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Out to close out stage as group winners

PREVIEW. 07/12/2021

Real Madrid host Inter in the final matchday of the Champions League group stage (9pm CET).

Thirteen days on from having booked a place in the last 16 following victory over Sheriff and currently riding an eight-game winning streak, the time has come for Real Madrid to sign off their Champions League group-stage campaign in style. Tonight sees the Whites welcome Inter Milan to the Santiago Bernabéu in a contest that will decide which of the two sides progresses as group winners (9pm CET).

In the Champions League opener, our team secured the spoils at the San Siro courtesy of a last-ditch Rodrygo strike. The two teams have both qualified for the next round and the brief couldn't be any clearer: win to seal top spot.

Video.Out to close out stage as group winners

“Our quality and commitment have been key to our good run”, commented Carlo Ancelotti in his pre-match press conference ahead of the game, which will be refereed by German official Felix Brych. One of the players to feature in the Italian's squad list is Casemiro, who also addressed the media and commented that: “We're playing for top spot and have to be approach the game in a relaxed frame of mind”.

Decisive encounter
This match-up has got all of the ingredients to be a terrific contest, with both Real Madrid and Inter heading into the showdown in fine form. The Italians are unbeaten in their last 11 and have prevailed in each of their last five outings, the last of which came at the weekend, when the Milan outfit claimed a 3-0 away success over Roma at the Olympic Stadium. Edin Džeko tops the scoring charts for Simone Inzaghi's side with 11 strikes across all competitons.