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Celta de Vigo vs. Real Madrid (Copa del Rey Quarterfinals 2nd Leg) Lineups & Live Thread

Casemiro starts in defense.

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Zinedine Zidane has once again gone bold with his squad selection, choosing to field Casemiro in defense alongside Sergio Ramos, Nacho, and Danilo.

This creates several possibilities.

One is the unlikely formation (though you never know with Zidane) where Real plays in a back three with Danilo and Asensio as wing-backs (as shown on RM TV), or the more likely option of Real playing in a back four with a midfield four/three and a forward two/three ahead of them.

But with Zizou’s penchant for surprises, we might as well be guessing the one on the right.

Meanwhile, Celta has chosen to go for a more predictable lineup, choosing to field Guidetti up top with Iago Aspas in what is likely to be a 4-4-2.

Regardless of whatever Zidane chooses to counter that, Real Madrid’s players must be sharp and motivated to overturn a 2-1 deficit in front of a fiery Balaídos.

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