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Real Madrid confirm their recovery with a win over Viktoria Plzen

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  • Thu, 11/08/2018 - 14:18
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  • EFE

Real Madrid finished confirming that they are overcoming the crisis of results by visiting the Doosan Arena of the Czech Republic and beating Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League 0-5, the same team they suffered to beat by the minimum in Santiago Bernabeu during the Lopetegui era.

The white teams remains unbeaten under the orders of “acting” Santiago Solari, and have found the offensive forcefulness to take forward the three games they have played with the new coach.

The first minutes were for the Pilsen team, who had two clear chances in less than 10 minutes, but also saw Sergio Ramos's elbow in the face of Milan Havel leave them without an important piece in their scheme. To complete the picture, the Spanish defender did not receive the direct red card requested by the entire stadium.

In the 20th minute everything changed, with a very high quality goal from Karim Benzemá. Three minutes later, the meringues would sentence with a header from Casemiro after a corner kick taken by Toni Kroos.

From there, the domain of Real Madrid was absolute, on the pitch and on the scoreboard. In the 37, Benzemá would surpass the barrier of the 200 goals with the team when receiving a gift within the penalty area of ​​Gareth Bale, that also could score his three minutes later.

The close of the thrashing was already in the second half, in the 67th minute, when Toni Kroos received the prize of his good performance throughout the match and managed to find a ball that was delayed to pass it smoothly over the goalkeeper Hruska.

Solari's Real Madrid win again, they seems to have forgotten the bad luck of the Lopetegui version, and assumes the leadership of Group G of the Champions League with nine points, the same as the Roma, which they will visit in the next tournament date at the Olympic stadium in Rome.

More importantly, is that they have been strong, with four goals scored against Melilla in Copa del Rey, two against Valladolid in the league and now five against Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League; all of them without having conceded a goal to date

Solari's pulse has not trembled to make the changes he has considered, such as giving new impetus to Benzemá and Bale, who have responded to the confidence. Putting goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois as a starter in the Czech Republic and sending Modric, Asensio and Isco to the bench.

The changes have been translated into results and that has raised the spirits around the world, in fans, managers and even players, who are already starting to campaign so that Solari stays as coach at least until the end of the season.

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