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- Author: Stacy Allen Feb 07, 2019,
Feb 07, 2019, 0:42
His club has not given an injury update on him. Solari has all of his best forwards, including an in-form Karim Benzema, the quickly maturing Vinicius Junior, and a fully fit Gareth Bale. The previous Clásicos played in this competition have seen the Whites coming out on top, having not lost in the last four matches.
"If our coaches asked us for a player and they want to leave Madrid, of course we would sign them", he told El Partidazo de COPE.
He again featured from the bench in last week's Copa triumph over Girona but was replaced after an underwhelming 63 minutes when he returned to the starting line-up for Sunday's 3-0 win over Deportivo Alaves. Judging it off recent performances, there is no debate but Solari understands that he needs Marcelo to recover his best level and not playing at the Camp Nou could have a serious knock-on effect for the Brazilian.
Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni revealed it had been a while since he last spoke to superstar Lionel Messi.
Bookmaker companies consider Barça the favorites in this clash.
A year earlier, in the 2012/13 campaign, there was a Clásico in the Copa del Rey semi-finals. "Isco? For the sake of Real Madrid I would speak with the president of Real Madrid [Florentino Pérez]".