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Real Madrid rest Benzema, Bale, Ronaldo for Copa del Rey game

Madrid, Oct 25 (IANS) Real Madrid's attacking trio of Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo, popularly known as BBC, will not play in ...

Madrid, Oct 25 (IANS) Real Madrid's attacking trio of Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo, popularly known as BBC, will not play in the Copa del Rey match facing Real Madrid with Cultural Leonesa on Wednesday. Goalkeeper Keylor Navas and defender Marcelo are also out of the call.

"I don't think we'll change the system much, but there will be rotations. We have almost everyone available," Real head coach Zinedine Zidane said, according to Efe.

Zidane also revealed who will guard the goal on Wednesday. "(Kiko) Casilla will play tomorrow. The idea is that he'll play in the Cup, but I cannot say what will happen in the future. What happens from day to day will dictate what we will do," he said.

--IANS

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