Solari: Bale, Marcelo And Asensio "Still Important" To Real Madrid

Elena Summers
March 2, 2019

The manager praised Luis Suarez's performance.

The Catalans go into that game with a seven-point lead over second place Atletico at the top of the table and a nine-point gap between them and Los Blancos. "We didn't score when we had our chances and there's nothing more to add about it".

Madrid, who were also beaten 3-0 by Barca at the Bernabeu in La Liga last season and were thrashed 5-1 by their rivals back in October, lost their heads after that chance and there was no coming back following Varane's own goal.

The Spain global has not been named in a matchday squad by Madrid since the first leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final with Barca on February 6, a 1-1 draw in which he was an unused substitute.

I know it seems hard to say in view of the result, but there were things that we did really well.

Barca and Madrid meet again on Saturday in the league.

Midfielder Isco is available after recovering from a back injury, but the Spain worldwide is yet to start a league game since Solari's appointment as boss in November.

Football fans in the United Kingdom have been handed a treat with the news that they will now be able to watch La Liga games on TV for free. "But it was a complicated match and they're not that far behind us [in the league]".

"We had chances in the first half but also in the second too when the score was 1-0".

Barca coach Ernesto Valverde attempted to neutralise the threat of Vinicius by deploying right-sided defenders Sergi Roberto and Nelson Semedo to protect the left flank but the Brazilian was still the most risky player in the first half. "It's down to him and to those of us around him to make sure he improves in every way he can".

"We've got the league game here as well and we know that we can't relax because of that".

Indeed, the ITV deal means that fans of Spanish football will have the chance to watch games involving stars like Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann and Gareth Bale without having to pay for an extra subscription.

The Blaugrana made light work of their opponents, scoring three goals in the second half. "We will try and improve that in our next games".

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde warned his team that Real would be out to regain some pride in the wake of Wednesday's defeat.

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