the derby Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid focuses the spotlight on the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey, which take place on Wednesday and Thursday, in which Barcelona will host Real Sociedad.
Atlético, on an upward streak, visits the Santiago Bernabéu in a single-match tie, from which one of the semifinalists of the KO tournament will emerge.
The rojiblanco team visit their great rival in the capital after beating Valladolid 3-0 in LaLiga last weekend. “A pass to the semifinals is at stake, with a team that, for the show, I’m glad they gave them five days to rest,” said the rojiblanco coach, Diego Simeone, last Saturday in reference to his duel with Real Madrid.
Atlético and Simeone already beat the meringues on their field in the Copa del Rey, in the 2013 final (2-1), in which they last lifted the trophy.
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The rojiblancos will try to repeat the feat to achieve their place in the semifinals, although the mattress coach will go to the Santiago Bernabéu with the sensitive loss of Marcos Llorente, who suffered a muscle injury on Saturday.
Real Madrid also continues without being able to count on the injured Aurélien Tchouaméni, Lucas Vázquez or Dani Carvajal for this match.
The Merengue team, which last won the Cup in 2014, will be looking for a victory, which confirms the good feelings after the two wins that followed the defeat in the final of the Spanish Super Cup against Barcelona.
TV channels to watch, Real Madrid – Atlético Madrid live
The channel in charge of televising the Real Madrid vs. Atlético Madrid will be DirecTV Sport (DSports), the channel with the rights to broadcast the Copa del Rey matches. Likewise, if you are in Spain, the channel in charge of following the match will be through La 1 de RTVE and RVTE Play.
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A new victory against Atlético would establish the white takeoff after the league victory over Athletic Bilbao on Sunday and the suffered classification to the quarterfinals of the Cup when they came back and beat Villarreal 3-2 last Thursday.
Facing the derby, Ancelotti could once again have Toni Kroos and Luka Modric in the midfield, after neither of them played against Athletic on Sunday.
In another of the duels for the semifinals of the KO tournament, Barça receives Real Sociedad with the mission of extending their good run after winning the Spanish Super Cup.
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