Real Madrid visit Fuenlabrada in what will be their first game in this 2017-18 edition of the Spanish Copa del Rey. Zinedine Zidane has decided to keep Cristiano Ronaldo, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Varane, Casemiro, Kroos, Modric, Isco and Benzema out of the team’s squad list so this will be a good chance for the reserves to prove they’re ready to contribute.
Still, Madrid need to take this game seriously. Granted, their young players should have what it takes to beat Fuenlabrada over two legs, but the home side will undoubtedly be more motivated and willing to prove that they can also beat these young players labeled as the future of the club.
This will be Jesus Vallejo’s debut with Madrid’s first team after being injured throughout the first couple of months of the season. The young defender needs minutes to keep growing as a player and have an important role in Madrid’s future.
Time: 21:30 CET, 03:30pm EST, 12:30 am Pacific.
Venue: Estadio Fernando Torres, Madrid, Spain.
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Real Madrid: Casilla; Achraf, Vallejo, Nacho, Theo; Llorente, Ceballos, Asensio, Vazquez, Mayoral, Cristo.
Fuenlabrada: Freixanet, Díaz, Armando, García, Candela, Fernández, Fraile, Sanz, Milla, Dioni.