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While Jese was enduring a nightmare night for completely different reasons, another Real Madrid academy graduate was having a tough time for other reasons.
Alvaro Morata— with Madrid’s five-goal cushion in mind and an injury to Karim Benzema—was handed the chance to impress at the Bernabeu as the central striker in Carlos Ancelotti's 4-3-3 formation.
And despite rousing the home fans at times with some decent performances earlier this season, his confidence looked shot in front of goal in the first half.
Gareth Bale rolled the ball across to him in the first half, but he misread the pass and fluffed the chance wide.
Isco then weaved a good opening for him, but his stubbed finish was easily saved.
The 21-year-old did eventually get his goal, though. After whiffing on another good chance in the second period, Bale handed him a chance that he couldn't miss after Cristiano Ronaldo had whacked the bar.
Statistics on WhoScored.com revealed a mixed night for the striker, as he ended the match with five shots on goal—three of which managed to penetrate the target.