El Clasico: Alba hopes Lopetegui keeps Real Madrid job

Julen Lopetegui's Real Madrid have lost their last three games

It's fair to say the Belgian was a shadow of his former self, but Conte's eventual departure meant Chelsea were able to persuade the Real Madrid-bound Hazard to stay, for now at least, and the Belgian has since flourished under new boss Sarri.

Defender Dani Carvajal remains the only absentee as struggling Real Madrid aim for their first win in six games when they take on Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Los Blancos are now lying seventh in La Liga after winning just four matches in nine games, losing three and drawing two.

Meanwhile, midfielder Dani Ceballos misses out on the squad, amid reports Lopetegui had been unhappy with the Spain international's attitude in Saturday's 2-1 defeat at home to Levante.

Isco dismissed renewed talk of Ronaldo's importance to Madrid amid the club's slump following five matches without a win.

Mourinho appeared to be less than amused by the questions directed at him ahead his side's Champions League game against Juventus on Tuesday night, as he side-stepped questions on Paul Pogba and Cristiano Ronaldo and urged reporters to change their approach.

"All I am thinking about at the moment is Manchester United".

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Real resume their Champions League campaign - where they lost to CSKA Moscow last time out - against the Czech outfit, and Lopetegui is insistent he will still be in a job.

"The controversy that you want to create in the dressing room is not there".

"In my view we have a game tomorrow that we are looking forward to and we will go about it with total commitement and drive".

He's one of the best players of all time.

Lopetegui only replaced Zidane as Real boss in July, news of his appointment prompting the Spanish football federation to sack him as manager of the national team on the eve of the World Cup finals.

Benzema is the one who has gone the longest without scoring, as he hasn't netted in eight matches, a personal goal drought of nine hours and 13 minutes.

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