Real Madrid vs Atlético Madrid – Copa del Rey 2022/23: Team news, predicted line-ups & kick off time
Real Madrid are back in action on Thursday where they’ll be facing Atlético Madrid in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals.
The last time Los Blancos one this trophy was in 2014 against Barcelona when Gareth Bale famously ran off the pitch and around Marc Bartra to score the winner.
As for Atlético, they last managed to lift the trophy the year before that, Diego Simeone’s side last won this trophy in 2013 against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu.
Here’s everything you need to know about the clash.
Carlo Ancelotti will be without the services of Aurélien Tchouaméni, Eden Hazard, Dani Carvajal and Lucas Vazquez who are all injured. David Alaba is fit and available after recovering from injury.
As for Atlético, Jose Gimenez has been struggling with a muscle problem and is a doubt. Stefan Savic and Sergio Reguilon are both available after serving their suspensions.
📋 Squad list for Thursday’s match against Atlético Madrid.
❌ Players NOT called up: Tchouaméni, Hazard, Carvajal & Lucas Vazquéz. pic.twitter.com/cSLiGuYbKl
— Real Madrid News (@onlyrmcfnews) January 25, 2023
Real Madrid (4-3-3):
Nacho — Militao — Alaba — Mendy
Modric — Camavinga — Kroos
Valverde — Benzema — Vinicius
Atlético Madrid (4-4-2):
Molina — Savic — Hermoso — Reinildo
Llorente — De Paul — Koke — Kondogbia
Griezmann — Morata
Head-to-head results (Last Five Games)
Real Madrid: 3 Wins
Atlético Madrid: 1 Win
Real Madrid host their eternal rivals Atlético Madrid in the Copa del Rey on Thursday night (26 January) at 21:00 CET.