Zaragoza vs Real Madrid predicted lineups: Team news and possible XIs today

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Gareth Bale and Eden Hazard are still out as Real Madrid travel to Real Zaragoza in the last 16 of the Copa del Rey tonight.

The Welsh winger picked up an ankle injury in the 3-1 win away to Unionistas de Salamanca in the previous round last week and although he trained normally on Tuesday, he has been kept in reserve ahead of Saturday’s derby at home to Atletico in LaLiga.

Hazard has been sidelined with an ankle problem of his own since late November and is the final stages of his recovery, but will not feature in Zaragoza and is expected to miss the Madrid derby as well.

Marco Asensio is also still out, although the Spanish international is back in training as he recovers from an anterior cruciate ligament injury sustained in pre-season.

Casemiro, Isco and Eder Militao have all been rested for the visit to La Romareda, while there is no place in the squad for Mariano.

In midfield, Fede Valverde and James Rodriguez are likely to start after both sat out the 1-0 win at Real Valladolid in LaLiga on Sunday.

Real Zaragoza possible XI: Alvarez; Vigaray, Atienza, Grippo, Nieto; Eguaras, Raul Guti, James, Kagawa; Luis Suarez, Raphael Dwamena

Real Madrid possible XI: Courtois; Carvajal, Nacho, Ramos, Marcelo; Valverde, Kroos, James; Rodrygo, Benzema, Vinicius Junior

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