Real Madrid celebrated finally a victory (0-4) in their first game in Copa del Rey this season against Melilla, right now in the third division of the Spanish football (Segunda B). Santiago Hernán Solari made his debut as a coach with a good image after only one win in the last 7 games for Lopeteguii. Besides, some players took their opportunity and showed their quality.
It was the case of Vinicius Junior and Álvaro Odriozola, two of the most important signings this season that Lopetegui didn’t include in their plans. Solari gave them the chance to shine and they make the most of it. The Brazilian player was the best player of the game, assisting, dribbling and showing his quality. The right back scored his first goal with Real Madrid and gave two assists. Someone cannot understand why Lopetegui didn’t use him at Camp Nou while Carvajal was injured.
The first line-up with Solari had many changes but he had to include few important players because the squad is quite short this year. For instance, Sergio Ramos or Karim Benzema played from the start, even if the rival was a team from third category. Marcos Llorente, Reguilón or Dani Ceballos had also some minutes to enjoy.
Luckily, it was an easy game for Los Blancos. They got a victory on the road after two months… Odriozola ran the right wing and he assisted Karim Benzema, who tapped the ball in to score the first goal on the game in the 30th minute. Marco Asensio also found the net just before the half time.
In the second time, Solari made some changes but Vinicius kept playing very well and he was the main protagonist in the third goal, this time scored by Odriozola. The right back assisted to the youngster Cristo to close the scoreboard in the very last minute of the game.
Real Madrid can smile again but this weekend there will be another test against Valladolld. Meanwhile, Florentino is looking for a coach to take over Solari’s job, who seems more able to do the tasks than Lopetegui. The worst things have passed.