Real Madrid host Melilla in what should be a fairly manageable game for Los Blancos, especially considering that they earned a 4-0 lead when they faced Melilla in the first leg. Solari has left most of his starters out of the squad list as this game will be a good opportunity for players like Jesus Vallejo, Mariano, Vinicius or even some academy players to perform and show they’re ready.
Resting the starters and finishing this game without any injuries has to be Madrid’s priority here. It’d be good for Los Blancos to keep gaining some momentum after the solid wins against Roma and Valencia, but it’s now time to take advantage of the big lead they have on aggregate.
This will be an early kick-off, so Real Madrid will be able to get some good rest after the game and complete Friday’s training session without any issues. The team will visit Huesca on Sunday.
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Time: 16:15 CEST, 10:15am EST, 07:15am Pacific.
Venue: Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain