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Real Madrid draw Zaragoza for Copa del Rey’s Round of 16

Zaragoza knocked Mallorca out of the competition.

Zaragoza v Mallorca - Copa del Rey: Round of 32 Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Real Madrid drew Zaragoza for the Copa del Rey’s Round of 16.

Zaragoza are a quality team fighting to promote to La Liga Santander, currently sitting fourth in La Liga Smartbank. They knocked Mallorca out of the Copa del Rey in the previous round and have experienced players like Shinji Kagawa and Carlos Vigaray in their current roster, so Real Madrid will have to take the match in La Romareda very seriously if they want to advance to the Quarterfinals.

As it happened in the previous round, this will be a single-elimination game played in Zaragoza. The matches will be played on February 11th, 12th and 13th, two weeks ahead of Madrid’s crucial Champions League tie against Manchester City. While coach Zinedine Zidane decided to play some of his starters against Unionistas de Salamanca, this time the French coach might make even more rotations so that players like Jovic improve their confidence and their form.

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