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La Liga News: 8 December 2016; Real Madrid Denied First Place, Sevilla Advance

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Dortmund fight back in Madrid to claim top spot -
Borussia Dortmund came from two down to draw 2-2 with Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu and rubber-stamp top spot in Group F. The reigning champions knew only a victory would secure their progress as pool winners, and they looked on course to achieve that target when Karim Benzema earned a two-goal cushion with a strike in each half.

Real Madrid equal club record 34-game unbeaten run with Dortmund draw - ESPN FC
Real Madrid have equalled the 34-game club record of matches unbeaten with a 2-2 draw against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League. However, that result was not enough for Zinedine Zidane's side to qualify for the knockout stages of the competition as winners of Group F ahead of their German opponents.

Explained: Ronaldo's tax case and what it means for the Real Madrid forward -
"The best year of my life." That is how Cristiano Ronaldo recently described 2016 after winning the Champions League with Real Madrid, claiming the Euro 2016 title with Portugal and signing a new contract at the Santiago Bernabeu. All of a sudden, however, the news is not so good.

Revealed: How Cristiano Ronaldo 'cashed in £139,000 from Panini stickers' - LE BUZZ
As well as all the potentially very serious things Football Leaks has reported, Cristiano Ronaldo has been said to have raked in an astonishing £139,000 from Panini stickers last year. But rather than make the money from trading in classic ‘Got! Got! Need!’ fashion, Ronaldo reportedly did so by signing a thousand stickers.

Sevilla show mettle in Lyon stalemate -
With their fifth clean sheet in Group H away to Lyon, Sevilla achieved their objective for the first half of the season by qualifying for the UEFA Champions League knockout rounds for the first time since 2010. Lyon now continue their European campaign in the UEFA Europa League, partly because Corentin Tolisso and Mathieu Valbuena put efforts onto the bar in the first half rather than hitting the net.

Sevilla's Timothee Kolodziejczak wants move to 'another league' - ESPN FC
Timothee Kolodziejczak has told Le Progres he is poised to leave Sevilla and potentially move to the Premier League or Bundesliga. Kolodziejczak, 25, has found himself largely confined to the bench following the summer arrival of new Sevilla boss, Jorge Sampaoli after being a regular under former manager Unai Emery.

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