Vinicius trumps Isco in Solari's starting plans — Real Madrid

Vinicius trumps Isco in Solari's starting plans — Real Madrid

Here are five talking points from the weekend's action.

Approaching the midway point in the Spanish La Liga football season, Real Madrid are in an unthinkable position.

Solari said there was a chance new signing Brahim Diaz could play against Leganes but it would depend upon whether he was registered on time after completing a 15-million-pound ($19.10 million) transfer from Manchester City on Sunday. It was an attempt to bat away crisis headlines, but it did not work. "His recovery will be monitored".

Willian Jose provided a fine assist for Ruben Pardo to score the winning goal for Real Sociedad in the 83rd minute for them to win the match 2-0. He denied Vinicius, Benzema and Luka Modric in quick succession.

Their goals-per-game ratio is 1.44 this season compared with 2.47 last season, and they're having less shots and shots on target per game, too.

OK Diario director Eduardo Inda says players have held a meeting where they urged him to play through the pain like Sergio Ramos and Marcelo.

"My great illusion is to play better away from home". Indeed, it seems that the only hopes will be on triumphing in Europe, as they have been doing for so many years.

Madrid won the equivalent league match between the sides this season; a convincing 4-1 win.

The surface was icy, creating slippery conditions that made things hard for both teams.

Vinicius trumps Isco in Solari's starting plans — Real Madrid
Vinicius trumps Isco in Solari's starting plans — Real Madrid

The club has reportedly been enraged by his performance as Montero failed to even consult VAR after Vinicius Junior was brought down in the box.

"I have to improve and assume more responsibility".

"We have to make sure that we have some of the best playing surfaces in the world".

Valencia slipped to 12th in La Liga, continuing a disappointing campaign.

"We can't keep cocking up like this in every game."

The technology has been in use in Spain's top flight since the start of this season.

Although goals have reappeared in the Solari era after the second longest drought in club history under his predecessor Julen Lopetegui, Madrid lack menace in attack.

"We are all human and we all make mistakes, but when you have the chance to look over the evidence again and you do not, it's hard to understand".

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