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Real Madrid's Casemiro jumps for a high ball during the Champions League, Group F match against Borrusia Dortmund at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid.

World Soccer's best images of the past week's matches in the final round of group games in the Champions League and Europa League.