Our prediction for this Copa del Rey match:
A spot in the Spanish Cup last 16 will be at stake when Leganes welcome Sevilla at their Estadio Municipal de Butarque on Saturday evening. Leganes’ main goal is to secure automatic promotion to La Liga, and, no doubt, boss Jose Luis Marti is going to mix the squad against Sevilla. In the previous round the capital club defeated lower-league side Socuellamos. Los Sevillanos, on the other hand, aim to build on a La Liga win over Real Sociedad.
The Andalusians have big ambitions for the 2020/21 Copa del Rey campaign, and regardless of which players will be deployed in the starting XI, away win should be considered. Even though En Nesyri scored a hat-trick in the La Liga win over Real Sociedad, Dutch attacker De Jong is widely expected to lead the line for the visitors. Idrissi and El Haddadi should be recalled to the starting XI as well.
Highlighted Player (Rubén Pérez):
Rubén Pérez is a Spanish footballer who was born in Ecija on April 26, 1989. The 178-cm tall midfielder is a product of Atletico Madrid youth academy, but he made no more than one appearance in La Liga for los Rojiblancos. Ruben Perez, though, played 53 games for Atletico Madrid B before joining Deportivo La Coruna on loan.
The Spanish footballer spent some time on loan at Getafe, Real Betis, Elche and Torino as well before joining Granada in 2015. After making 31 appearances for the Andalusian side from 2015 to 2018, Ruben Perez joined Leganes on loan in 2016.
In 2018 he signed a permanent deal with Leganes and he has been playing for the capital club ever since. His main position is defensive midfielder, but he is capable of playing as a central midfielder as well. Ruben Perez has 5 caps for Spain U21 team, but he has yet to receive a call-up for the senior squad.
Highlighted Team (Sevilla):
Sevilla Futbol Club is a Spanish football club from the city Andalucia. The club is playing in the Spanish Primera Division and is playing his home games in Estadio Ramo Sanchez Pizjuan. An impressive venue with the capacity to hold 45 500 football fans. The biggest rival of Sevilla FC is city rival Real Betis Sevilla.The current second team of Sevilla is called Sevilla Atletico and is playing in the Segunda Division B. Nicknames for Sevilla are Los nervionenses and Los Rojiblancos.
Sevilla won the Spanish title once in 1946. In Spain Sevilla won the Copa del Rey 4 times. In European competitions the team had more success. The club managed to win the Europa League 4 times and is currently the most successful club in the Europa League.
The most remarkable players that played for Sevilla FC are: Suker, Zamorano, Alves, Ramos, Rakitic and the legendary Diego Maradona.