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Real Madrid coach Santi Solari said beating Huesca is the kind of game his side must win if they want to compete for La Liga.
Gareth Bale's first goal in over 100 days proved just enough as Real Madrid held on for a hard-fought victory at Huesca.
After an early scare that saw David Ferreiro head wide, Madrid took the lead after eight minutes when Gareth Bale struck to take them up to fourth.
Having not started any of Solari's first seven games as Madrid coach, Isco came into a much rotated XI and found the net with a trademark strike.
Real Madrid trounced third division side Melilla 6-1 in a Copa del Rey round of 32 second leg on Thursday, completing a 10-1 aggregate victory.
Former regulars Isco and Marco Asensio starred in the Copa del Rey as they try to work their way back into Santi Solari's good graces.
Thursday's Copa del Rey game at home to third tier Melilla, with Madrid 4-0 up from the first leg, is likely to see Spain international Isco return.
Exequiel Palacios' agent has said Barcelona and Inter Milan are keen on his client, but that Real Madrid have progressed furthest with talks.
Former Malaga youth teamer Diaz, 19, is out of contract next June and will be able to speak to other clubs beginning on Jan. 1.
Superclasico between River Plate and Boca Juniors on Nov. 24 was postponed after River fans attacked the Boca team bus near the Monumental stadium.
Melilla have to use three different modes of transport to travel from Africa's north coast -- just to complete a cup tie they're already losing 4-0.
Gareth Bale's spectacular overhead kick in the Champions League final lost out to a Mohamed Salah strike against Everton in the vote for best goal.
Santi Solari has turned around Real Madrid by putting his faith in youth, while Barcelona are finding it tough to turn to academy stars.
Two days after the "yellow vest" protestors submerged Paris in fire and tear gas, Luka Modric was voted No. 1 in a bizarre Ballon d'Or.
Luka Modric, who won the Champions League and reached the World Cup final, capped off 2018 by winning European football's oldest individual prize.
Real Madrid's Luka Modric will not face charges of giving false testimony in the criminal trial of his former boss at Dinamo Zagreb.