Our prediction for this Copa del Rey match:
David faces Goliath at Estadio El Collao as Real Madrid and Alcoyano take on each other in the Copa del Rey last 32. Los Blancos are on the right track to regain the La Liga title, but they have big ambitions for the 2021/2022 Spanish Cup campaign as well. Carlo Ancelotti should opt to make changes to the team that suffered a shocking 1-0 loss to Getafe, with all Isco, Hazard, Mariano, and Marcelo pushing for a start.
Summer signing Camavinga is back from the La Liga ban, while all Vinicius Junior, Jovic, and Arribas are rated doubtful for the game. Alcoyano, on the other hand, did well to shock Levante in the last round, but Real Madrid will pose a much bigger threat for the lower-league side than their previous rivals. Since los Blancos are desperate to make amends for the shocking loss to Getafe, away win should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Karim Benzema):
Striker Karim Benzema came through his youth club Bron Terraillon in Olympique Lyon were he went through all the youth teams.
On January 15, 2005 Benzema made his debut for the first team of Lyon that season but did not have much playing time. In the 2007-2008 season he was indeed a permanent fixture in the team and he got his break . He grew that season right into a crowd favorite and clubs like Arsenal, Juventus, Manchester United, Real Madrid and AC Milan showed interest in him.
Benzema in 2008 (like 2005, 2006, and 2007) was in the champions with Olympique Lyon and had no interest in leaving France. In 2008, Karim was named best French footballer.
Highlighted Team (Real Madrid):
Real Madrid is a Spanish football club based in Madrid. Real Madrid participate in La Liga (Primera Division) and they have won 32 domestic titles. On the other hand, los Blancos have won 13 European Cup titles and that is the main reason why they are considered the biggest football club in the world.
Real Madrid play their home matches at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu and the capacity of the stadium is 84,454. Cristiano Ronaldo is the club’s most successful footballer in the 21st century and the Portuguese superstar has won two Golden Ball awards.
The likes of Alfredo Di Stefano, Zinedine Zidane, Raul Gonzalez Blanco, David Beckham and Iker Casillas are star players who were part of the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu outfit in the past. Real Madrid’s bitterest rivals are Barcelona, but the rivalry between local rivals Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid is big as well. Real Madrid’s home kit is white and, as a result, the team’s nickname is los Blancos (the Whites).