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Official: Real Madrid squad list to face Atletico Madrid | Copa del Rey

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Real Madrid will have the chance to register two wins out of two against Atletico Madrid as the two sides lock horns in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals tomorrow night.

Real Madrid still have a fair few key players out injured for the derby against Diego Simeone’s side, including both right-backs in Dani Carvajal and Lucas Vazquez.

Aurelien Tchouameni and Eden Hazard have also been ruled out of the Atletico clash, although the latter was seen training with the team today.

Ancelotti will, however, be able to rely on the services of David Alaba. The Austrian missed the Spanish Super Cup and the subsequent two games due to injury, but has been confirmed as a starter by Ancelotti for tomorrow.

Nacho Fernandez is also in line to start again as a right-back in the absence of Carvajal and Vazquez.

Youngsters Sergio Arribas and Mario Martin have been called up from the reserves, but will, in all probability, start from the bench.

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Ancelotti talks Courtois, Militao, Bellingham, VAR controversies ahead of Las Palmas vs Real Madrid

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Coming off a highly controversial game against Almeria, Real Madrid will now travel to Gran Canaria to take on Las Palmas tomorrow as part of the early kick-off.

Carlo Ancelotti spoke about the clash tomorrow, starting off by confirming his goalkeeper for tomorrow, “Lunin will start tomorrow.”

He also added that Madrid were looking to get back to their usual level after back-to-back poor performances, one of which included elimination against Atletico Madrid in the Copa del Rey round of 16.

“We are motivated to return to our best level after 2 bad games.”

The Italian gaffer also commented on the biggest football story in the world today, which was Jurgen Klopp announcing his decision to leave Liverpool at the end of the season.

“It’s quite surprising, I understand. Working for a long time with the same club and players lowers your motivation a bit. He’s doing a fantastic job at Liverpool.”

And of course, Ancelotti also spoke about the leaked VAR audiovisual, some of which are highly controversial for all parties involved. Barcelona coach and players have also commented on the same, in light of the Negreira case.

“They have talked a lot. Everyone knows what has happened in the last 20 years in Spanish football. The Civil Guard is carrying out an investigations. That is the real problem of Spanish football.”

Luckily for the manager and fans, all injured players — minus the ACL trio of David Alaba, Eder Militao, and Thibaut Courtois — are available. Jude Bellingham is suspended, however.

“Everyone is available now after the recent period of injuries.”

“Making up for Bellingham’s absence tomorrow? Brahim and Joselu are available options. They were able to show themselves after I relied on them as substitutes,” he added.

And as far as Militao and Courtois are concerned, both of whom tore their ACL early in the season, Ancelotti suggested that they could make their return before the season ends.

“Courtois and Militão both have the option to play this season. The recovery process is going very well, they are training on an individual level. It is February and these types of injuries last 6-8 months, so I think they will recover before the end of the season.”

Source: Mundo Deportivo

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