(Sporting Alert) — Kaka was left on the bench alongside Mesut Ozil and Sergio Ramos in Real Madrid Copa del Rey clash against Celta Vigo.
Kaka was expected to start the game tonight, but manager Jose Mourinho has decided to start with Luka Modric in the advanced playmaking role, the Brazilian and Ozil both named as substitutes.
Also on the bench is Ramos, first choice goalkeeper Iker Casillas, Sami Khedira and José Maria Callejón.
The strong starting team involves two holding midfielders in Michael Essien and Xabi Alonso, while Angel Di Maria, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema lead the attack.
Raphael Varane, Pepe, Ricardo Carvalho and Álvaro Arbeloa make up the back line, with Antonio Adan getting the nod in goal.
On loan Arsenal FC South Korean forward and captain Park Chu-Young is amongst the starters for Celta.
Iago Aspas and Castaneda Mario Bermejo will be his strike partners, while Augusto Fernandez, Gustavo Cabral and Andres Tunez all start at home as well for Celta.
Celta Team: Sergio, Hugo Mallo, Cabral, Túñez, Roberto Lago, Oubiña, Augusto, Bermejo, Krohn-Dehli, Park, Aspas.
Real Madrid Team: Adán, Varane, Pepe, Carvalho, Arbeloa, Alonso, Essien, Modric, Di María, Ronaldo, Benzema.
Subs: Casillas, Ramos, Khedira, Kaka, Özil, Callejón, Nacho.