MX23RW : Tuesday, February 19 11:59:54
Dec 6, 2018 at 3.15pm UK at ​Estadio Santiago Bernabéu (Madrid)
Attendance: 55,243
Real Madrid
6-1
Melilla
Asensio (33', 35'), Sanchez (39'), Isco (47', 83'), Junior (75')
FT(HT: 3-0)
Qasmi (81' pen.)

How Real Madrid could line up against Melilla

Sports Mole takes a look at how Real Madrid could line up for Thursday's Copa del Rey clash with Melilla.

Real Madrid will be bidding to make the last-16 stage of the Copa del Rey when they welcome Melilla to the Bernabeu on Thursday afternoon.

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.

Santiago Solari's team will enter the match off the back of a 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.

Here, Sports Mole looks at how a much-changed Madrid could line up in front of their own supporters on Thursday afternoon.


POSS RM XI vs. MEL

Out: Nacho (knee), Casemiro (ankle)
Doubtful: Alvaro Odriozola (knock)

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.

Keylor Navas will replace Thibaut Courtois between the sticks, while Javi Sanchez and Sergio Reguilon are both expected to start at the back.

There should also be a midfield spot for Federico Valverde, while Marcos Llorente and Dani Ceballos should also be selected in the middle of the park.

Karim Benzema played and scored in the first leg against Melilla, but Mariano Diaz is expected to get the nod for this match, with Vinicius Junior and Isco also coming into the starting XI.

Gareth Bale, Sergio Ramos, Toni Kroos and Luka Modric are all likely to be rested ahead of the trip to Huesca at the weekend.

Share this article now:
Sergio Ramos celebrates scoring from the spot during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Real Valladolid on November 3, 2018
Read Next:
How Real Madrid could line up against Roma
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City27212474205465
2Liverpool26205159154465
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs26200654252960
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd26156552351751
5Arsenal26155653371650
6Chelsea26155645291650
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2611693433139
8Watford2610793434037
9Everton2796123639-333
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2696113239-733
11Bournemouth26103133747-1033
12Leicester CityLeicester2695123134-332
13Crystal Palace2676132734-727
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2676132839-1127
15Burnley2676132947-1827
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2667132234-1225
17Cardiff CityCardiff2674152447-2325
18Southampton2659122844-1624
19Fulham2645172558-3317
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2625191448-3411

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account