Madrid's men, having previously knocked out Unionistas de Salamanca and Real Zaragoza in comfortable fashion, will now have a tougher task if they want to reach the Semifinals of the domestic competition. Odegaard has been in great form lately and Real will need to keep him under control.
This upcoming match will be the perfect opportunity for Eden Hazard to play his first minutes since the foot injury he picked up against PSG last November. Hazard trained with the rest of Real Madrid’s squad this Thursday and will be trying to improve his form and overall conditioning ahead of this Copa del Rey game.
It’s likely that coach Zinedine Zidane keeps using the Copa del Rey to give some minutes to his reserves like Jovic, Vinicius or Areola, who won’t play much during the rest of the season barring some serious injuries to Real Madrid’s regulars.