Wednesday, January 8th, 2014
Real Madrid host the Pamplona outfit Osasuna at the Santiago Bernabeu on Thursday night in the first leg of their Copa del Rey tie.
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Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has said that Gareth bale will return to the starting line-up with Angel di Maria dropping to the bench. Historically Real Madrid haven’t paid much attention to the Copa del Rey but Jose Mourinho made it clear that he expects the club to challenge for any silverware, it isn’t yet clear if Ancelotti regards the Copa del Rey with the same importance.
Xabi Alonso will probably miss out due to continued difficulties coming back from a burst ear-drum. However Real Madrid will expect a tough test from Osasuna who held them to a 2-2 draw just a few weeks ago.
Osasuna beat Malaga to earn the right to play Real Madrid and will look to cause another shock result. After the 2-2 draw, most Osasuna fans will remember that they could have even won the game, and the team will take pride in that.
Manager Javi Garcia will probably be without attacker Manuel but will rely on Chelsea loanee Oriel Romeu to step into a more attacking role and provide the firepower.