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Zinedine Zidane doesn't want to play one team in the Champions League

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Real Madrid's 2-2 draw with Borussia Dortmund has left them in the unusual position of runners-up in Group F.

Finishing second in a Champions League group is not something Los Blancos will be too familiar with, but they'll know how it works - they've now got to face one of the sides who finished top.

As they can't play another La Liga team at this stage, Real could be facing any one of Juventus, Arsenal, Napoli, Leicester or Monaco.

If you ask any Arsenal fan, they'll promise you that with their luck, they're already booking their flights to the Spanish capital.

As for Zinedine Zidane, he must be praying that he's landed with either Leicester or Monaco, but it seems he wouldn't be too worried by the prospect of meeting Arsene Wenger's Gunners.

Instead, there's one team he definitely doesn't want to come out of the hat.

"I don't want Juventus for a couple of reasons," he said, per Marca.

"But we'll find out who we get on Monday and there's nothing I can do.

"I wanted to finish first and we did all we could to finish first."

Out of Zidane's hands

Zizou would obviously have mixed emotions if his current side were drawn against his former club, whom he played for between 1996 and 2001.

It's more likely that he wants to avoid the Old Lady because of their prestige in the competition - Juve have won the European Cup twice, which might pale in comparison to Real's 11, but they're still arguably the hardest team Madrid could face.

Yet, Zidane's men will only have themselves to blame if they do end up with the Serie A champions.

Had they not let a two-goal lead slip against BVB, they would be eagerly anticipating a draw against the runners-up.

Regardless of who they play, Cristiano Ronaldo and co are still going to be among the favourites to win their second Champions League in a row, but they're not making it easy for themselves.

Who would you like to see face each other in the draw? Let us know in the comments. 

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