Real Madrid face Sevilla in the first leg of the Copa del Rey Round of 16 and they'll do so without some big names. Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Sergio Ramos, Pepe and Lucas Vazquez and Mateo Kovacic will all miss the game, meaning that coach Zinedine Zidane will have to trust his reserves if he wants to advance to the next round of the domestic competition.
"We are preparing for the game well, we had a good week where we did a lot of work. We’ve come back and we’re excited to continuing working well and we’ll try to win tomorrow," said a calm Zidane during the pre-match press conference.
It looks like both Morata and Benzema could start upfront and Isco would be playing behind them, if reports from Spain are accurate. However, Marco Asensio and James will surely be hoping to make it into the starting lineup.
Real Madrid Projected XI: Casilla, Carvajal, Varane, Nacho, Marcelo, Casemiro, Kroos, Modric, Isco, Benzema, Morata.
Sevilla Projectex XI: Rico, Mariano, Pareja, Rami, Mercado, Escudero, Sarabia, N'Zonzi, Nasri, Vitolo, Vietto.