Wednesday, December 07, 2016

UEFA Champions League, Group H: Scoreless Draw On Road Sends Sevilla To Knockout Stage; Juve Blank Dinamo Zagreb; Lyon To Europa League

Two contests were played on Wednesday as action in Group H in the UEFA Champions League concluded.

At Decines-Charpieu, France:

Sevilla gained a 0-0 road draw with Lyon which clinched for them a berth in the knockout stage of the Champions League while the French club will settle for a Round-of-32 berth in the Europa League.  Mist was covering Lyon's home stadium prior to the contest.

Associated Press photo by Laurent Cipriani

At Turin, Italy:

Leonardo Bonucci scored the winning goal in the 84th minute as Juventus defeated visiting Dinamo Zagreb 2-0 to clinch top spot in Group H.  Here's Juve's Juan Cuadrado and Dinamo's Bojan Knezevic vying for the ball.

ANSA photo via Associated Press by Alessandro Di Marco

Final Group H Standings:

1. Juventus (GP: 6; GD: +9; PTS: 14)
2. Sevilla (GP: 6; GD: +4; PTS: 11)
3. Lyon (GP: 6; GD: +2; PTS: 8)
4. Dinamo Zagreb (GP: -15; PTS: 0)

Juventus and Sevilla advanced to the Champions League's knockout stage. Lyon qualified for the knockout stage of the Europa League.

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