Real Madrid are bound for the action once again on Wednesday night when they travel to play CD Alcoyano in round 16 of the 2020/21 Copa del Rey competition.
This will be the Los Blancos first game in this season’s competition, while it will also be their first game since suffering the 2-0 defeat to Athletic Bilbao in the semi-final of the Spanish Super Cup a week ago.
Their opponent, Alcoyano are unbeaten in their last seven games across all competitions last losing by three goals to nil against Villarreal B in the Segunda B division in November last year.
During that period, they have managed four clean sheets while conceding three goals.
The competition has already seen some surprising exits in the earlier games, with Athletico Madrid, Elche and Cadiz all bowing out of this year’s edition. Hence Zinedine Zidane’s men will have to be prepared in their efforts to eliminate Alcoyano.
WHERE AND WHEN?
Venue: Estadio El Collao
Date: Wednesday, January 20
Time: 20:00 GMT
Manuel Raillo and Ruben Garce are expected to miss the opportunity of playing against Madrid with respective injuries. They are the only ones unavailable for the Segunda side.
Dani Carvajal and Rodrygo Goes who are also injured on the path of Madrid will also be on the sidelines for this encounter. Zidane is likely to hand opportunities to his fringe players on Wednesday.
POSSIBLE STARTING LINEUPS
Alcoyano: Figueras; Sanchez, Gonzalez, Ferriz, Carbonnell; Camacho, Casanova, Niguez, Lopez; El Ghezouani, Jona
Real Madrid: Lunin; Odriozola, Militao, Fernandez, Marcelo; Casemiro, Valverde, Odegaard; Asensio, Diaz, Vinicius Junior
CD Alcoyano 0-3 Real Madrid