In a game of little importance for Real Madrid, with the first place in the Champions League secure, Solari would try a defense composed of 2 players: Vallejo and Javi Sánchez, as well as prove Valverde and Llorente as a double pivot against CSKA Moscow that was looking for the classification to the Europa League.
The match began with the white domain, with a motivated Vinicius taking advantage of being in the starter 11. The first half hour all the danger began in the band of the Brazilian, with his characteristic speed and daring would get close to the goal but could not concrete, unlike CSKA, that in the last 10 minutes of the first half came 2 times and concreted the 2 ones. 0-2 and the rest, and the whistles at the Bernabéu were felt.
For the second time Solari would move the pieces, rather than looking for a comeback, keeping legs for the club world cup. Outside Benzema, Llorente, and Marcelo enter Kross, Bale, and Carvajal fields.
The CSKA after the 2 goals would grow, it would tilt the field in their favor, the only white flash came again from the boots of Vinicius, overflowed well, served to Isco and the “malagueño” did not take advantage of it, he was whistled, faced the stands and the whistle became general.
The third goal of the Russian team reached at minute 73 to finish sinking Madrid, which is true, the work was done, it will have an advantage in the draw, but closing group phases receiving a win at home is not worthy of a three-time champion.
Solari will have to learn the lesson, the Champions is not the King’s Cup and it deserves respect for everything the white shirt represents. A historic defeat that shows that the team is not yet reliable and that it would not be unreasonable to bet River in the Club World Cup.