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Viktoria Plzeň V Real Madrid - As it happened.

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Confirmed lineups for both sides. BeSoccer

Viktoria Plzeň V Real Madrid - As it happened.

Andrew McAlister by Andrew McAlister @rfutbol - 0 6,625

Join us for live updates from tonight's Champions League clash between Viktoria Plzeň and Real Madrid at the Doosan Arena.

FULL-TIME. Real Madrid come away with the three points after what was a very one-sided affair. Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale, Casemiro and Toni Kroos with the goals as Solari has his side back at their very best.
OFF THE POST! Gareth Bale strikes the post with a classy curling effort.
Three minutes of time added on here...
Vinicius is looking for his first 'merengue' goal, and tonight could be the opportunity for him to break his drought.
Plzen make another change as Chory makes way for Reznicek.
The tempo has slowed completely.
This has now become a question of 'How many?' for Solari's side.
GOAL! REAL MADRID! KROOS! 0-5! Real Madrid add another, and it's the best of the lot. Vinicius sprints forward on the counter-attack before playing in Kroos with his back to goal. The German chips the keeper on the turn - a fantastic effort!
Madrid also make a substitution as Vinicius enters the fray in place of Benzema.
The Czech outfit make a change as Cermak is replaced by Horava.
Plzen look utterly deflated now, and will be wanting the final whistle to come sooner rather than later.
Viktoria break forward on the counter and Hopic strikes well, though Courtois tips the ball over the crossbar for a corner.
Lucas Vazquez tries his luck from distance, but his effort flies wide of Hruska's goal.
Plzen get us back underway!
HALF-TIME. Real Madrid are back to their dominant best, while Plzen look deflated here at the Doosan Arena.
Plzen looking for a goal to get themselves back into the game, though a four-goal deficit will prove an almighty task.
GOAL! REAL MADRID! BALE! 0-4! The Welshman gets on the scoresheet himself, as Vazquez plays in Reguilón whose cross finds Bale to slot home on his left foot.
GOAL! REAL MADRID! BENZEMA! 0-3! The Frenchman adds his second of the night as Gareth Bale heads a cross back towards him, and Benzema converts with his head from close range!
Plzen press and Havel has the chance to strike from the middle of the area after a cutback, but somehow misses the ball entirely!
Ramos heads wide once more. Madrid looking for more goals!
GOAL! REAL MADRID! CASEMIRO! 0-2! Two in three minutes! Kroos swings a corner into the area and Casemiro rises highest to meet it, converting past Hruska.
GOAL! REAL MADRID! BENZEMA! 0-1! Fantastic solo effort from the Frenchman, who turns the Plzen defence inside-out before slotting past Hruska. What a goal for his 200th for Real!
'Los Blancos' looking more sharp going forward now. There are goals in this.
Chance for Madrid, but Benzema's header flies high and wide after getting on the end of a tempting cross.
Madrid are dominating possession now, though are struggling to carve out an opportunity with Plzen piling defenders in their area.
Havel is down for Plzen after seemingly being elbowed by Sergio Ramos.
Chance for Plzen as Chory cuts inside onto his left foot and the shot deflects past the far post.
CROSSBAR! Plzen hit the bar as the ball cannons around in the Madrid area. Seconds later, there is a penalty shout as Chory is brought down in the 'merengue' area. The referee waves play on.
Corner to Plzen as Chory's cross is blocked.
'Los Blancos' are starting to put passes together and boss possession.
Free kick to Real after a foul on Dani Ceballos.
Plzen have started the brighter team - some neat play around the edge of the Madrid area allows them to get a shot away, before Ramos gets a foot in.
The referee gets the game underway!
Training is well-and-truly underway...
Just over 20 minutes until kick off here in Pilsen.
With Roma currently leading in Moscow, Group B is looking different. Roma lead on nine points, followed by Madrid on six. CSKA sit third on four points, while Plzen are last on one. Both sides will be needing a win tonight.
Santiago Solari: "This competition has always been very nice for us. When the anthem is played, we get excited and I'm happy that I get to lead a Champions League match tomorrow. We won two difficult matches that we managed to get through, but tomorrow we will have to do the same to continue improving."
A few quotes from the managers ahead of the game... Plzen boss Pavel Vrba: "I know what we're capable of. And I hope the players found that out as well in our first match. But of course we know who will stand against us"
Real Madrid: Courtois, Odriozola, Ramos, Nacho, Reguilón, Casemiro, Kroos, Ceballos, Vazquez, Benzema, Bale.
Tonight's lineups are in! Plzen: Hruska, Reznik, Hejda, Hubnik, Limbersky, Hrosovsky, Prochazka, Havel, Cermak, Kopic, Chory.
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of tonight's Champions League clash between Real Madrid and Viktoria Plzen at the Doosan Arena.
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