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Real Madrid-Sevilla team news: Karim Benzema on the bench

Real boss Zinedine Zidane has gone for an attack of Álvaro Morata, James Rodríguez and Marco Asensio in this evening's Copa del Rey clash. France-England live

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Real Madrid-Sevilla team news: Karim Benzema on the bench
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Real Madrid vs Granada

Karim Benzema is an unexpected absentee from the Real Madrid line-up as Los Blancos host Sevilla in the Copa del Rey this evening (21:15 CET).

Morata, James, Asensio up front for CR7-less Real

Real boss Zinedine Zidane, who yesterday also sprang a surprise by leaving Cristiano Ronaldo out of his squad, has opted for Álvaro Morata, James Rodríguez and Marco Asensio in attack.

Goalkeeper Kiko Casilla comes in for regular custodian Keylor Navas, while Nacho Fernández partners Raphael Varane in central defence.

Zidane missing injured quintet

Zidane celebrates one year as Real Madrid head coach today.
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Zidane celebrates one year as Real Madrid head coach today.Chema MoyaEFE

Zidane - celebrating one year in charge of the Bernabéu outfit today - is without the injured Sergio Ramos, Pepe, Mateo Kovacic, Gareth Bale and Lucas Vázquez.

Real Madrid-Sevilla: starting line-ups

Real Madrid XI: Casilla; Carvajal, Varane, Nacho, Marcelo; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; James, Morata and Asensio.

Meanwhile, Sevilla coach Jorge Sampaoli has gone with the following team: Rico; Mariano, Rami, Mercado, Escudero; Iborra, Nzonzi; Vitolo, Ganso, Nasri; Correa.

The referee is Antonio Mateu Lahoz.

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