“We kept a clean sheet, and now we just have to go Brugge and get a victory – and then hope that Leicester do their job and beat Porto,” said Copenhagen’s Swedish international Erik Johansson after last month’s 0-0 home draw against Porto. Copenhagen, unbeaten domestically this term, stretched their lead in Denmark to 11 points on Saturday after securing an eighth successive win with a 1-0 defeat of Randers. – Lyon plot Sevilla scalp – Three-time reigning Europa League champions Sevilla are favourites to advance alongside Juventus in Group H, with Lyon needing to beat the Spaniards by at least two goals at Parc OL. Lyon’s preparations were overshadowed by the ugly scenes that prompted Saturday’s game at Metz to be called off after just 31 minutes with goalkeeper Anthony Lopes targeted by firecrackers thrown by home supporters. The Portugal international, 26, was taken to hospital after suffering “traumatic hearing loss” in both ears but is expected to make a full recovery with no lasting damage. His status for Wednesday’s fixture is very much in doubt, but Lyon will draw encouragement knowing Sevilla — without manager Jorge Sampaoli due to a touchline ban — have lost on all three previous trips to France. Sevilla’s troubles away from home resurfaced in a 2-1 defeat at Granada over the weekend, with captain Vicente Iborra lamenting a sub-par performance. http://mariowelte.de/medicalinterviewcourse77084“It’s clear it wasn’t our best match and you pay for that,” said Iborra. “I think we were a bit distracted by the Lyon game and now that we’re here we must make the most of it and achieve qualification.” Sevilla may welcome back Samir Nasri from injury, while Juventus, a point clear at the top, will be expected to cement first place with group makeweights Dinamo Zagreb rounding out their fruitless campaign in Turin. click for more infoDortmund are one shy of the 20-goal group stage record — achieved by three sides including Manchester United’s treble-winning side in 1998-99 as well as the Real team that landed ‘La Decima’ in 2014 — ahead of their visit to the Santiago Bernabeu.
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