Real Madrid vs Viktoria Plzen : ulen Lopetegui is in serious danger of losing his job and will be looking to get things back on track with a win over Viktoria Plzen.Real Madrid are currently enduring a terrible stretch of form which has seen them go five matches. Real Madrid vs Viktoria Plzen Live.
Los Blancos are really feeling the void left in attack by Cristiano Ronaldo.The holders still have work to do in the competition following a 1-0 defeat at the hands of CSKA Moscow last time out.Plzen sit bottom of the group meaning Real Madrid are comfortable favourites to earn all three points at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Real Madrid will be looking for a positive result before heading to Camp Nou on Sunday for El Clasico, a game which they cannot afford to lose.A wretched run of results sees Lopetegui’s side placed seventh in the league table meaning a morale boosting performance is vital against the current Czech champions.The visitors were beaten 5-0 at Roma in their last Champions League outing.
Real Madrid will look to end its five-game winless streak when it faces Viktoria Plzen in Group G of the Champions League on Tuesday.
Real Madrid currently sits second in the group through two Champions League matches. Luka Modric & Co. got off to a hot start, beating Roma 3-0 on Sept. 19. But Real Madrid couldn’t find the net against CSKA Moscow on Oct. 2, losing 1-0 on a goal from Nikola Vlasic in the second minute, and it endured its worst goal drought in over three decades before finally scoring in a home league loss to Levante that has manager Julen Lopetegui firmly on the hot seat.
Viktoria Plzen enters Tuesday’s match looking for its first win in the Champions League this year. The Czech team tied CSKA Moscow on Sept. 19, but then suffered a blowout loss to Roma on Oct. 2, falling 5-0.
Karim Benzema headed stuttering triple European champions Real ahead early in the first half but they were fortunate not to concede an equaliser before the break as they leaked three glaring chances which the Czechs failed to capitalise on.
Real’s Brazilian left back Marcelo got the second goal with a dinked finish in the 55th-minute and they then missed a glut of chances to extend the lead, which was cut by an ice-cool finish from Plzen’s Patrik Hrosovsky in the 78th.
Real held on for a far-from convincing win which takes them joint top of Group G with Roma on six points after three games but failed to answer serious questions about their form ahead of Sunday’s ‘Clasico’ away to arch rivals Barcelona.The hosts are now sweating over the fitness of full-back Marcelo, who left the field having sustained what appeared to be an ankle injury.
It’s do or die for Julen Lopetegui’s Real Madrid. The Spanish manager could be sacked right after this match if Los Blancos don’t offer not only a win but also an impressive performance to gain momentum ahead of next Sunday’s El Clasico against Barcelona.
Viktoria Plzen are mediocre and Madrid should be considered the heavy favorites to win this one, but that same thing could be said about Alaves, Levante and CSKA Moscow and Los Blancos found a way to drop points in shocking fashion against them.
Real’s loss in Russia could make things tough for them if they don’t find a way to beat Viktoria Plzen tonight. They still have to visit Roma later in this group stage and that game could very well decide the winner of this group, so Madrid need to earn the three points at home against the weakest team in their group, no matter how poorly they’ve performed lately.