If you’re the kind of fan who enjoys watching Real Madrid’s young prospects play a competitive match, you shouldn’t miss this one.
Real Madrid Starting XI: Casilla; Achraf, Vallejo, Nacho, Tejero; Llorente, Ceballos, Asensio, Vazquez, Theo, Mayoral.
Fuenlabrada Starting XI (To Be Confirmed): Freixanet, Díaz, Armando, García, Candela, Fernández, Fraile, Sanz, Milla, Dioni.
Los Blancos visit Fuenlabrada in what will be the first leg of their Copa del Rey tie, one in which coach Zinedine Zidane has decided to give his starters some rest, so players like Mayoral, Achraf, Vallejo, Theo, Llorente or Ceballos will feature.
Madrid are clearly the better team here but Fuenlabrada will surely make things hard on Real’s youngsters by playing with motivation and competitive desire to prove their worth as players who didn’t quite make it as professional footballers.
It will be very important for Madrid to score at least a few goals here if Zidane is planning on resting his starters again when Fuenlabrada visit the Bernabeu. The French coach said that Madrid want to win this competition this season but it’s clear that these first few games are always a good opportunity to rest the starters.
HOW TO WATCH, STREAM COPA DEL REY
Time: 21:30 CET, 03:30pm EST, 12:30 am Pacific.
Venue: Estadio Fernando Torres, Madrid, Spain.
Available Streaming: BeIN Sports (USA), Fubo.TV (EVERY Real Madrid game with a high-quality and legal stream, click here to sign up and benefit from a summer discount for new members and Managing Madrid readers).