Our prediction for this Copa del Rey match:
Atletico Madrid will be aiming to book thier place in the Copa del Rey last 32 when they take on UD Cornella on Wednesday evening. Los Rojiblancos are leading the chase for the La Liga trophy, but it is well known that Diego Simeone wants to win everything. The capital club faced no difficulties in a 3-0 win over Cardassar in their opener, and bookies once again seem them as hot favourites to win the Copa del Rey game.
UD Cornella, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Barcelona B. The Segunda B side have been struggling in the league of late, and we do not believe that they are capable of claiming a major scalp in the Copa del Rey last 64. Even though Cholo Simeone is likely to mix the squad, away win should be considered. The likes of Vitolo, Joao Felix, Saul, Renan Lodi, Savic and Kondogbia should be recalled to the starting XI.
Highlighted Player (Luis Suarez):
Luis Suarez is a controversial footballer who plays for La Liga side Barcelona as a striker. The Uruguayan forward moved to Europe in 2006, signing a deal with Groningen. After scoring 10 goals in 27 league appearances for the club in the 2006/2007 Eredivisie campaign, he joined Ajax at the end of the season. The prolific striker scored no less than 81 goals in 110 appearances for Ajax and, as a result, Liverpool chiefs decided to sign him on 31 January 2011.
Suarez became the club’s most expensive signing and he was producing thrilling performances with the Anfield outfit between 2011 and 2014. Liverpool were on the verge of winning the 2013/2014 Premier League trophy, but Steven Gerrard slipped in the decider against Chelsea and they eventually finished the season in second place in the standings.
In 2014 Suarez joined Barcelona and he was the top scorer in the 2015/2016 La Liga campaign. He won the 2013/2014 Premier League Golden Boot as well and in 2011 he clinched the Copa America trophy with Uruguay.
Highlighted Team (Atletico Madrid):
Atletico Madrid are a Spanish team that plays in Primera Division (La Liga). Los Rojiblancos or los Colchoneros play their home matches at Estadio Vicente Calderon, which holds up to 54,960 spectators. Atletico Madrid have won 10 La Liga titles, but they have yet to lift the European Cup (Champions League) trophy.
Los Rojiblancos have won 10 Copa del Rey (Spanish Cup) trophies and it has to be noted that they defeated their bitter local rivals Real Madrid in the 2012/2013 Spanish Cup final. The rivalry between the two capital clubs is pretty big and El Madrileno is regarded as one of the most exciting derbies in the world football.
Atletico Madrid played two Champions League finals under Diego Simeone, but they failed to beat Real Madrid in the title games (2013/2014 and 2015/2016). However, the Argentine tactician helped Atletico Madrid win the La Liga trophy in 2014 and, no doubt, he is one of the most successful coaches in the history of the capital club.