Real Madrid vs Melilla: how and where to watch

Real Madrid vs Melilla: how and where to watch

Solari made as many as 10 changes from the team that defeated Valencia 2-0 to return to winning ways in La Liga after losing 0-3 to Eibar in their previous fixture.

Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari has named a new player to captain Los Blancos against Melilla in the Copa del Rey clash against Melilla on Thursday evening.

The home team started as they meant to go, pressing Melilla, who looked exhausted from the first minute, lacking the energy to keep up with Madrid's frantic attacking, and Marco Asensio rediscovered his golden touch against the minnows, scoring twice and laying on a attractive assist for Javi Sanchez, who took his attempt like the very best of #9's around.

After the interval, Isco joined Asensio in hitting a double - netting either side of Vinicius Junior getting in on the act, with Isco's first a sublime strike from 25 yards that drew warm applause from Solari. "We're all very happy with his prize".

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Solari gave little away in terms of team selection, but Castilla players Javi Sanchez, Fidalgo and Cristo have been included in his squad. I got very sad because he failed to score before the break what could have been a great goal.

At time of writing, Real are four goals to the good (8-0 on aggregate) against their tiny Segunda Division B opponents with an hour or so played.

Real Madrid are now fifth in the La Liga table, five points adrift of leaders Barcelona.

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