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Real Madrid can secure a place in the semifinals of this season's Cop del Rey tonight as they prepare to face Espanyol for the third time this month.

Where to Watch Live

The match is scheduled for an 8pm GMT (1.30am IST) start, with Ten Action and Ten HD providing live coverage in India. US viewers can live stream the game HERE, while viewers in the UK can watch the match HERE. North Africa and Middle East viewers can catch all the action live HERE.


The Meringues had secured a 1-0 win in the first leg of this tie at the Cornella-El Prat last week, courtesy of a Karim Benzema goal. That victory followed a La Liga game between the two sides at the same venue two weeks ago, which again Real won 1-0, this time with a goal from Pepe.

Real have won all seven of their games played in 2014 and are the only La Liga side to do so. The recent good run of form saw Los Blancos closing the gap between them and league leaders Barcelona and Atletico Madrid to just one point. They also remain unbeaten since the El Clasico defeat at Camp Nou back in October.


Espanyol, on the other hand, are ninth in the league table, way below the race for the European spots but well clear of the relegation battle. They are struggling for form, having won just two games in their last seven matches in all comeptition

However, the Parakeets did gave Carlo Ancelotti's men a run for their money in both games and will be hoping for a change of fortune at the Bernabeu tonight.

Team News

Real: Gareth Bale (leg) has been sidelined for this game, while Sami Khedira (knee) and Raphael Varane (knee) remain sidelined

Espanyol: Midfielder David Lopez (hamstring) misses out for the Parakeets.

Expected lineups: Real: Casillas, Arbeloa, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo, Illarramendi, Modric, di Maria, Jese, Ronaldo, Benzema

Espanyol: Casilla, R Rodriguez, Sindei, Capdevila, Moreno, V Sanchez, A Gonzalez, Torje, S García, Pizzi, Lanzarote

Prediction: 3-1 to Madrid