Santiago Solari wants to keep Isco at Real Madrid

Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund- UEFA Champions League

France World Cup-winner Varane made no mistake with a header of his own in the 20th minute, though, powering in from Toni Kroos' cross for his first club goal in nearly two years.

But it was former Arsenal midfielder Cazorla, who has overcome a bad run of injuries to resurrect his career in Spain, who had the final say.

Gareth Bale does not have the ability to lead Real Madrid in the same way that Cristiano Ronaldo did, according to club legend Predrag Mijatovic.

Real Madrid holds the fourth spot in La Liga table with 29 points, eight points adrift of leader Barcelona, a gap that Madrid could narrow to five should it defeat Villarreal in a postponed game due to its successful FIFA Club World Cup campaign.

It was 1-0 to Villarreal as Carzola registered the first goal in La Liga in the New Year leaving Madrid to re-organize themselves for the challenge.

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But just when Real thought they could tiptoe home with the points, up popped Cazorla late on to nod in the equaliser and snatch a draw.

Solari explained after the match that Modric was not fully fit and it was always his plan to withdraw the Ballon d'Or victor.

"We had the victory in our hand and wanted to kill the game", Solari said, as per ESPN FC. "When Gareth came off we lost a bit of sharpness in attack, we still had the chance to score a couple but we needed to attack with more clarity".

Bale was substituted at half-time of Thursday's 2-2 draw at Villarreal after suffering an injury when his side were 2-1 up.

Chelsea FC are likely to be linked with a number of players in the coming days and weeks as they consider bolstering their squad for the second half of the season.

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