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Real Madrid defeat Viktoria Plzen to end their worst run of form in years

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The Spanish giants Real Madrid earned their second win in Group G of the 2018 UEFA Champions League after beating Viktoria Plzen 2-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday night.

 

Goals from French star Karim Benzema and Brazilian left back, Marcelo gave Los Blancos three points, but only after the holders were made to sweat when Plzen got one back with 12 minutes remaining through Patrik Hrosovsky.

 

Real held on, though, to offer at least a temporary reprieve to under fire manager Julen Lopetegui before Sunday’s Clasico against bitter rivals Barcelona.

 

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With Real Madrid looking to overhaul their defense, Vazquez wasn’t helped by centre-back Nacho’s lack of pace. The 28-year-old appeared nearly as plodding as the man next to him, 32-year-old skipper Sergio Ramos.

 

The latter is ageing, as is 30-year-old Marcelo. It’s time for Real to invest in some new defenders, preferably modern athletes with the pace and aggression to restore a firm foundation behind the midfield and forward lines.

 

Even as unconvincing as it might have been, karim Benzema moves to outright forth on the champions league goal chats.

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