WATCH: Toni Kroos scores to put Real Madrid into a 17th-minute lead against Internazionale

Real Madrid welcome Internazionale to the Santiago Bernabeu this evening in a heavyweight Champions League battle between two European giants.

First place of Group D is at stake – Madrid are two points clear of the Italians heading into the final game of the group phase. Both have already guaranteed their place in the last 16, but if Internazionale win they’ll sneak into first place.

Both sides are in good form domestically as well as continentally. Madrid are top of La Liga, eight points clear of second-placed Sevilla and looking to all intents and purposes like the league title belongs to them already. Internazionale are locked in a tight four-way title race also involving Milan, Napoli and Atalanta. They’re currently second in Serie A, a point behind Milan.

Madrid took the lead in the 17th minute through veteran German playmaker Toni Kroos. He struck from just outside the box with his left foot to beat the opposing goalkeeper at the far post.

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