"Never before have I seen a player shown a second yellow for something like that, where you're in the middle of the pitch with three Real Madrid players around you". Therefore, with rivals Barcelona holding a ten point advantage over them in the league, the Copa del Rey represents "Los Blancos" best chance at securing domestic silverware this season.
However, with Kroos joining Gareth Bale, Marcos Llorente and Marco Asensio on the injury list, Solari is running out of options.
Toni Kroos will miss a month of action after the German global torn adductor muscle in the 2-0 defeat against Real Sociedad on Sunday at the Santiago Bernabeu. To put things into perspective, Lionel Messi has contributed to more goals in the La Liga this season than the entire Real Madrid team combined.
"The cup is as important as every other competition". Los Blancos kept probing till the very end and also came close to scoring on a few occasions but some lackluster finishing coupled with Geronimo Rulli's keeping helped the hosts seal the win through Pardo in the latter stages of the match.
With Madrid 10 points behind Barca in the Liga Santander, the Copa del Rey perhaps offers their best hopes of a title this season.
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"Leganés are very solid and very well organised". It's not normal, it's not just one time, this has happened many times.
"I have to improve and assume more responsibility". We created but we lacked the goal and that's our problem.
Alaves moved fourth, ahead of Real Madrid, with a 2-1 win over Valencia at Mendizorroza on Saturday but visiting coach Marcelino was furious about the pitch.
"We can't be crying for someone who didn't want to be here" said Isco in October, but whether Ronaldo saw his long-term future at Real or not, during each 90-minute stint he was the leader Real are sorely missing.