(Sporting Alert) — As Expected, Real Madrid are without Cristiano Ronaldo for tonight’s Spanish Copa del Rey final against Barcelona at Mestalla.

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Leading the attack tonight for Real Madrid are, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale. Advanced attacking positions are also handed out Isco and Angel Di Maria.

Xabi Alonso and Luka Modric will sit in the central midfield, while Pepe and Sergio Ramos are amongst the starters in the backline.

Iker Casillas starts in goal over Diego Lopez.

For Barcelona, who are hoping to recover from their league defeat over the weekend, Neymar, Lionel Messi and Cesc Fabregas, all start for Tata Martino’s side.

Carles Puyol, Alex Song, Pedro and Alexis Sanchez are all options off the bench.

Barcelona v Real Madrid

Barcelona: Pinto, Alves, Mascherano, Bartra, Alba, Busquets, Xavi, Iniesta, Neymar, Messi, Fabregas. Subs: Oier, Puyol, Adriano, Song, Sergi Roberto, Pedro, Alexis Sanchez.

Real Madrid: Casillas, Carvajal, Pepe, Ramos, Coentrao, Xabi Alonso, Modric, Bale, Di Maria, Isco, Benzema. Subs: Diego Lopez, Varane, Casemiro, Nacho, Morata, Illarramendi, Willian Jose.


Walter Hoyos joins SportingAlert as contributor for Spanish football and the Spain national team. I like to travel, one of the favourite things on my list, but I also like to just spend time with family and friends when I am not covering football games. Hope to dump into some of my readers some day.

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