UD Cornella vs Real Madrid. Spanish Copa del Rey Fourth Round.
Estadi Cornella-El Prat.
Tuesday 28 October 2014 17:43, UK
Defending Copa del Rey champions Real Madrid will be looking to extend their winning run in all competitions to 10 games when they travel to Segunda B side Cornella.
After a poor start to the season which saw them lose to city rivals Atletico Madrid in the Supercopa before losing two of their opening three Primera Division games, Real have hit their stride and claimed a 3-1 victory over Barcelona in the first Clasico of the season on Saturday.
In the final training session before the game, Real coach Carlo Ancelotti, who has been nominated for the 2014 FIFA Best Manager award, called up Alvaro Medran, Raul de Tomas, Lucas Torro and Jaime from the reserve team to train with the first XI.
Cristiano Ronaldo, who was named La Liga's best player of last season at an awards ceremony on Monday night and was among six Real players to be nominated for the Ballon D'Or, was given the day off training.
In Wednesday's other match in the round of 32, Sevilla boss Unai Emery is ready to give younger players a chance when his side take on Segunda Division side Sabadell.
Sevilla have enjoyed a good run in the Primera Division which leaves them lying in second place behind Barcelona, tempered only by two draws in the Europa League against Standard Liege and Rijeka.
In contrast, Sabadell have lost their last two Segunda Division games, a 1-0 defeat at Mallorca and a 2-0 home loss against Girona - far from ideal preparation ahead of the clash with top flight opposition.
They lie 16th in the standings, but despite the difference in fortunes of the two sides, Emery has a clear vision of how he wants to approach the game in Catalonia.
"What we have to do is very clear, and how we want to win in Sabadell," Emery told sevillafc.es.
"I want to win with the whole team. We have to have players ready to insist that we give games to players who have already given the performance.
"Tomorrow is that day, the day to go on to compete in Sabadell to win, caring about the Cup and players who have to take that step to be there, and I trust them, because they are players who will help us in the future and that they should show the competitiveness of the team."
Watch Cornella v Real Madrid live on Sky Sports 5 HD from 6.55pm on Wednesday.