Real Madrid are still fighting in two competitions this season but may miss out on silverware, putting some pressure on Zinedine Zidane.
Karim Benzema produced a moment of El Clasico magic as Lionel Messi drew another frustrating blank in the fixture.
Atletico Madrid were usurped at the summit of LaLiga by Real Madrid after Zinedine Zidane's men edged a pulsating El Clasico.
Toni Kroos set up Vinicius Junior's first goal against Liverpool with a stunning pass that won the admiration of his team-mate.
The brilliance of Toni Kroos is that his playmaking so often looks so simple. As Liverpool learned on Tuesday, stopping it is no easy task.
Sergio Ramos recovered from a knee injury in time to play for Spain but will now miss key Real Madrid matches with a calf problem.
Ketua jurulatih Jerman, Joachim Low telah mengetepikan pembicaraan mengenai pemain 'kelas dunia', Toni Kroos, yang akan mengundurkan diri daripada bola sepak antarabangsa selepas tamat Kejuaraan Eropah tahun ini.
Joachim Low is not ready to entertain thoughts of Toni Kroos retiring from international duty, while the Germany boss hailed Leroy Sane.
Toni Kroos will play no part in Germany's first three World Cup qualifiers after returning to Real Madrid with a minor injury issue.
Real Madrid will aim to prolong a strong record against Serie A sides, while Sergio Aguero is looking to score a special goal.