Rating Santiago Solari after inspiring 6-1 vs Melilla
Dermot Corrigan, a Madrid correspondent for ESPN, shares thoughts on the manager's approach to a 6-1 routing of Segunda minnows
Marco Asensio and Isco struck twice each as Real Madrid gave marching orders to Melilla, easing their way into the last 16 of the Copa del Rey with a 6-1 routing of the Segunda side.
The game was a feast for the eyes and a good opportunity for Castilla youth to prove their worth as Santi Solari opted to field a score of his ex-players.
Santiago Solari has now provided his 7th win in 8 games in charge at Real Madrid.
Thus, ESPN's Dermot Corrigan has rated the Argentine's decisions in the game as more than reassuring and granted Solari the manager rating of 8 out of 10:
8 -- "Blancos coach Santi Solari was again rewarded for trust for continued trust in his younger squad members. Will also have been happy with how senior players Isco and Asensio reacted to having been benched recently."