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Record eight-time champions Al Ahly of Egypt, TP Mazembe of DR Congo, Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa and Casablanca clubs Raja and Wydad are potential threats.
"It is not easy and you have to fight with all you have. Sometimes we have more and sometimes less and the boys do that all the time, so I couldn't be more proud of what they did again. To get that result over the line is just impressive."
Many of Europe's biggest clubs can go into Christmas with something to cheer.
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With superstar LeBron James off to a slow start offensively, the Lakers still managed to take control with a 17-2 scoring run to close the first half and take a 63-51 lead at the break.
"Who cares about points in December? We just created a basis which we will work with from now on, that's all."
It comes six weeks after the revamped Davis Cup, which also has countries playing each other in a round-robin format, was held in Madrid.
If the 49ers (12-3) win, they'll clinch the NFC West title and earn the conference's No.1 seed for the playoffs, and the first-round bye that comes with it. If they lose, they'll be a wild-card team and start the playoffs on the road.
The signs are ominous for New Zealand with superstar Smith scoring centuries in his past four Tests in Melbourne, and a fifth looking likely.
Liverpool's opponents in the last-16 of the Champions League Atletico Madrid have had a chequered first half of the season but Diego Simeone's well drilled side proved once more this weekend they can be counted on to fight every inch of the pitch.
United are struggling in eighth place in the Premier League, seven points behind fourth-placed Chelsea despite recent morale-boosting wins against Tottenham and Manchester City.