Sports Mole takes a look at how Real Madrid could line up for Thursday's Copa del Rey clash with Melilla.
will be bidding to make the last-16 stage of the Real Madrid when they welcome Copa del Rey to the Bernabeu on Thursday afternoon. Melilla
Los Blancos ran out
4-0 winners in the first leg of their last-32 clash at the end of October, and therefore only a miracle will prevent the European champions from progressing to the next round. 's team will enter the match off the back of a Santiago Solari 2-0 win over Valencia in La Liga on Saturday night.
As for Melilla, the third-tier outfit have won all five of their league fixtures since suffering that defeat to Madrid on home soil.
Sports Mole looks at how a much-changed Madrid could line up in front of their own supporters on Thursday afternoon. Out: (knee), Nacho (ankle) Casemiro Doubtful: (knock) Alvaro Odriozola
Head coach Solari will ring the changes from the clash with Valencia. Nacho and Casemiro are both still absent for Madrid, while Alvaro Odriozola faces a late fitness test for the match at the Bernabeu.
will replace Keylor Navas between the sticks, while Thibaut Courtois and Javi Sanchez are both expected to start at the back. Sergio Reguilon
There should also be a midfield spot for
, while Federico Valverde and Marcos Llorente should also be selected in the middle of the park. Dani Ceballos played and scored in the first leg against Melilla, but Karim Benzema is expected to get the nod for this match, with Mariano Diaz and Vinicius Junior also coming into the starting XI. Isco
, Gareth Bale , Sergio Ramos and Toni Kroos are all likely to be rested ahead of the trip to Huesca at the weekend. Luka Modric body check tags ::
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