Real Madrid visit Alcoyano in what will be the first leg of the Copa del Rey’s Round of 32. Alcoyano are playing in the Segunda Division B, so Real Madrid should be considered the heavy favorites not only to go through and advance to the next round but also to win this first game, even if coach Zinedine Zidane makes rotations.
Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane and Luka Modric will all get some rest tonight and didn’t even make the squad list. Carvajal is also out with an injury and Odegaard has some kind of discomfort. Zidane will likely keep Courtois, Mendy, Kroos and Benzema sitting on the bench, so this will be a good chance for players like Lunin, Odriozola, Marcelo, Isco or Mariano to show their worth.
All in all, this is an intriguing match as the fans will pay close attention to what the youngsters and reserves can do.
HOW TO WATCH, STREAM COPA DEL REY
Time: 21:00 CET (local time), 03:00pm EST.
Venue: El Collao, Alcoy, Spain.
Available TV: Telecinco (Spain)
Available Streaming: ESPN+ (USA).
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