Athletic Club is going head to head with Real Madrid starting on 3 Feb 2022 at 20:30 UTC at San Mames stadium, Bilbao city, Spain. The match is a part of the Copa del Rey.
Kick Off Time, Location and Match Venue
Start date: 4 Feb 2022 02:00 IST
Venue: San Mames
Referee: Jesus Gil Manzano, Spain
Head to Head Record
FT: Real Madrid 2-0 Athletic Club
FT: Athletic Club 1-2 Real Madrid
FT: Real Madrid 1-0 Athletic Club
Real Madrid Team News
With Marcelo serving a lengthy Copa del Rey suspension and Ferland Mendy out with an adductor ailment, Carlo Ancelotti is low on left-back options for this match.
Casemiro and Vinicius Junior are unlikely to play for Brazil against Paraguay, despite the fact that they have already qualified for the 2022 World Cup. Rodrygo and Federico Valverde are also in the squad.
Marco Asensio has been cleared to play, but Mariano Diaz and Karim Benzema are also unavailable, so Ancelotti may have to rely on Luka Jovic as his focal point.
Athletic Bilbao Team News
Athletic should approach the quarter-final with a near-clean bill of health, despite the fact that Unai Vencedor’s hamstring injury will most certainly keep him out.
After recovering from a bout of coronavirus, Yeray Alvarez, Oihan Sancet, and Oscar de Marcos should all be able to play. Iker Muniain is also expected to play in some capacity.
It remains to be seen whether the skipper is able to start, but if he isn’t, Nico Williams, 19, will make a strong case for a spot so that he can once again accompany his brother Inaki Williams.
Athletic Bilbao possible starting XI:
Simon; De Marcos, Alvarez, Martinez, Balenziaga; Berenguer, D. Garcia, Zarraga, Muniain; I. Williams, R. Garcia
Real Madrid possible starting XI:
Lunin; Carvajal, Militao, Nacho, Alaba; Modric, Camavinga, Kroos; Bale, Jovic, Hazard
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