definitely set to be a thriller.

Dortmund, who cannot advance in the competition, have arrived in Spain's capital without Maximilian Philipp. Marco Reus, Mario Gotze, Lukasz Piszczek, Jeremy Toljan and Jacob Bruun Larsen will miss out for the German side.

Benzema did score twice in Madrid's last European game against APOEL, though, and dabblebet price him at 4/6 (1.67) to find the back of the net once more. Ronaldo even admitted, following a first group stage defeat for five years, at Spurs last month that the departures of Alvaro Morata, James Rodriguez and Pepe over the summer had left the current squad lacking "experience". Playing at the Santiago Bernabeu, Dortmund have never defeated Real, while the Los Blancos have defeated Dortmund 4 times. I believe that he still deserves more time at the helm of Real Madrid. A win for Real Madrid would keep them at the 2nd position in the group, behind Tottenham Hotspurs.

There is no doubting Aubameyang's brilliance with the ball, but something is rotten in the state of Dortmund.