Cacereño vs Real Madrid: Alignments and LIVE updates
Real Madrid begin their Copa del Rey campaign hoping to end a nine-year drought in the competition.
Real Madrid visit Cacereño tonight in the Copa del Rey round of 32 as they hope to win their first Spanish Cup since 2014.
Cacereño plays in the RFEF Second Division – the fourth level of Spanish soccer. Real Madrid should be the heavyweight favorites to win this, but lower tier teams have managed to knock out Los Blancos in the Copa del Rey in recent years.
El Cacereño will be encouraged by their 2-1 victory over Girona in the round of 16. Also, facing Real Madrid will be a unique opportunity for them, which will motivate them to hit way, way above their weight.
Real Madrid, for their part, recorded a 2-0 victory over Real Valladolid in their first match after the league resumed. The last time they lifted the Copa del Rey was in 2014, under the orders of Carlo Ancelotti.
Cacereño vs Real Madrid confirmed lineups
Cacereño XI (4-1-4-1): Dark; Molina, Aguado, Jose Martinez, Gomis; Clausí; I. Fernandez, Telles, Manchon, Carmelo; Great
Real Madrid XI (4-3-3): monin; Vázquez, Militao, Nacho, Odriozola; Camavinga, Tchouameni, Ceballos; Asensio, Rodrygo, Hazard
Cacereno vs Real Madrid LIVE updatesNext matches of Real Madrid
The Whites will visit Villarreal on Saturday, January 7, and then face Valencia in the Spanish Super Cup semi-final at the Rey Fahd International Stadium on January 11.