The 2014 sanction occurred when the Croatian was expelt after receiving two yellow cards against Atletico Madrid that bans him to play in Camp Nou field in four days. His talent was never in doubt, but there was a general feeling that the Spaniard lacked that something extra to become a mainstay at the Bernabeu.
It's also worth bearing in mind that last season, Barcelona had a vastly superior goal difference to Real Madrid's - +79 to +65, so this model is predicting a huge swing on that account. There was no available midfield spot either due to the form of Toni Kroos, Luka Modric and Casemiro.
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Real Madrid have conducted lengthy negotiations with the playmaker and AS claim they've inserted an astronomical €700m (£647m) release clause into the Spaniard's new deal. A player's career is small.
Liverpool and other top clubs have been linked with Spanish global and Real Madrid attacker Marco Asensio this summer. "I'm going to have to make some decisions", he added.
The 25-year-old actually signed the deal in July, before heading to the U.S. for Real's pre-season tour, but it was agreed not to make the extension public until this month.
One of the keys to Madrid's Champions League and Spanish league titles last season was the decision by coach Zinedine Zidane to limit Ronaldo's minutes during the long campaign. The first attempt of the legendary Frenchman won the Champions League.
The Spanish publication points out that Barcelona, City and Bayern have made enquiries about Isco's availability in recent times but the player is ready to snub them to commit his future to Real Madrid with a new five-year deal.
"What we want to do is to keep this winning streak alive", Zidane said after Madrid beat United.
He then backed that up with a La Liga and European double in 2016-17 - Real's first since 1958. The brilliant Marco Asensio is pushing for a place in the front three, and it will be very interesting to see whether Zidane decides to leave out Bale or Benzema when the big matches roll around.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and his players look dejected as Real Madrid players lift the trophy.
Among all of this, it is important to remember that as it stands, Isco will be out of contract next summer.