Los Blancos entered the match having lost four of their last five in all competitions, but a goal in either half proved enough for the European champions to triumph despite the visitors registering late on.
Read how it all unfolded in Sports Mole's minute-by-minute live commentary of the action below.
REAL MADRID (4-3-3): Navas; Lucas, Ramos, Nacho, Marcelo; Modric, Kroos, Casemiro; Bale, Benzema, Isco
VIKTORIA PLZEN (4-2-3-1): Hruska; Reznik, Hejda, Hubnik, Limbersky; Hrosovsky, Prochazka; Havel, Cermak, Petrzela; Krmencik
Real Madrid are not exactly in the best of form, but this is a nice game for the European champions as they attempt to return to winning ways. We fancy Lopetegui's side to put three points on the board for the first time in more than one month. Kickoff at the Bernabeu is next.