Solari reacts to Real Madrid 3-0 defeat against Barcelona

Copa Del Rey By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 28/02/2019

Real Madrid boss has taken the positive side of the 3-0 defeat against Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu in the second leg of the clash in the Copa del Rey.

Real Madrid could not take the advantage of the chances they created as they were unable to convert those chances and was punished by an efficient Barcelona team.

Football is a forceful game," Solari said. "We applied ourselves well, with energy, but we weren't decisive.

"We have fallen with honour but we're sad because this is a tough blow for us to take.

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"It isn't a failure because it was a semi-final and we won't be able to play in the final, so we will have to try again."

Solari was blunt in his assessment of whether or not he felt the game had been lost in the first half when his side failed to the net when they were on top.

"We had chances in the first half but also in the second too when the score was 1-0," he explained.

"I never thought we lost control of the game, but they scored with their first shot of the game and then got another with an own goal.

"We didn't score when we had our chances and there's nothing more to add about it.”

Real Madrid will face Barcelona again in La Liga on Saturday at Bernabeu.