Published: Sat, December 08, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Real Madrid names new captain ahead of the against Melilla

Real Madrid names new captain ahead of the against Melilla

Despite Los Blancos' 4-0 away victory in the first leg of round of 32 Copa del Rey against Melilla, the Argentine coach stressed that his club must not underestimate the upcoming opponent.

The only big omission from the squad is defender Jesus Vallejo, who has struggled with injury since joining the club last season.

Goalkeepers: Thibaut Courtois, Keylor Navas and Kiko Casilla.

Odriozola started in his natural right-back slot, while Carvajal was asked to play as an inverted fullback on the left flank. But there could be an arrangement for both parties; after all, Isco will barely play under Solari and unless his attitude changes dramatically, he won't be back with the first team any time soon.

Midfielder Isco then extended the advantage three minutes into the second half, netting his first since September previous year, while Vinicius Jr. scored his maiden goal for the Spanish giants as Madrid strolled into the next round easily.

The second half saw Llorente and Carvajal taken off in place of Ceballos and Garcia, and Ceballos had an instant impact, setting up the night's captain, who smashed a attractive effort into the top corner in very Isco-esque manner to make it four.

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This wasn't the only decision he has made since taking over with the aim of protecting his squad.

Isco scored a couple of goals that day.

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The fan wrote: "Solari celebrating Isco's goal", alongside a picture of a tearful face with a happy mask on top.

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