Isco celebrates scoring their first goal. REUTERS/Vincent West/File Photo
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Santiago Solari called it a "sporting decision, nothing else" as if that made it better but he was only fanning the flames of what has become his first niggling problem at Real Madrid. If Isco was injured, his absence from even the substitutes' bench for the Champions League win over Roma Tuesday would hardly have warranted a second look, but Solari's tactical choice pointed to something deeper.Solari has demoted Keylor Navas fully below Thibaut Courtois in goal but Isco feels like the first marquee player to be significantly worse off under Madrid's new coach.Five points still remain between them and Barcelona, in second place, while only six separate the entire top seven, with Sevilla top and Alaves, Espanyol and Girona all well placed.
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