clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

FC Barcelona Vs. Real Madrid, Copa del Rey 2013: Marcelo, Albiol, Out Of the List

Real Madrid's defenders will not be available for Jose Mourinho in Tuesday's Clásico against FC Barcelona. Raúl Albiol is still recovering from fly symptoms while Marcelo isn't game-fit yet. That way, the Brazilian left back won't likely be available to play at the Old Trafford neither.

Denis Doyle

One thing is sure, and that's Fàbio Coentrao will be Real Madrid's left back against Barcelona and Manchester United. Unfortunately, the world's greatest left back (when in shape) isn't in shape yet, and that's something he should get the blame for. Coentrao will have yet another chance to prove he is much more consistent than Marcelo.

Albiol is also out of the list with flu symptoms, but that's not something that could change Mourinho's plans. It is all a matter of whether Varane, Ramos or Pepe will be on the bench. Two of them will have the task of stopping Barcelona's Leo Messi, something Varane proved he was capable of in the first leg of the Copa del Rey tie.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Managing Madrid Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of Real Madrid news from Managing Madrid