Solari took a team almost dead at the end of 2018 and put 2 balls, enough to go unbeaten of the Camp Nou and assault the Wanda, all in less than a week.
The decisions of Solari more than debatable have been supported with results, from sitting Isco for different reasons, to send children like Vinicius and Reguilón ahead of the second white captain, Marcelo and the man called to replace Cristiano, Bale.
Solari’s Real Madrid is already second on the leaderboard after the 1-3 victory against the ‘Cholo’ team that never felt comfortable, in a match with many additional condiments such as the return of Courtois to the Wanda, the premiere of Morata as a ‘colchonero’ and all the historical rivalry between the residents of the Spanish capital.
Courtois received a rain of rats at the start of the match, at 16′ Casemiro with a ‘Chilena’ put forward the whites and at 25′ Griezmann gave the draw with a definition between the legs of the one called “rat”. The game was heated up, very physical and only the personality of the young Brazilian of 18 years old could break the tie, with a torn by the left wing would cause a penalty that captain Sergio Ramos would end up turning into a goal at minute 43.
In the second half, Morata made a great Vaseline goal and shouted it with all his soul in front of his new fans, but he was offside and the goal was annulled by the VAR. At 74′, Bale who had entered for Vinicius would define the match with a cross-shot that Oblak could not reach. The frustration of the home team was evident, Thomas would be kicked out after a hard foul against Kross leaving his team with 10, but there would be no time for more.
A month ago the Madrid seemed sunk after falling to the Real Sociedad and today seems a qualified rival to harass the leader and even dream of getting the league.