In the first of two consecutive games between the Spanish powerhouses at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, Barcelona weathered a dominant first half by Madrid and then scored three times after the break for a 3-0 win Wednesday and a spot in the Copa del Rey final for a sixth straight season.
"We did everything we could".
"[Finishing] is something you can improve, for sure, with the passing of time and with maturity", Solari said. "They didn't take their chances and we have to prevent them having so many openings in the next game".
Despite running out 3-0 winners, Barcelona spent much of Wednesday's second leg on the back foot as Real Madrid spurned chance after chance. "Without pointing the blame, the truth is Los Blancos miss Cristiano Ronaldo in these types of games".
"Messi is unbelievable, he does things that few players are able to do but he doesn't frighten us", he wrote in a response on Twitter, as quoted by Marca.
What Vinicius is not yet is an accomplished finisher. The former Flamengo forward was guilty of wasting a handful of chances throughout the opening period: after 18 minutes, he scuffed a shot off-target from 15 yards out after fine build-up play from Sergio Reguilon and Karim Benzema.
"You can see that Bale is an unhappy player at the moment".
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Barca coach Ernesto Valverde was happy to make the final but admitted improvements will be needed ahead of the weekend's rematch. They robbed the ball back quickly and we didn't get into our rhythm. "He has a sense for where the goal is".
That same season he scored another outstanding winning goal against Barcelona in the Copa del Rey final - memorably outpacing Marc Bartra from the halfway line.
Bale refused to budge and despite another season peppered by persistent injuries, he went on to score twice from the bench in the Champions League final against Liverpool.
"We want to win everything", Valverde said.
Isco is back in the Real Madrid squad for Saturday's Clasico clash with Barcelona after nearly a month on the sidelines with back and neck pain. "But it was a complicated match and they're not that far behind us [in the league]".
The teams meet again on Saturday in a Spanish league match back at the Bernabeu, which the Spanish sports daily Marca is calling "Camp Bernabeu", because of Barcelona's recent success there.