Real Madrid names new captain ahead of the against Melilla

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The home team started as they meant to go, pressing Melilla, who looked exhausted from the first minute, lacking the energy to keep up with Madrid's frantic attacking, and Marco Asensio rediscovered his golden touch against the minnows, scoring twice and laying on a lovely assist for Javi Sanchez, who took his attempt like the very best of #9's around.

The two sides meet again at the Bernabeu Stadium on Thursday and Solari has since been appointed as Julen Lopetegui's permanent replacement.

Los Blancos have won their last three games across three separate competitions, and will fancy their chances of overcoming a Huesca side that has won just one of their 14 La Liga matches this season to prop up the table.

But Real's 4-0 first-leg win had already guaranteed a party spirit.

"All players in the squad, plus the guys from the Castilla squad who can play are working with intensity, enthusiasm and they're excited", Solari told a press conference.

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A much-changed Real Madrid put six goals past Melilla in the Copa del Rey in midweek

"That division is very underestimated and there are teams that play very good football".

The fan wrote: "Solari celebrating Isco's goal", alongside a picture of a tearful face with a happy mask on top.

The pair are likely to start alongside Ballon d'Or victor Luka Modric in the midfield trio on Sunday.

"It was Luka's year, and the focus should be on him", the coach said.

"It comes in a period of maturity in his career, which makes it even nicer because he appreciates it's true value. I think that in a style of play like City's he could do very well".

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