Viktoria Plzen vs Real Madrid Live Stream & TV Channel UEFA Champions League 2018 Full HD
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With half of the Champions League group stage games done and dusted, matchday four brings a clearer shape to Europe’s top competition as the best pull ahead of the rest in the race to qualify for the knockout rounds.
In Group G though, it is still anybody’s guess as to who will make it into the last-16 as holders Real Madrid, Roma and CSKA Moscow all chase the top two spots.
Santiago Solari – taking charge of his first Champions League game – knows that a win will keep his Los Blancos side in prime position to progress but will be wary of opponents Viktoria Plzen
Who could throw themselves back into the race with a win themselves.
Having fallen just short in the 2-1 return fixture a fortnight ago
Pavel Vrba’s side will hope to go one better on home turf and claim a shock win – but does the might of Madrid offer too much for them to handle?
Plzen were rocked last week by the news that striker Michal Krmencik will be out for at least six months following a cruciate ligament injury.
His absence means that Jakub Reznicek is in line to start up front of the hosts, though Tomas Chory is another potential option.
Madrid caretaker Solari takes charge of his first Champions League encounter but may retain his predecessor’s choice of Keylor Navas in goal for the competition.
Jesus Vallejo, Dani Carvajal, Marcelo and Raphael Varane all remain sidelined.
With Julen Lopetegui’s tenure officially consigned to the history books following his disappointing start in charge of Real Madrid, the Champions League holders now must look to turn their season around and rediscover their form of old.
Their 2-1 victory at home to Viktoria Plzen just over a fortnight ago gave them their first win in six games across all competitions but proved to be the briefest of reprieves for Lopetegui before his dismissal.
Solari is the man who has been tasked with filling the position of manager on an interim basis and the 42-year-old – a member of the Madrid team who lifted the Champions League in 2002 against Bayer Leverkusen in Glasgow – will be keen to make his mark in charge.
Domestic victories against Melilla and Valladolid have given him a winning start but the trip to Plzen represents his toughest test yet.
Real Madrid XI: Navas; Odriozola, Nacho, Ramos, Reguilon; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Bale, Asensio, Benzema.
Viktoria Plzen XI: Hruska; Reznik, Hejda, Hubnik, Limbersky; Prochazka, Hrosovsky; Havel, Cermak, Petrzela; Reznicek.