Published: Thu, November 08, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Plzen vs. Real Madrid live stream

Plzen vs. Real Madrid live stream

He added, "I said it before he arrived at Real Madrid, I'm still saying it now he´s gone, and I will keep saying it until I have a coach that's better than him".

Navas started Madrid's three European fixtures under previous boss Lopetegui but was among the substitutes for Wednesday's victory, which saw the reigning champions rise to the top of Group G, but Solari said he's made the choice to go with Courtois.

"We came into the game fully focused and it showed", Solari said.

"Today the players showed their quality - we saw some really attractive goals today".

The La Liga side can qualify for the knockout stages with a draw against Roma in their next game, should CSKA Moscow fail to beat Plzen. CSKA are third with four points, while Plzen sit at the bottom and are out of contention to progress.

By surpassing 200 goals for Madrid, Benzema became just the seventh player to reach the total in the club's history, joining names like Cristiano Ronaldo, Raul and Alfredo Di Stefano.

Casemiro doubled the lead three minutes later when the Brazilian outjumped his marker and headed home from a corner.

Things could have turned out much differently on the night as Real initially struggled in an unorthodox 4-3-3 formation that had Dani Ceballos - in for Luka Modric in one of two changes - fielded just behind Karim Benzema.

"On other days we created chances like tonight but didn't take them".

The run continued with a 5-0 win over Viktoria Plzen on Wednesday in the Champions League.

But any hopes Plzen harboured of a shock win were wiped out with two quickfire goals in the 21st and 23rd minutes.

Former Real midfielder Solari took over from the sacked Julen Lopetegui as interim coach on October 29, and has now seen his side score 11 times without reply following wins over Melilla and Real Valladolid.

Viktoria could not capitalise on the uncertainty in the Madrid ranks, though, coming closest to a breakthrough when Patrik Hrosovsky - on the scoresheet in the 2-1 loss at the Bernabeu a fortnight ago - sent in a powerful cross that hit Nacho Fernandez and came back off the crossbar. Once they play with this seriousness, commitment and wanting to score.

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