Positives & negatives from Real Madrid's destruction of Melilla
Dermot Corrigan, a Madrid correspondent for ESPN has a handful of positives and a bit of salt for Mariano Diaz, Madrid's new No.7 who is still struggling and doesn't seem particularly intent on becoming Real Madrid's new icon
"Madrid had not won a Copa del Rey game at the Bernabeu for two seasons, so the victory was welcome. Marco Asensio stood out clearly during his time on the pitch, Isco showed he still has great quality with two fine strikes, while youngsters Javi Sanchez, Fede Valverde and Vinicius Junior all showed welcome signs of progress.
Javier Sánchez and Vinícius Júnior both started and scored, whilst Fran García and Álvaro Fidalgo made their Real Madrid debuts during the 6-1 Copa Del Rey win over Melilla, at the Santiago Bernabéu. Vinícius also recorded another assist! Top quality stuff! #RealMadridCastilla pic.twitter.com/J4qfjtdvBY— Real Madrid Castilla Stats (@CastillaStats) December 6, 2018
"Difficult to pick holes in a 10-1 aggregate win, but Mariano Diaz had a frustrating game up front, before limping off late on with what looks another hamstring injury.