Our prediction for this Copa del Rey match:
A spot in the Copa del Rey round 2 will be at stake when Melilla and Levante face each other at Estadio Alvarez Claro on Thursday evening. Melilla aim to build on a 2-1 win over Antequera, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in the game against the La Liga side. Fernando Aznar’s troops have been struggling in the Tercera Division this season, and, as a result, head coach Manolo Herrero got fired.
Los Levantinos, on the other hand, sit in the middle of the La Liga table after 17 rounds, with the team beating Granada on the road in their last league fixture. The club from Valencia aim to kick off their Spanish Cup campaign in style, and even though Melilla new boss Fernando Aznar helped the team regain much-needed confidence, away win should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Nikola Vukcevic):
Nikola Vukcevic is yet another Montenegro footballer who plays for Braga as a midfielder. The 184-cm-tall player was born in Podgorica on 13 December, 1991. Vukcevic began his senior career at his hometown club Buducnost Podgorica and he was part of the team from 2010 to 2013.
The Montenegro footballer scored four goals in 65 league appearances for the club. In 2013 he joined Braga as a free player and he initially played for the reserve team. After making 31 appearances for Braga B he made his debut for the first team against Vitoria, coming from the bench in the stoppage time. Speaking of his international career, Nikola Vukcevic made his Montenegro debut against Ghana on 5 March, 2014 in a friendly game.
The Hrabri sokoli defeated the Black Stars back then. His main position is defensive midfielder, but he plays as a central midfielder and as attacking midfielder as well. Nikola’s contract with Braga expires on 30 June, 2020.
Highlighted Team (Levante ):
Levante Union Deportiva is a Spanish football club from the city Valencia and is playing in the highest Spanish football division since 2010. The club is the second biggest of Valencia after the very known football club Valencia CF. The Valencia derby is one of the most hectic football games in the region. The nickname of Levante UD is Las Granotes which literally means the frogs. The club host it’s home games in the Ciutat de Valencia Stadium which holds a capacity of 26 000 seats. The club colors of Levante are blue and red.
The biggest success of Levante UD was in 1937 where the club won the Copa del Rey. Other prizes Levante won in lower divisions are the Segunda Division A in 2004 and the Seguda Division B in 1999. Famous players that played for Levante are Johan Cruyff, Sergio Garcia, Arveladze and Juanfran.