Our prediction for this Copa del Rey match:
Cacereno and Real Madrid square off against each other at Estadio Principe Felipe in a David-vs-Goliath Copa del Rey game. Cacereno did well to shock Girona in the last 64, but they will have a mountain to climb in Tuesday’s showdown against the Spanish giants. Talented forward Ivan Fernandez is pushing for a start after scoring the winner against Girona, while there are no fresh injury worries in the home team.
Los Blancos, on the other hand, recorded a hard-fought 2-0 win over Real Valladolid in their last league match. All Modric, Tchouameni, Camavinga, and Rodrygo are pushing for a start, but regardless of which players will be deployed in the starting XI, away win should be considered. Mariano Diaz remains on the sidelines with injury. Top scorer Karim Benzema is widely expected to start from the bench this time out.
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).