Asensio masterclass put Madrid in command at the interval

Asensio masterclass put Madrid in command at the interval

The two sides meet again at the Bernabeu Stadium on Thursday and Solari has since been appointed as Julen Lopetegui's permanent replacement. He scored two goals. Scroll down for predictions, betting tips and odds, TV channel, head to head history and live stream information.

"I'm happy for what the veterans did, the youngsters of the first-team squad and the homegrown players who debuted".

Gareth Bale is also available despite being withdrawn after an hour against Valencia.

However, Solari is expected to be on top of his game, to ensure the Los Blancos improve on their fifth spot before the turn of the year.

The pair are likely to start alongside Ballon d'Or victor Luka Modric in the midfield trio on Sunday.

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Also making his first appearance since returning from injury was Jesus Vallejo, who played alongside youngster, Javi Sanchez, at the heart of the Madrid defense.

Real Madrid are just five points adrift of Barcelona in the Spanish topflight.

"It comes in a period of maturity in his career, which makes it even nicer because he appreciates it's true value". It seems to me that at that age it's more lovely because he can truly value it.

Arsenal and Chelsea have joined a handful of European giants in the hopes of signing Real Madrid midfielder Isco during the January transfer window, according to reports.

Vinicius scored his first goal at Bernabeu against the Segunda division team, he was happy to have scored at home for the first time and he went on to celebrate the goal with a typical Brazilian dance step to show his delight.

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