Real Madrid visit Leganes in the Copa del Rey Quarterfinals and will do so without Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale. Los Blancos are 19 points behind Barcelona in the table and yet coach Zinedine Zidane will make rotations in the Copa del Rey.
Madrid need to do their very best in the domestic competition and the Champions League knowing that it will be extremely hard to overcome their current deficit in La Liga, meaning that it’s quite shocking to see Zidane not trusting his starters today.
Either way, Real’s reserves should be good enough to obtain a decent result and complete a solid performance against Leganes, although they will also have to improve after the disappointing 2-2 draw they got against Numancia a week ago.
The return leg will be played at the Bernabeu, so scoring away goals would be crucial for Real Madrid. It will be interesting to see if Mayoral can find the back of the net again.
HOW TO WATCH, STREAM COPA DEL REY
Time: 21:30 CET, 03:30pm EST, 12:30 pm Pacific.
Venue: Butarque, Leganes, Spain.
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