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Copa del Rey

  • January 15, 2013
  • • 3:00 PM
  • • Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid
  • Referee: César Muñiz Fernández
  • • Attendance: 65000
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Copa del Rey Preview: Real Madrid - Valencia

Copa del Rey Preview: Real Madrid - Valencia

Benzema abrió el marcador a los 2' / Getty

The defending Liga champions go into the first of three consecutive encounters against Los Che bereft of confidence following an insipid goalless draw against Osasuna.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

REAL MADRID

Adan
Arbeloa, Albiol, Varane, Coentrao
Khedira, Alonso
Di Maria, Ozil, Ronaldo
Benzema
VALENCIA

Alves
Pereira, Rami, R Costa, Guardado
Banega, T Costa
Piatti, Parejo, Jonas
Soldado

Real Madrid welcomes back Cristiano Ronaldo and Antonio Adan from suspension for Tuesday's Copa del Rey quarterfinal first leg against Valencia at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.

Defender Sergio Ramos remains sidelined, however, as he serves the second of his five-match ban, while Pepe is injured.

Left back Marcelo could make his first appearance for the club since suffering a broken foot in October, but Fabio Coentrao is the more likely starter.

Valencia is set to be without captain David Albelda, who picked up a calf problem in Saturday's 2-0 win over Sevilla.

Sergio Canales (knee) and Jeremy Mathieu (Achilles) remain out, while Sofiane Feghouli has joined up with Algeria for the African Cup of Nations.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Real Madrid has won just two of its last six matches in all competitions (W2, D2, L2).
  • The Castilian giants are on a 32-match unbeaten run at the Santiago Bernabeu in all competitions.
  • Should Madrid overcome Valencia, it will face the winner of the Barcelona-Malaga tie in the semifinal.
  • Valencia has won seven of its last eight matches across all competitions.
  • Los Che have lost five of their last seven meetings with Madrid.
  • Roberto Soldado (pictured, right) has scored eight goals in his last eight appearances for Valencia.

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Available Squads
1Iker CasillasGoalkeeper
2Ricardo CarvalhoDefender
33Raúl Albiol Defender
12MarceloDefender
14Xabi AlonsoMidfielder
19Luka ModricMidfielder
-Michael EssienMidfielder
11Mesut ÖzilMidfielder
6Sami KhediraMidfielder
7Cristiano RonaldoStriker
9Karim BenzemaStriker
22Ángel Di MaríaMidfielder
1AdànGoalkeeper
17ArbeloaDefender
5Fabio CoentraoDefender
9Gonzalo HiguaínStriker
7José Callejón Striker
2Raphaël VaraneDefender
30GuaitaGoalkeeper
4Adil RamiDefender
12João PereiraDefender
18Víctor RuizDefender
18Jose Andrés GuardadoMidfielder
-Ever BanegaMidfielder
24Tino CostaMidfielder
21ParejoMidfielder
9Roberto SoldadoStriker
7JonasStriker
17Pablo PiattiStriker
20Aly CissokhoDefender
19BarragánDefender
1Diego AlvesGoalkeeper
5Fernando GagoMidfielder
-Jonathan VieraStriker
18Haedo ValdézStriker
20Ricardo CostaDefender

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