Real Madrid defender, Achraf Hakimi has revealed that the club's players still do not know exactly why former boss, Zinedine Zidane left the Spanish capital club. "We played a very serious game from start to finish, you can not win 5-0 in the Champions League without that".
In temporary coach Santiago Solari's first Champions League game in charge Real began slowly but were out of sight before halftime after a clinical masterclass of finishing.
Following the expected sacking of manager Julen Lopetegui, Solari has successfully guided Real Madrid to back-to-back wins in the last week. Los Blancos defeated Melilla 4-0 on the road in the first leg of their Copa del Rey tie on Wednesday and then followed that up with a 2-0 win against Real Valladolid on Saturday at the Bernabeu in La Liga action. "We have the players here to score lots of goals and that's what we did".
Madrid again started the game less than fully focused, which was a feature of the ill-fated start to the season under previous coach Julen Lopetegui. All matches are different, you have to continue working with humility, sacrifice and ambition for your objectives and think about the next game.
That was most evident for Casemiro's header, and the midfielder said: "It was an important night for us". Sometimes people don't really understand what I do on the pitch.
"I don't see a coach coming for one or two months, so for me Solari has to stay until the end of the season at least.
Real Madrid is the most demanding club in the world and you always have to win here". "If things are going well, why not give him a chance?" "We live in permanent crisis all the time, even when we are winning the Champions League".
Viktoria, who are now winless in 10 Champions League matches, attempted to make a good fist of it as Jan Kopic and Hrosovsky both got away shots in the opening 10 minutes of the second half that Thibaut Courtois - preferred to Keylor Navas here - had to deal with.