It’s interesting to see Real Madrid’s main squad in Copa Del Rey. Copa of Spain was always a tournament for testing bench squad strength and length.
Zinedine Zidane is very serious about Copa Del Rey
French coach understands that each trophy counts. If we take a look at SuperCopa of Spain, Zidane was very serious about winning the trophy. As of now, Zidane wants to win Copa Del Rey too. Fans believed that Copa would be used for the bench to show us the worth of their skills and influence. As it seems, Zidane has a different approach to Copa Del Rey. He used most of the starting line-up players against the unknown team – Unionistas.
Casemiro and Valverde in starting line-up
Zidane decided to start the match with Valverde and Casemiro. It was a clear signal that the French coach wanted to win the first match of Copa Del Rey. Unionistas are not playing in the higher division of Spain, but they have fought for every inch. Unfortunately for local fans, Real Madrid could easily score three goals and advance to the next level.
Gareth Bale is not happy
As you may know, Zidane decided to give a rest to Bale last week. After a return from Jeddah, Zidane has not used Welshman in the La Liga match. Gareth Bale is not happy at Real Madrid for a long time. The player has proved that he is not even celebrating goals. Bale scored the first goal against Unionistas. After the goal, Bale had no smile on face as it was a clear message that he is not happy with the current situation. Keep in mind that Bale’s goal was first one after 1st September when he scored two away goals against Villareal. It’s believed that Gareth Bale may leave Los Blancos in the next few days. Tottenham wants to sign Bale again and give him more freedom in attack. Jose Mourinho is looking for a lengthy squad list so that Bale could be a good signing.
The happy face of Brahim Diaz
Gareth Bale was substituted for Brahim Diaz. Youngsters entered the field with a smiling face and could score a goal. We should note that Brahim also helped Unionista player to score an own goal.