After drawing against Sevilla (3-3) at Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán on Thursday, Los Blancos have discovered their next rival in Copa del Rey. Real Madrid will face Celta de Vigo on Wednesday 18th of January at Santiago Bernabéu and the second leg will be held at Balaídos on the 25th of January.
Zidane’s side continue with the run of 40 game unbeaten and they want to keep this strike against Sevilla in La Liga and Celta de Vigo in Copa del Rey. The team trained by Eduardo Berizzo knocked out Valencia in the Last 16 Round after thrashing (1-4) the ‘chés’ in Mestalla and the victory (2-1) at Balaídos.
Celta de Vigo will be a tough game for Real Madrid. The Galician team beat last year Atlético de Madrid in Copa del Rey, winning at Vicente Calderón. Iago Aspas is their star, having scored 11 goals in La Liga so far. The former Liverpool player is shining again and he’s been called even by the national coach, Julen Lopetegui.
Celta were also able to beat FC Barcelona this year at Balaídos (4-3) in one of the best games in La Liga. This year they are struggling in the domestic competition -they are ninth with 24 points- because they are paying the effort of participating in Europe. They were also able to qualify into the Last 64 Round of Europa League, where they will face Shakhtar Donetsk.
Real Madrid have avoided to play in the quarter-finals of Copa del Rey against FC Barcelona or Atlético de Madrid. The Catalans will play against Real Sociedad, whereas Simeone’s side was lucky enough and they will face Eibar. Newly promoted team Alavés will play against Alcorcón, the only team from the second division. The draw for the semifinals will take place on Friday 27th at 13:00, Spanish time.