Isco Alarcon faces the danger of extinction!?

Sergio Ramos, Karim Benzema, Raphael Varane, Thibaut Courtois, Dani Carvajal, Lucas Vazquez, Marcelo, Vinicius Junior, Toni Kroos, Dani Ceballos, Casemiro, Marcos Llorente, Alvaro Odriozola, Gareth Bale, Sergio Reguilon, Fede Valverde, Nacho… and Isco.

You have to go as low as 19th place in the ranking list of minutes played under Santiago Solari to find Isco, which speaks volumes about how little he has been used.

Only players with long-term injuries like Jesus Vallejo, Mariano Diaz and Marco Asensio have featured less than his 464 minutes and with just three starts, he is clearly far from being an important player under Solari.

Things don’t look as though they will get any better either and, if anything, the next few games could see his situation worsen as players make their returns from injury, possibly sending Isco to the stands.

The situation for the Clasico is complicated for him. He won’t start, and it will be hard for him to make the matchday squad.

Solari always has a goalkeeper, Nacho, Marcelo or Reguilon and Llorente as his substitutes, leaving just three seats.

Two of those will be occupied by Asensio and one of Bale or Vinicius, leaving the last to come down to either Ceballos, Mariano or Isco.

The former Real Betis star has 810 minutes under Solari, making him more likely than Isco, while Mariano is the only other No.9 after Benzema.

Real Madrid’s squad for the game will be known on Wednesday morning, though the players will likely know it on Tuesday afternoon.

Isco’s career has had its ups and downs, but this is undoubtedly his worst spell, being completely exiled since November and every day his situation becomes worse.

This season is lost and he is just waiting for it to end.

When Isco was left at home for the game against Melilla it was thought that maybe he was being handed a break, but it was more a statement of intent from Solari.

Now, the question is what happens at the end of the season. If Solari stays, he will have to go but if he leaves then the situation changes.

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