COPA DEL REY: Zidane set to drop Ronaldo, Bale and Benzema - FCNaija

Copa Del Rey By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 18/01/2018

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is set to drop the trio of Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale in the Copa Del Rey quarter-final first leg against Leganes on Thursday at the Estadio Municipal Burtarque.

Benzema is yet to play any game this year since his injury in the El-Clasico against Barcelona, Sergio Ramos is also injured and will remain on the sideline.

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Ronaldo and Bale are fit but Zidane wants to stick with his young players for this competition in a bid to give the fringe players more minute.

Marcelo is also rested and Theo Hernandez will be given the nod to start ahead of him against Leganes in the clash on Thursday.

Zinedine Zidane has named all of his other first-teamers, while youngsters Theo Hernandez, Moha Ramos, Achraf Hakimi, Marcos Llorente and Borja Mayoral are all given chances to impress once again.

Real Madrid is yet to win any game this year and suffered a defeat against Villarreal in their lasting outing in the La Liga at the Estadio Ceramica.