Madrid: Real Madrid is hoping to confirm their place in the Copa del Rey semi-finals against Girona on Thursday.
Lucas Vazquez, Karim Benzema and a brace from Sergio Ramos sealed a 4-2 for Los Blancos in the first leg at the Santiago Bernabeu last week.
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Santiago Solari’s side have one foot in the final four but will be wary of slipping up at Estadi Montilivi.
Los Blancos travel to Catalunya looking to secure passage through to the Copa del Rey semi-finals after a 4-2 win in the first leg
With three wins on the bounce secured.
Real Madrid will look to make it four from four and seal their place in the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey when they travel to Girona.
Santiago Solari’s side downed their hosts 4-2 at home a week ago to put one foot firmly into the final rounds of the tournament.
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With the hosts prioritising La Liga survival over the Copa del Rey, we are backing Los Blancos to record another win when they travel to Catalonia
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Real Madrid travel to the Estadio Montilivi on Thursday evening aiming to book their place in the semi-final of the Copa del Rey.
Santiago Solari’s side hold a 4-2 first leg lead against Girona and are well placed to make the last four of the competition for the first time since 2014 against a side prioritising La Liga survival.
Eusebio Sacristan’s outfit have the chance to make history, however, and reach the last four for the first time ever.
Gareth Bale returned from injury to score in the league win at Espanyol on Sunday and could be in line to start, although Sergio Ramos went off at half-time and is likely to miss out.
Raphael Varane was sent off but is available to feature in the Copa del Rey.
Girona are likely to rest a number of players, including top scorer Cristhian Stuani who was an unused substitute in the first leg.
Centre-back Bernardo Espinosa was also rested, but having been sent off on Sunday against Barcelona, he is expected to feature.
Johan Mojica, Aday, Carles Planas, and Patrick Roberts are all still sidelined for Eusebio Sacristan’s outfit, who will be looking to overturn a two-goal margin to score an upset.
Cristhian Stuani looks set to lead the line once more for the hosts.
Santiago Solari will be forced to contend without Sergio Ramos after the defender picked up a knee strain against Espanyol – though the measure is more precautionary with the club captain set to be back for Alaves at the weekend.
Keylor Navas and Jesus Vallejo, however, do remain sidelined through injury, with a muscle tear and hamstring injury respectively.
Potential Real Madrid starting XI: Courtois; Carvajal, Varane, Nacho, Reguilon; Modric, Casemiro, Llorente; Bale, Isco, Vinicius Jr.
Potential Girona starting XI: Bounou; Alcala, Espinosa, Juanpe; Valery, Pons, Granell, Porro, Garcia; Portu, Stuani.
Score prediction: FC Girona 1-1 Real Madrid
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FC Girona vs Real Madrid
Copa del Rey 2018-19
Venue: Estadi Montiliv
Date: Thursday 31 January, 2019
Kick-off: 8:30pm GMT