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Tanya Simon
November 8, 2018

Dani Carvajal has won three Champions Leagues with Zinedine Zidane but says the best coach he's had is sacked Julen Lopetegui.

Los Blancos narrowly escaped with a 2-1 victory against Plzen a few weeks ago on matchday 3 of the Champions League and will be looking to find a way to increase their goal scoring production and return to the form that has seen them win the last three editions of the Champions League. After that match, he must either be confirmed as Lopetegui's replacement until the end of the season at least or return to coaching Madrid's Castilla youth team.

Karim Benzema's first-half brace propelled Real Madrid to a 5-0 thrashing of Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League on Wednesday (Nov 7), putting the holders one win from the last 16 after a third straight victory under Santiago Solari. "The most important game is the next one and in the game at the weekend you have to focus all of our efforts".

"I want to give assists, play, score goals. what a striker does". "A 5-0 win in the Champions League - I can only be happy with that". All matches are different, you have to continue working with humility, sacrifice and ambition for your objectives and think about the next game.

Casemiro made it two shortly afterwards by nodding in a Toni Kroos corner, and Benzema headed home himself in the 37th minute after Gareth Bale had found him unmarked just yards out.

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Solari made it clear that goalkeeper Keylor Navas, who was relegated to the bench on Wednesday, has all his respect and admiration despite being replaced by Thibaut Courtois.

"We are facing up with Solari as coach of Madrid", Casemiro said.

"Julen is a great coach but we are with Solari now, and playing with more confidence", Benzema said.

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.

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