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Lopetegui on the brink as Madrid seek morale-boosting win over Plzen


Real Madrid's players may have offered a show of public support to Julen Lopetegui but fail to win at home against Viktoria Plzen on Tuesday and their words will mean very little. "Julen has the backing of the entire team," sbo333 (https://www.sbobetfan.com/sbo333/) Sergio Ramos said after Madrid's 2-1 loss to Levante on Saturday, their fourth defeat in five games and third in a row. "We are with him to the death," said Marcelo.

Three months into the season, there are few obvious alternatives if the club's president Florentino Perez decides to wield the axe. Santiago Solari, coach of Castilla, Real Madrid's B team, could take charge in the short-term sbobet 789 but the troubled search for a suitable coach in the summer would not appear much smoother now. Mauricio Pochettino, Jurgen Klopp and Max Allegri would all be near-impossible to sign mid-season, while Joachim Low is still attached to Germany.

Antonio Conte is out of work but there is an issue with the Italian's style of play, sbo333 not to mention any legal wranglings around his compensation package with Chelsea. Arsene Wenger would be fascinating but high-risk. For Lopetegui to call off the search, victory is surely essential at the Santiago Bernabeu against Plzen, the Czech team that have only won two Champions League matches in their history.

Then avoiding defeat to Barcelona, who will be without the injured Lionel Messi, could buy him a trio of theoretically kinder fixtures against Melilla in the Copa del Rey, sbobet 789 Real Valladolid in the league and sbo333 Plzen again in the Czech Republic.