Real Madrid are a game away from being eliminated from the Champions League after their 2-0 defeat by Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday. They are third in the group with seven points, the same as second place Shakhtar, who have a better head to head.
The leaders are Borussia Monchengladbach, who have eight points and face Inter Milan tonight. The Italians are bottom on two points and can only go through if they win tonight.
If Gladbach beat inter then they will have 11 points and first place wrapped up. They face Madrid in the last game, who would then need to win and hope Shakhtar don’t beat Inter. That would put Madrid into the Europa League.
If Gladbach and Inter draw, Madrid would be fine with a win over the Germans in the last game, regardless of the other result.
An Inter win also opens the door to Madrid being knocked out. The Italians would need to win and Madrid lose.