Real Madrid and Villarreal meet again, but this time for the knockout stages of the Copa del Rey. Ten days ago, for LaLiga Santander, the ‘yellow submarine’ surprised the current European champions by beating them 2-1. This match will be different, the one who loses says goodbye to the Spanish tournament.
Real Madrid faces its Copa del Rey knockout match against Villarreal as “an opportunity to get out of a complicated moment,” coach Carlos Ancelotti said.
“We consider it an opportunity to get out of this complicated moment, which usually happens in a season,” said Ancelotti, at the press conference prior to Thursday’s meeting at La Cerámica.
“It’s a difficult game, but we have the motivation to get out of here early,” added the Italian, whose team lost the Spanish Super Cup to Barcelona on Sunday, giving a poor image.
“It is difficult to have a high level of (physical) condition” after the World Cup in Qatar mid-season, he justified.
“That we were not going to be at full capacity now, in January, was predictable,” said the merengue coach, who also lamented the unforeseen injuries of men like Aurélien Tchouaméni or David Alaba.
The current dynamic “is not positive, it hurts, but we have to be calm, the season is long,” Ancelotti said.
The Italian coach believes that “everyone thinks Real Madrid is dead”, but “we will never lower our arms, not tomorrow, not on Sunday, ever. Let’s get out of this dynamic. When? I don’t know. But for sure we will get out.”
— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) January 18, 2023
Villarreal vs Real Madrid: schedules in the world
Mexico: 2:00 p.m.
Peru: 3:00 p.m.
Colombia: 3:00 p.m.
Ecuador: 3:00 p.m.
Bolivia: 4:00 p.m.
Venezuela: 4:00 p.m.
Chile: 5:00 p.m.
Argentina: 5:00 p.m.
Uruguay: 5:00 p.m.
Brazil: 5:00 p.m.
Spain: 9:00 p.m.
Italy: 9:00 p.m.
When and what time does Villarreal vs Real Madrid play?
Villarreal vs Real Madrid will clash in a vibrant duel on Thursday, January 19. The contest between both squads is scheduled at 3:00 p.m. (Peruvian time) and will take place at the La Cerámica stadium.
Where and how to watch Villarreal vs Real Madrid LIVE?
The match LIVE will be broadcast by DSports (610-619) and DGO. In Spain, the comparison can be seen by the Movistar signal.
Villarreal vs Real Madrid: Probable line-ups in the Copa del Rey
Villarreal CF: Reina, Foyth or Aïssa Mandi, Albiol, Pau Torres, Alberto Moreno; Parejo, Capoue, Alex Baena; Chukwueze, Gerard Moreno and Yeremy Pino.
Real Madrid: Thibaut Courtois; Nacho, Militao, Rüdiger, Mendy; Kroos, Camavinga, Fede Valverde; Rodrygo Goes, Vinícius Junior and Karim Benzema.