Benzema scores brace as Real Madrid thrash Viktoria Plzen

Dani Carvajal and Julen Lopetegui

The 52-year-old manager's time at the Los Blancos side was already counted when his team travelled to the Nou Camp for the Clasico against longstanding rivals Barcelona.

That was Real's fifth defeat in seven matches in all competitions and proved the final straw as former Spain boss Lopetegui was cut loose after just 14 games in charge.

Real Madrid took the last contest between the two, winning 2-1 thanks to goals from Karim Benzema and Marcelo.

"For me he is the best coach I have ever had but unfortunately he didn't have that little bit of luck when he was with us", Carvajal said, as quoted by AS.

Real Madrid fans were left confused by the comments, stating that Carvajal has forgotten about Zinedine Zidane, under whom he won three UEFA Champions League titles.

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"I share his way of seeing football, his way of managing a group and his way of being with the players".

Real sits atop the group with Roma, as both have six points, and the Spanish giants will look to continue its positive momentum under interim manager Santiago Solari.

"I said it before he was Real Madrid coach and I'll say it again now that he's gone".

The Los Blancos side now stand at sixth place in the La Liga table with 17 points.

The right-back is not available for Real's trip to the Czech Republic to face Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League on Wednesday.

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