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Copa del Rey

  • 1 November 2012
  • • 02:30
  • • Estadio El Collao, Alcoi (Alcoy)
  • Referee: Fernando Teixeira Vitienes
  • • Attendance: 6500
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Alcoyano - Real Madrid Preview: Los Blancos aim to avoid Copa del Rey upset

Alcoyano - Real Madrid Preview: Los Blancos aim to avoid Copa del Rey upset

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The reigning Liga champions will be hoping to avert any embarrassment at the hands of the Segunda B outfit in their fourth round, first-leg clash at El Collao Stadium

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

ALCOYANO

Alba
Arkaitz, Selvas, Raul, Alcantara
De Dios, Remon
Devesa, Lara, John
Torres
REAL MADRID

Adan
Ramos, Varane, Albiol, Nacho
Essien, Alonso
Callejon, Modric, Kaka
Morata

Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho has no new injury concerns ahead of Wednesday's Copa del Rey tie against Alcoyano.

The Portuguese coach is likely to rest several of his first-team players for the match, meaning there could be starting berths for Alvaro Morata, Jose Callejon, Kaka, Nacho, Raul Albiol and Antonio Adan.

Sami Khedira, Alvaro Arbeloa, Marcelo and Fabio Coentrao all remain sidelined through injury.

Alcoyano, who are 41 league places below their opponents in the Segunda B, will name their strongest line-up for what is arguably the biggest match in the club's recent history.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Alcoyano are on a six-match winning run in the Segunda B division.
  • The Valencian club's last defeat came just over a month ago against Levante's reserve team.
  • Alcoyano last featured in Spanish football's top tier in the 1950-51 season.
  • Real Madrid have won just three of their eight competitive away fixtures to date this season (W3, D1, L4).
  • Los Blancos last exited the Copa del Rey at this stage in the 2009-10 season, when they were beaten 4-1 over two legs by third-tier outfit Alcorcon.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo (pictured, right) has scored 12 goals in his last six matches for Real across all competitions.

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-Unai AlbaGoalkeeper
-ArkaitzDefender
-Carlos AlcántaraDefender
4Javi SelvasDefender
-César RemónMidfielder
-FerránMidfielder
-J. MosqueraMidfielder
-Javi LaraMidfielder
6PereiraMidfielder
8Julio de DiosMidfielder
19David TorresStriker
-Adrián MurciaGoalkeeper
7DevesaStriker
-Edu SilvaStriker
-Fran PieraDefender
11OmarStriker
1AdànGoalkeeper
33Raúl Albiol Defender
18Nacho FernándezDefender
2Raphaël VaraneDefender
2Ricardo CarvalhoDefender
5Fabio CoentraoDefender
-Michael EssienMidfielder
22Alex FernándezMidfielder
29MorataStriker
7José Callejón Striker
9Karim BenzemaStriker
8KakáMidfielder
13Jesús FernándezGoalkeeper
22Ángel Di MaríaMidfielder
19Luka ModricMidfielder
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9Gonzalo HiguaínStriker

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