Karim Benzema, Real Madrid Beat Melilla In Debut Of Santiago Solari As Manager

Under the interim manager Santiago Solari, Real Madrid won their first match on Wednesday. In the match, Los Blancos defeated Melilla with the score 4-0 on their way in the first round of their Copa Del Rey match with 32 rounds. Karim Benzema started scoring in the match after 28 minutes of the starting of the game, and Marco Asensio doubled the benefits on the halftime stroke. For the visitors, Alvaro Odriozola made it three with 11 minutes left, which gave Solari a gentle opening to his spell as a temporary manager.

Cristo Gonzalez added the fourth strike in time to put together the misery of the host. Vinicius Junior was given a start to Solari, and the Brazilians rewarded his choice with two assists. A trip to North Africa to face Melilla in Copa Del Rey could not have been Solari’s first choice as Los Blanco’s temporary coach, but the Argentine would have been happy with what he saw. Melilla is one of a few autonomous Spanish cities based on the African mainland, and Madrid left a number of starring stars home after the resignation of former boss Julen Lopetegui.

Gareth Bale and Luka Modric were omitted from the trip to Estadio Alvarez Claro next to Isco, and Solari began to confess Vinicius. The Brazilian teenager has long been classified as one of the growing talents in world football, where the attacker came to Real from Flamengo. The 18-year-old is expected to produce good things at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, and he was offered a star of Solari.

Vinicius did not disappoint after a slow start of the visitors, and Benzema broke the ice midway through the first half to make it 1-0. The youngster was directly involved in Real’s second just before the interval, with Vinicius assistant for Marco Asensio.