Alcoyano – Real Madrid Preview: Los Blancos aim to avoid Copa del Rey upset

Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho has no new injury concerns ahead of Wednesday’s Copa del Rey tie against Alcoyano.

The Portuguese coach is likely to rest several of his first-team players for the match, meaning there could be starting berths for Alvaro Morata, Jose Callejon, Kaka, Nacho, Raul Albiol and Antonio Adan.

Sami Khedira, Alvaro Arbeloa, Marcelo and Fabio Coentrao all remain sidelined through injury.

Alcoyano, who are 41 league places below their opponents in the Segunda B, will name their strongest line-up for what is arguably the biggest match in the club’s recent history.

  • The Valencian club’s last defeat came just over a month ago against Levante’s reserve team.
  • Alcoyano last featured in Spanish football’s top tier in the 1950-51 season.
  • Real Madrid have won just three of their eight competitive away fixtures to date this season (W3, D1, L4).
  • Los Blancos last exited the Copa del Rey at this stage in the 2009-10 season, when they were beaten 4-1 over two legs by third-tier outfit Alcorcon.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo (pictured, right) has scored 12 goals in his last six matches for Real across all competitions.

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