Cope: Ronaldo as a striker with Vázquez and Asensio up front

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Cope: Ronaldo as a striker with Vázquez and Asensio up front

COPE: Cristiano jugará de '9', con Lucas Vázquez y Asensio

Emilio Naranjo

EFE

The Spanish radio network reported that Morata will be on the bench with Casilla, Marcelo, Varane, Ramos, Danilo, Casemiro, Kroos and Modric to start.

According to Spanish radio network Cadena Cope, Cristiano Ronaldo will play as a centre forward against Celta in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday night with Marco Asensio and Lucas Vázquez in support. Ronaldo is set to make his first appearance in the cup for two years after being rested in previous rounds. 

Morata benched

That will leave Álvaro Morata, who started both games against Sevilla in the previous round, on the bench along with first choice number nine Karim Benzema and Mariano, who has made four appearances in the cup, mostly from the bench, and scored four goals.

Zidane to field strongest midfield

Kiko Casilla will continue to keep goal in the domestic cup competition while Cope also reported that the rest of the team will be comprised of Marcelo, Raphael Varane, Sergio Ramos and Danilo in defence with Zinedine Zidane fielding his first-choice midfield of Casemiro, Toni Kroos and Luka Modric for the first leg match in the Bernabéu.

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