Real Madrid Vs CD Alcoyano Live Reddit Score 5/1/2022
CD Alcoyano is going head to head with Real Madrid starting on 5 Jan 2022 at 20:30 UTC at Estadio El Collao stadium, Alcoy city, Spain. The match is a part of the Copa del Rey. Real Madrid will be bidding to qualify for the last-16 stage of the Copa del Rey when they take on Alcoyano at Campo Municipal El Collao on Wednesday night.
Los Blancos will enter the contest off the back of a shock 1-0 loss at Getafe in La Liga, while third-tier side Alcoyano suffered a 1-0 defeat to Linense in their last league contest on December 18. Alcoyano, who operate in the third tier of Spanish football, reached the last-16 stage of last season’s Copa del Rey, which proved to be their best ever performance in the competition.
Deportivo are now bidding to reach the round of 16 once again, although they have been handed arguably the toughest draw of all, with Real Madrid their opponents in the last-32 stage of the competition. The lower-league side recorded a famous 2-1 victory over Los Blancos at the same stage of last season’s tournament, though, with the hosts netting an extra-time winner to secure a huge result.
Alcoyano have previously played in La Liga on four occasions but have not been present in the top flight since 1950-51, when they were relegated to the second tier courtesy of a 15th-place finish. Vicente Parras’s side have beaten Badajoz and Levante to advance to the third round of this season’s competition, but they lost their last league game at Linense on December 18, which left them in 11th position in their domestic table, level on points with Real Madrid Castilla.
Real Madrid, meanwhile, are the third-most successful side in the history of the Copa del Rey, lifting the trophy on 19 occasions, but they have not been victorious since the 2013-14 season. The Spanish Cup is again third on the team’s list of priorities this season, with La Liga and Champions League more important to the club, but Ancelotti will be desperate to secure as much silverware as possible.
As mentioned, Real Madrid, who went down 1-0 at Getafe in La Liga on Sunday, lost their last Copa del Rey contest away to Alcoyano last season, and the capital giants will certainly be wary of suffering another upset here. Los Blancos have enjoyed an impressive first half to the 2021-22 campaign, though, sitting top of La Liga, eight points clear of second-placed Sevilla, while they progressed to the last-16 stage of the Champions League as section winners, which saw them drawn against Paris Saint-Germain.
A busy start to this month, meanwhile, will see Ancelotti’s side take on Valencia in the league on January 8 before tackling Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup on January 12, and the team will be desperate to bounce back from the loss at Getafe, which ended a 15-game unbeaten run in all competitions.
Alcoyano’s side is expected to be similar to the one that took to the field for the Copa del Rey contest against Levante last month, with Mourad, who netted twice, again featuring in the final third.
Head coach Parras will be without Angel Lopez following his red card in the second-round contest, but the home side are otherwise in good shape in terms of their first-team squad. Dani Vega is likely to get the nod alongside Mourad in the final third, while Javi Anton and Javier Garcia could again feature in the wide areas for the third-tier outfit.
Real Madrid are again expected to be without the services of Dani Carvajal through injury for this match, while Vinicius Junior, Luka Jovic and Gareth Bale are all likely to be unavailable following recent positive coronavirus tests, although Vinicius is now believed to be testing negative.
Head coach Ancelotti will make wholesale changes to his starting side, with the likes of Andriy Lunin, Jesus Vallejo, Antonio Blanco and Mariano Diaz set to be given rare opportunities to impress. There could also be a start in the final third of the field for 19-year-old Peter Gonzalez, but there is still expected to be plenty of experience in the shape of Lucas Vazquez, Nacho, Marcelo and Eden Hazard.
Alcoyano possible starting lineup:
Juan; Lillo, Blanco, Ferriz, Carbonell; Anton, I Garcia, Juanan, J Garcia; Mourad, Vega
Real Madrid possible starting lineup:
Lunin; Vazquez, Nacho, Vallejo, Marcelo; Camavinga, Blanco, Valverde; Hazard, Mariano, Peter
NAME: CD Alcoyano – Real Madrid
DATE: 5 Jan 2022
TIME: 20:30 UTC
VENUE: Estadio El Collao, Alcoy, Spain
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