MX23RW : Monday, March 1 19:33:40| >> :120:17867:17867:
Apr 16, 2014 at 8.30pm UK at Estadio de Mestalla
Barcelona
1-2
Real Madrid
Bartra (69')
FT(HT: 0-1)
di Maria (11'), Bale (85')

Report: Isco to start against Barcelona

A report claims that Isco will start for Real Madrid in tonight's Copa del Rey final against Barcelona.

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has reportedly decided to start with Spanish midfielder Isco in tonight's Copa del Rey final against Barcelona at the Mestalla.

Due to Cristiano Ronaldo's absence from the XI, Angel di Maria is expected to move into a three-pronged attack alongside Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema.

It had initially been thought that Asier Illarramendi would come into the midfield for protection, but according to Marca, Isco has been given the nod and will start alongside Luka Modric and Xabi Alonso.

Los Blancos have won the Copa del Rey 18 times, but were beaten in the final last season by rivals and current La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid.

ID:150182:cQx:QQ:

Click here for more stories about Carlo Ancelotti

Click here for more stories about Real Madrid

Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Gareth Bale of Real Madrid CF duels for the ball with Sergio Busquets of FC Barcelona during the La Liga match on October 26, 2013
Read Next:
Preview: Barcelona vs. Real Madrid
>
Latest Sports Video
Sports Mole Logo
Enter your email address to subscribe to Sports Mole's free match previews newsletter! Updates are sent twice a week.

rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Atletico MadridAtletico24184247163158
2Barcelona25165455223353
3Real Madrid24164442192352
4Sevilla24153634181648
5Real Sociedad24118541202141
6Real Betis25123103338-539
7Villarreal2581343327637
8Granada2596103142-1133
9Levante2571173534132
10Athletic Bilbao2486103428630
11Celta Vigo257993037-730
12Osasuna2577112333-1028
13Getafe2576122030-1027
14Valencia2569103035-527
15CadizCadiz2567122141-2025
16AlavesAlaves2557132039-1922
17EibarEibar25410112028-822
18Real Valladolid25410112336-1322
19ElcheElche2449112136-1521
20Huesca25311112236-1420

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!