Real Madrid were suited and booted as they jetted off to Italy on Monday morning ahead of their return to Champions League action this week.
Santiago Solari's decision to leave Isco out of Real Madrid's squad on Tuesday night has sparked a debate about his future and Sergi Barjuan joked that there could be an opportunity for him to end up at Barcelona. There are no starters, or substitutes, in football.
Having constantly probed the goal in the second half, Gareth Bale broke through less than a minute after the second half kicked off. The players are here to give everything and be at 100 percent so they can be picked.
The 29-year-old has failed to score in his last nine league appearances and came in for scathing criticism following Saturday's stunning 3-0 loss at Eibar, the three-time defending European champions fifth league defeat of the season.
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"But I know from experience you just have to keep working hard, together as a team, and we did that today".
"We want to be first in every competition and we wanted to continue like this in the Champions League until we reached the last 16", Marcelo said.
Easily the best chance of the first period fell to Under in the second minute of added time, and it might well go down as one of the misses of the season.
Bale said: "The manager told us at halftime we needed to keep playing the way we know".
Real Madrid enters the game atop Group G and can clinch first place with a win over its host.