Real Madrid interim coach Santi Solari said his players deserved all the praise after Wednesday's 5-0 Champions League Group A win at Viktoria Plzen, with several on the squad saying Solari should be have the job until at least the end of the season. The match starts at 20:00 on 7 November 2018.
The result keeps the Champions League winners in each of the last three seasons on course to make the last-16 of this year's competition, while Solari is now the first Madrid manager since the 1950s to win each of his first three games in charge, while keeping three clean sheets.
"We came into the game fully focused and it showed", Solari said.
The French striker took the ball past one player and then dragged it past another before slotting it through the legs of Ales Hruska for his 200th goal in the famous white strip.More news: Democrat Gillum concedes in close Florida governor's race
Real Madrid took the last contest between the two, winning 2-1 thanks to goals from Karim Benzema and Marcelo.
"But it doesn't bother me anymore because I'm 30 years old, I have children and I don't think about these things".
An unmarked Benzema notched his second goal in the 37th minute with a redirected header assisted by Gareth Bale to give Real a 3-0 lead and Benzema returned the favour minutes later when he flicked on a cross for Bale to sweep home a volley.
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MF Casemiro, 6 - Another game in which the holding midfielder's aerial threat at set-pieces was more useful to his team than his covering of opposition counter-attacks.
Navas has made it very clear that he will not leave Real Madrid and provide lethal competition to Courtois for a place in between the sticks.
Plzen, the reigning Czech champions, had two attempts on goal from long range in the second half, but Jan Kopic saw his effort stopped by Courtois and Patrik Hrosovsky, who scored for Plzen in their 2-1 loss in Madrid in October, fired wide.More news: Elon Musk to Develop a 'Futuristic, Blade Runner Pickup Truck'