SPANISH FOOTBALL | SPORTS: PRE- MATCH SPANISH CUP | POSSIBLE REAL MADRID - FC BARCELONA LINE-UPS

PRE- MATCH SPANISH CUP | POSSIBLE REAL MADRID - FC BARCELONA LINE-UPS

Its on again, the clash of the Football Titans, this time the 1º leg of the SPANISH CUP ( Copa del Rey ). At 22.00 hrs (10.00pm)  Spanish local time REAL MADRID plays FC BARCELONA at the "Santiago Bernabeu" Stadium.

Although the "atmosphere" is less tense than previous ocassion it is certainly the talk of the town & of the Football World. Most of the talks are centered on the opening line-ups & the tactical set ups, as many think Coach Guardiola of Barça knows all the "party tricks" that Real Madrid Coach Mourinho may put on tonight. This puts the pressure on "Mou" to surprise us & find the way to "break" the Barça winning streak, as Pep Guardiola is tied with what he has ( top material, of course ) but limited due to injuries.

Thus the Barça line-up is fairly "easy" to predict, but Real Madrid? Will Di Maria play? Callejon? Benzema or Higuain, or both? Lass on the right defensive flank? Ramos? Pepe as central midfielder? Albiol? Marcelo as midfielder? Coentrao? 4-3-3 or 3-1-3-1? No one knows as Mourinho is keeping his cards close to his chest & will reveal the starting line-up 1 hour before the match.


Meanwhile Spanish Sports paper "Marca" SPECULATES & gives us these two diagrams / possible of what they think could be the starting line-ups:

SPANISH CUP 2012
Real Madrid

SPANISH CUP
Fc Barcelona

I am comfortable with the Barça prediction, although Guardiola may surprise. Where I am not at all comfortable is with the speculated Real Madrid line-up, I feel Mou has a couple of surprises installed.

The only way to get out of doubt is to watch your TV or internet channel & see for yourself. Spanish Football Sports will post a full round - up late ( game finishes close to midnight ) . Please surf in.

NOTE: The line-ups are speculations , they are NOT confirmed!


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