Team News: Ronaldo, Higuain, Benzema all start for Real

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Cristiano Ronaldo, Gonzalo Higuain and Karim Benzema all start for Real Madrid in tonight's Copa del Rey quarter-final first leg against Barcelona.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Gonzalo Higuain and Karim Benzema all start for Real Madrid in tonight's Copa del Rey quarter-final first leg against Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Ricardo Carvalho returns in defence for Los Blancos, while Hamit Altintop will starts at right-back for the La Liga leaders.

Jose Pinto replaces Victor Valdes in goal for Barcelona, with Sergio Busquets making a return in midfield.

Lionel Messi will start in attack alongside Alexis Sanchez.

Real Madrid: Casillas; Altintop, Ramos, Carvalho, Coentrao; Diarra, Alonso, Pepe; Benzema, Huguain, Ronaldo

Barcelona: Pinto; Alves, Puyol, Pique, Abidal; Xavi, Busquets, Iniesta, Fabregas; Messi, Sanchez

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