Copa del Rey battle Real Madrid and Celta Vigo for a place in the semifinals. Madrileños are obviously towering favorite, but the Galicians will not give in without a fight.
Real Madrid: The Madrileños are back with both feet on the ground
The impressive series of Real Madrid has ended. Madrileños knew with a series of forty undefeated matches in a row to set a new Spanish record, but finally went last weekend still defeat at Sevilla 2-1. For the first 284 days of Real Madrid knows how it feels to get the loser of the field, but coach Zidane is not worried. Obviously, because forty consecutive games remain intact but made little shifts. “This loss will only make us stronger,” said Zidane. However, the Frenchman can not deny that his team against Sevilla delivered a bad game. Especially goalkeeper Navas had to pay for it in the Spanish press, though not question the Costa Rican by Zidane.
Wednesday Navas will’re sitting on the bench, because in cup matches may second choice Casilla usually make an appearance. In the previous cup matches this season rotated Zidane a storm, but he still has drummed up a strong squad. So Cristiano Ronaldo this season for the first time of the party in the Copa del Rey, although the risk remains high that the superstar on the bench will begin. Isco also returns after some physical problems back in the squad. James Rodriguez, Pepe and Bale are injured and must therefore logically in default, while Carvajal was not fit and has been given a day off as a precaution.
Probable lineup Real Madrid
Casilla; Marcelo, Ramos, Varane, Danilo; Kovacic, Casemiro, Asensio; Isco, Morata, Lucas Vázquez
Celta Vigo: The Galicians have a superb start to 2017
In terms of results Celta Vigo couldnt start the new year. The Galicians won so far in 2017 with two league victories and two cup wins all their games, a feat that no other club after they managed to do.
Yet it is not just a bed of Manenschijn at Celta Vigo. Striker namely Orellana could not bear the fact that he was passed over in recent matches and has now put out the selection by trainer Berizzo. The government is on the side of Berizzo wants Orellana now sell as quickly as possible. Orellana however, was formerly a highly respected force and has long been in the Balaidos under contract. No doubt he has his friends in the selection, so that failure is potentially divisive in the locker room. That does not mean that the blue shirts are also doing well without Orellana. Especially Iago Aspas takes eleven league matches a strong season.
Berizzo is known for the cup very seriously and obviously has once again assembled a strong selection. Orellana and the injured Beauvue are the only major absentees.
Probable lineup Celta Vigo
Sergio Alvarez; Jonny, Roncaglia, Cabral, Mallo; Radoja, Marcelo Díaz; Bongonda, Pablo Hernandez, Wass; Iago Aspas