Easy for Real Madrid in Spanish Copa del Rey

Easy for Real Madrid in Spanish Copa del Rey

In the UEFA Champions League, he took the field for only 17 minutes against Viktoria Plzen, and was dropped out of the squad for the Roma clash in the continental elite club tourney.

Real Madrid head coach Santiago Solari has told his players to forget about the FIFA Club World Cup after seeing them crush minnows Melilla to secure a seventh win in eight games.

Melilla, a tiny Spanish autonomous enclave in north Africa, managed to give their travelling supporters something to celebrate when striker Yacine Qasmi smashed a penalty beyond Navas in the 81st minute.

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"I'm very happy for Isco, I was very sorry that he missed the one played in the first half, because it would have been a great goal", he told reporters.

Marco Asensio, who has struggled for form this season, scored twice, and Isco, who was making his first start since Solari replaced Julen Lopetegui, also scored two excellent goals, while Vinicius Jr and Javi Sanchez also got their names on the scoresheet.

He said in his post-match press conference: "There's no time to think about it - we are not even sure who is in". Melilla are very good, the leader of Segunda B.

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He took big strides, controlled the play and commanded the young Madrid team, and performed well alongside the other star men Vinicius Junior and Asensio.

Los Blancos have struggled in 2018/19 and now sit in fifth place, though they are starting to close the gap on the leaders following a crucial victory over Valencia.

Real Madrid, meanwhile, resume their league campaign this weekend against Huesca before facing CSKA Moscow in the Champions League.

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