The Copa Del Rey action continues for Los Blancos tonight as they take on Real Zaragoza in the last 16 round of the competition.
The starting lineup of Real Madrid is something that is more like a mystery right now as none can guess exactly which players Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane will be selecting for his starting eleven.
What we are only certain of at the moment is that Casemiro and Isco are out of the match day squad and automatically not going to play a part of this encounter despite not injured or suspended but rather were left out as a precautionary motive for the weekend derby against Atletico Madrid.
Today, Valverde is predicted to start in place of Casemiro but we have known Zidane to be full of surprises. James Rodrigues, Brahaim Diaz, Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema, Luka Jovic, Rodrygo Goes, Lucas Vasquez, Vinicius Junior, Toni Kroos, Fede Valverde and Luka Modric are all vying for six spots in the starting lineup, who will make the cut?
As we have noticed, this is a cup Zidane and his team is also prioritizing, therefore, the French Coach is leaving no room for mistake. He is expected to go with his strongest starting eleven which should included Gareth Bale and Benzema in attack, likewise Valverde and Luka Modric in midfield with Toni Kroos rested.
A win in this encounter will push Real Madrid to the last eight of the competition and they will also be making a statement with this win as they play Atletico Madrid this weekend in a derby clash.