Dani Carvajal: Julen Lopetegui is the best coach I’ve ever had


"When I go out on the field I don't just want to score goals", he said after the match.

Dani Carvajal, who's worked under the likes of Carlo Ancelotti, Vicente del Bosque, Rafa Benítez, Zinedine Zidane and Luis Enrique has described former Real coach Julen Lopetegui as his "best coach".

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.

However, since scoring two goals against Leganes on September 1, Karim has had just one goal other than the two he scored today. We came into the game fully focused and it showed. CSKA are third with four points, while Plzen sit at the bottom and are out of contention to progress.

Benzema opened the scoring in the 20th minute when he beat two defenders before slipping a shot through the legs of Plzen goalkeeper Ales Hruska to claim his 200th goal for Real.

Benzema doubled his tally and set up Gareth Bale in the space of 144 seconds towards the end of the first half, and Toni Kroos floated a attractive 67th-minute chip home to wrap up the win and leave Plzen playing exclusively for third place.

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"It was an important night for us", Casemiro said.

Real Madrid thrashed Viktoria Plzen 5-0 in the Czech Republic on Wednesday night.

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

Santiago Solari doesn't believe he's responsible for Real Madrid's remarkable turnaround in his three games in charge and credited his players' "desire to score" as the main reason behind three wins on the bounce.

It was a player with far more experience on the continental stage who added Real's fifth, with Kroos curling the ball into the top corner after being teed up by substitute forward Vinicius Junior.

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.