Real Madrid lock horns with Inter Milan at the Santiago Bernabeu as both teams will look to go top of Group D in the Champions League.
REAL MADRID RESULTS, STATS, SQUAD
Real Madrid made it eight straight wins in all competitions on Saturday, as they recorded a 2-0 victory over Real Sociedad in La Liga. They have managed 12 wins, three draws and one defeat from 16 league matches sit top of the La Liga table with 39 points. Carlo Ancelotti’s side sits at the top of Group D with 12 points from their five matches and would claim the first position in the group if they avoid defeat on Tuesday, but a loss would see them drop down to second and potentially hand them a more difficult tie in the last-16 stage of the competition. Dani Ceballos and Gareth Bale remain unavailable for selection. In-form striker Karim Benzema was forced off with a hamstring injury in the 16th minute of the last match and is a major doubt.
INTER MILAN RESULTS, STATS, SQUAD
Inter Milan will enter Tuesday’s contest on an excellent winning run, having been victorious in each of their last five games in all competitions, including a 3-0 demolition at Roma in Serie A on Saturday. The Italian champions are now second in Serie A just one point behind rivals AC Milan. Their 2-0 home success over Shakhtar in their last champions league outing allowed them to book their spot in the last-16 stage of the Champions League for the first time since the 2011-12 season. Inter Milan has only won six of their last 21 matches in the champions league. Joaquin Correa, Aleksandar Kolarov, Andrea Ranocchia, Matteo Darmian, and Stefan de Vrij are ruled out with injuries.
REAL MADRID VS INTER MILAN STATS, ODDS, PREDICTION
Real Madrid has won nine of their last ten matches. Defensively, they have been solid conceding just five goals in their last ten games. Inter Milan has only won six of their last 21 matches in the champions league. They are curently unbeaten in their last 11 games in all competitions. Given Karim Benzema’s injury and having kept four consecutive cean sheets, Simone Inzaghi’s defence stand a chance against Madrid’s attack.
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