News | 06/12/2018 | Javier GarcíaSolari's team hope to continue a positive run and get a win for the Bernabéu fans (4:15pm CET).
Melilla's visit sees the Santiago Bernabéu host its first Copa del Rey game this term. The Whites need a win for their home fans. “We're training with intensity and excitement, let's hope that's what we show. It is a bank holiday so we want to see plenty of fans”, admitted Solari. The madridista coach also said that “these games allow the younger players to get their chance”, and in training he counted on Fidalgo and Cristo, as well as Javi Sánchez.
Let's not forget that it was Cristo who scored in the first leg. That same match saw the Whites' defence start a rich vein of form. Since Solari arrived they have been solid at the back and have kept a clean sheet in five of the seven games they have played.
Melilla will be geared up for the game at the Santiago Bernabéu. Luis Carrión's side went on a winning run of five games after playing Real Madrid. They are currently top of Group IV of Segunda B and have only lost once in the league.