Los Blancos start their Copa del Rey journey against Alcoyano away.
- Real Madrid have lost just once in the last 10 games, winning 7 times and drawing twice.
- Similarly, Alcoyano have lost only once in the last 8 matches, winning 5 times, including the 2-1 victory against Huesca in the previous Copa del Rey round.
- The last meeting between the 2 sides saw Blancos beating Alcoyano 7-1 on aggregate back in the 2012-2013 Copa del Rey campaign.
Alcoyano XI: Figueras; Sanchez, Gonzalez, Ferriz, Carbonnell; Camacho, Casanova, Niguez, Lopez; El Ghezouani, Jona (h/t Sportsmole)
Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid): "We saw what Alcoyano did. We know what is happening in this tournament and we must be 100% prepared from the first minute."
SportsMole's Ben Knapton: Alcoyano 0-3 Real Madrid
"Zidane should resist the temptation to call upon some of his big-hitters for this game, even though Los Blancos are in dire need of a confidence-boosting win. Having already overcome top-flight opposition in the form of Huesca, there is no reason for Alcoyano not to take the game to the much-changed Blancos, but Zidane's men will simply have too much quality for the third-tier side and should book their spot in the next round with minimal trouble."
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