Mourinho goes with the reserves

A heavily-changed Real Madrid squad has been selected for the Copa del Rey trip to Alcoyano this Wednesday.

Los Blancos face the Segunda Division B side in the first of two legs this midweek as part of the round of 32 in the Spanish Cup.

For the tie, Coach Jose Mourinho has picked a weakened squad, with a number of senior back-ups players selected alongside members of the youth team.

Mourinho answered critics today on his apparent reluctance to use players from the Castilla side.

Real Madrid squad to face Alcoyano: Adan, Jesus, Ruben Yanez, Varane, Albiol, Carvalho, Nacho, Essien, Callejon, Kaka, Modric, Di Maria, Alex y Jose Rodriguez, Higuain, Benzema, Morata.

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