Real Madrid name a strong XI for tonight’s Copa dey Rey fourth round first leg against Segunda B side Cultural Leonesa.
Despite being seven players different from Sunday’s 2-1 win against Athletic Bilbao in La Liga, Madrid start with none of their Castilla youngsters.
Kiko Casilla is named in goal and protected by two new faces in Nacho Fernandez and Danilo, while James Rodriguez is handed a welcome chance to impress in the middle of the park.
Up top, BBC are all given the night off, with Lucas Vazquez, Alvaro Morata and Marco Asensio instead leading the line for Los Blancos.
Madrid were famously expelled from last season’s Copa after they fielded the ineligible Denis Cheryshev against Cadiz at the same stage.
Cultural, meanwhile, head into the game on a high as they top Group 1 of the Segunda B Division, having thrashed Mutilvera 5-1 at the weekend.
Cultural Leonesa: Palatsi; Angel, Fornies, Gianni, I Gonzalez, Y Gonzalez, Colinas, Ortiz, Toni, Martinez, Gallar
Subs: Toure, Leandro, Orti, Benja, Cristobal
Real Madrid: Casilla; Carvajal, Nacho, Pepe, Danilo; Isco, Kroos, James; Vazquez, Morata, Asensio
Subs: Varane, Coentrao, Kovacic, Mariano, Yanez
Referee: Trujillo Suarez