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Copa del Rey

  • January 9, 2013
  • • 20:30
  • • Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid
  • Referee: Miguel Ángel Ayza Gámez
  • • Attendance: 60600

Real Madrid win Aggregate 5 - 2

Real Madrid - Celta Vigo Preview: Blancos face must-win Copa del Rey clash

Real Madrid - Celta Vigo Preview: Blancos face must-win Copa del Rey clash

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Jose Mourinho's side must turn around a 2-1 first-leg deficit if they are to overcome their Galician visitors and reach the quarter-finals of the cup competition



Essien, Varane, Ramos, Arbeloa
Khedira, Alonso
Di Maria, Ozil, Ronaldo

Mallo, Cabral, Tunez, Lago
Oubina, Lopez
Fernandez, Bermejo, Krohn-Dehli

Real Madrid have no new fitness concerns ahead of Wednesday's Copa del Rey encounter against Celta Vigo at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Defenders Pepe, Marcelo and Fabio Coentrao all remain sidelined, but Sergio Ramos is available after missing the Liga victory over Real Sociedad through suspension.

Boss Jose Mourinho could again overlook Iker Casillas in favour of Antonio Adan, whose red card during the weekend does not rule him out of this clash.

Celta winger Augusto Fernandez returns after serving a one-match ban and missing last weekend's clash against Real Valladolid.

Defender Samuel misses out with a knee injury, but otherwise coach Paco Herrera has a full squad at his disposal.

  • Real Madrid ended a three-match winless run with a 4-3 home victory over Real Sociedad on Sunday.
  • Los Blancos are on a 31-match unbeaten run at the Santiago Bernabeu in all competitions.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo's double against Sociedad took him to eighth in the all-time top scorers list for Real Madrid with 171 goals, level with Emilio Butragueno.
  • Celta Vigo have won just four of their last 14 matches in all competitions (W4, D3, L7).
  • The Galicians have lost all but one of their away matches this season, with the sole exception being a 1-0 Liga win at Zaragoza.
  • However, Celta have beaten Madrid on two of their last three Liga visits to the Bernabeu.


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Last Five Matches
Team News
Available Squads
1Iker CasillasGoalkeeper
4Sergio RamosDefender
2Ricardo CarvalhoDefender
14Xabi AlonsoMidfielder
19Luka ModricMidfielder
-Michael EssienMidfielder
11Mesut ÖzilMidfielder
6Sami KhediraMidfielder
7C. RonaldoStriker
9Karim BenzemaStriker
33Raúl Albiol Defender
2Raphaël VaraneDefender
7Ángel Di MaríaMidfielder
7José Callejón Striker
9Gonzalo HiguaínStriker
22Gustavo Daniel CabralDefender
27Andres Tuñez ArceoDefender
2Hugo MalloDefender
24Augusto FernándezMidfielder
-Jonathan VilaMidfielder
8Alex LópezMidfielder
10Chu-Young ParkStriker
23Michael Krohn-DehliStriker
-De LucasStriker
-Javi VarasGoalkeeper
11Vadim DemidovDefender
-Natxo InsaMidfielder
-Roberto LagoDefender
-Iago AspasStriker
29Santiago Mina LorenzoStriker
Players to Watch
C. Ronaldo
C. Ronaldo
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 7
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
The Portugal star endured disappointment as he was pipped to the Ballon d'Or crown by arch-rival Lionel Messi yet again, despite powering Real Madrid to their first Liga title in four years last season. However, the 27-year-old has little time to wallow in his misery, with his crisis-hit team desperately in need of a string of victories to boost morale.
Iago Aspas
Iago Aspas
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 0
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
Celta Vigo's top goalscorer netted a double on Sunday to give his relegation-threatened side a crucial victory over Real Valladolid. Aspas will look to take full advantage of a Madrid backline that has leaked 12 goals in its last five outings.
Wednesday's clash is an absolute must-win for Jose Mourinho, as a premature cup exit would threaten to bring the simmering tension between the Madridistas and the Portuguese tactician to breaking point. Madrid will have gained some confidence from their thrilling win over Real Sociedad over the weekend and will go all out to secure a place in the next round.
Editor's Prediction
Celta 1

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