While the Spanish international eventually made the trip to avoid controversy, he was left in the stands for Tuesday’s encounter.
The relationship between player and coach is ‘broken’ after a bust-up last weekend, according to Madrid-based radio station Cadena Cope.
Isco confirmed to reporters that there were no injury problems behind his absence while Solari was evasive when asked about Isco.
“Starting or being benched is a fictitious problem, it doesn’t exist,” said the Argentine, who recently signed an extension to make him the full-time Madrid boss.
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