Benzema scores brace as Real Madrid thrash Viktoria Plzen

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REAL MADRID Carvajal"Lopetegui is the best coach I've ever had DANI SANCHEZ DIARIO AS

Real Madrid fans were left confused by the comments, stating that Carvajal has forgotten about Zinedine Zidane, under whom he won three UEFA Champions League titles. If Solari can continue his winning start into that match, it will be tough to see past Madrid getting what they need to finish top.

Karim Benzema scored his 200th Real Madrid goal in a 5-0 Champions League rout of Viktoria Plzen at the Doosan Arena on Wednesday.

"I want to give assists, play, score goals. what a striker does. The most important game is the next one and in the game at the weekend you have to focus all of our efforts". "Football is about the present and it's the next game that matters", he said, with a trip to Celta Vigo on Sunday next up for Real.

Since Solari took charge Real Madrid have not conceded a goal in two games. I'm very happy but this was all about the players - we have some brilliant players here who have no limits.

"I can just think about the next game", he said.

"He is a great coach, we now have more confidence and we are going to compete".

In fact, not since Luis Carniglia in 1957 has a Madrid manager started with three straight clean sheets in three straight wins.

Viktoria, who are now winless in 10 Champions League matches, attempted to make a good fist of it as Jan Kopic and Hrosovsky both got away shots in the opening 10 minutes of the second half that Thibaut Courtois - preferred to Keylor Navas here - had to deal with.

The Czech team tied CSKA Moscow on September 19, but then suffered a blowout loss to Roma on October 2, falling 5-0, before defeat at the Bernabeu.

Two weeks on from stuttering to a 2-1 win against the same opponents, the reigning European champions made light work of this fourth Group G outing, earning a comfortable win that takes them above Roma at the top.

Real Madrid signed Thibaut Courtois from Chelsea in the summer after the Belgium worldwide had a sensational World Cup in Russian Federation with his national team.

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