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Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid, 2017 Copa del Rey: Predicted lineups, team news and prediction

Madrid must attack to go through.

Real Madrid CF v Malaga CF - La Liga Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images

After losing 1-2 on the first leg at the Santiago Bernabeu, Real Madrid must play attacking football against Celta Vigo tomorrow if they want to be in the Copa del Rey Semifinals.

Gareth Bale, Pepe, Varane, Luka Modric, Marcelo, Carvajal and James Rodriguez are all injured, meaning that Zidane will be forced to play reserves like Fabio Coentrao, Nacho, Danilo or Mateo Kovacic against a Celta team who managed to make some rotations this past weekend.

All things considered, it will not be easy for Madrid to overcome the 1-2 deficit, but Los Blancos have some firepower that could be crucial if they play with composure and cohesion in the midfield. Players like Isco, Asensio, Morata or Mariano could play a very important role off the bench.

Celta Vigo predicted XI: Alvarez, Mallo, Cabral, Roncaglia, Jonny, Radoja, Diaz, Wass, Hernandez, Bongonda, Aspas.

Real Madrid predicted XI: Casilla, Danilo, Nacho, Ramos, Coentrao, Casemiro, Kroos, Kovacic, Vazquez, Ronaldo, Benzema.

Prediction: Celta Vigo 0-3 Real Madrid (Benzema x2, Morata)

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