Match Report Viktoria Plzen 0 – Real Madrid 5: Los Blancos Recover...

Match Report Viktoria Plzen 0 – Real Madrid 5: Los Blancos Recover the Confidence


Real Madrid thrashed Viktoria Plzen (0-5) and recover the confidence in the fourth game of the Champions League group stage. Los Blancos had the chance even to score many more goal in an important match to get improving. Kroos and Benzema lead the team in Czech Republic.

Santiago Hernán Solari made many changes in his debut in the Champions League. Actually it was a shocking line up with Modric, Asensio or Isco on the bench, together with Keylor Navas, who played all the other games in Europe this season. And Real Madrid started the game completely asleep. The Czech team had the control and arrived to Courtoiś goal and they could even scored in the 8th minute but the ball hit the bar after Nacho’s touch.

Luckily, the pressure went down and Real Madrid started feeling more comfortable. In the 20th minute, Benzema dribbled three players and scored a great goal to open the scoreboard. Just two minutes later, Casemiro found also the net thanks to a header from a corner kick. Everything was more clear now. The game was finished even before the half time when Benzema found again the net with a header. Superb first half for the Frenchman. Bale wanted to join the party and the Welshman could also scored in the 39th minute. Finally, goals were arriving.

In the second half there was time for some rest. Sergio Ramos and Benzema left their spot to Javi Sánchez and Vinicius, two youngsters from Castilla. People wanted to see Vinicius and the Brazilian assisted to Toni Kroos in the fifth goal, in the 66th minute. Until the end of the game, we only saw some details from Vinicius and Bale hit the bar in the very last minute, but the match was over in the first 45 minutes. Los Blancos will fight for the first position of the group in the last clash, against Roma at Olímpico.